Huge gift for Monash U

The university announces an $8.8m gift to fund Raydon Scholars

These are PhD scholarships in the faculties of arts, art, design and architecture, education and law, “with preference given to asylum seeker students and students from refugee backgrounds.”

The funds come an endowment last year from the Narodowski Investment Trust, “to support a significant PhD scholarship program in perpetuity.”

The university already offers the Alex Raydon Scholarship for Refugee or Migrant Students.

While the first six Raydon scholars are announced, Monash U is uncharacteristically quite on the source of what it describes as, “one of Australia’s largest philanthropic gifts” for research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.


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