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Tony Palmer

President of Global Brands and Innovation for personal care giant Kimberly-Clark, Tony Palmer established the Tony Palmer Award for Marketing Excellence to support outstanding Bachelor of Business (Marketing) graduates with a cash prize and career mentoring.


Professor Richard Gunstone

It’s in this spirit of gratitude that Professor Gunstone wants to leave a bequest to partly fund a scholarship for a PhD in science education. His motivation is simple. “I want to help a future generation of science education researchers,” he says.


The Elsa and Dante Cicuttini Scholarship

To honour Elsa’s appreciation of education and Dante’s unfulfilled potential as an engineer, their daughter Flavia and son-in-law Kit (both Monash alumni) established the Elsa and Dante Cicuttini Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to engineering students from a low socioeconomic background.


Roger Riordan

Roger Riordan AM was a pioneer of computer science in Australia and a significant philanthropist. In 1973 he set up Cybec Electronics with his late wife, Sally and has donated millions of dollars to support scholarships and projects in social welfare, Indigenous health and education, medical research, the environment and the arts in Australia.


Peter Beaumont

A contented and busy retiree, Peter Beaumont was inspired to establish a new scholarship when he read about a similar act of generosity by a fellow pharmacy alumnus. The Peter Beaumont Scholarship is awarded to a commencing Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) student living at least 50 km outside Melbourne, and on assessment of financial need.