Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

High School Leaver
Indigenous Australians
Aus Citizen / Aus Permanent Resident
See below

"Do you have the drive to make a difference?'

Whether your focus is Asia, new technology or social change the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation is offering postgraduate study for talented individuals at Australia's leading universities.

Scholars will be exceptional people, chosen for their potential to make a difference to Australia's future in one of our three focus areas:

  • Technology and innovation
  • Strengthening Australia-Asia ties
  • Enabling positive social change.

The Scholarships are valued at up to $120,000 over 2-3 years and will be awarded annually for research or coursework studies at graduate level.

Partner Universities

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation have partnered with nine leading Australian universities to deliver the Future Leaders Scholarship. Scholarship recipients must undertake their postgraduate studies at one of the following nine universities, in a field of world-class standing:
  1. The University of Adelaide
  2. The Australian National University
  3. The University of Melbourne
  4. Monash University
  5. The University of Queensland
  6. The University of Sydney
  7. University of Tasmania
  8. University of New South Wales
  9. University of Western Australia

Eligibility Criteria

  • You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • You have completed an undergraduate degree after 1 September 2018, OR will complete in the year of application
  • You have achieved or are on track to achieve an average result of H1 or H2A equivalent
  • You have chosen to undertake a Masters by coursework or research or a PhD at one of our participating universities with demonstrated world-class capability in the proposed area of study
  • You must commence study following the year of the application
  • Your proposed program of study:
    • Can be in any field of world-class standing and must be relevant to the Foundation's focus areas
    • Include international opportunities, such as a period of study at an overseas university, a presentation at a conference significant to the discipline, or an internship or placement at an overseas organisation which will develop your leadership skills and global networks
    • Must underpin a worthy and viable post-study plan that benefits Australia

How to apply

Applications will open on 18 June 2019

For information on how to apply please visit the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation website.

Applications must be submitted by 4 September 2019.

Further Information

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
Email: westpacscholars@westpac.com.au
Website: http://bicentennial.westpacgroup.com.au/scholarships/future-leaders/