Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship


The Westpac Scholars Trust awards a number of Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships every year to the people with the drive and imagination to shape Australia’s future.


About The Scholarship

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

Whether your focus is Asia, new technology or social change the Westpac Scholars Trust 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
- Fostering 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. If you are commencing a PhD or Masters by Coursework or Masters by Research in 2022, apply before 11:59PM Thursday 2 September 2021 (AEST).

An online information session will be held on Tuesday, 27 July 2021 at 6:00pm (AEST) - register here to attend.


Scholarship Benefits

  • Up to $120,000 over 2-3 years to cover the cost of study (e.g. course fees, living allowance, travel and conference attendance)
  • Enrolment in a nine-month bespoke Leadership Development Program with a weeklong residential in Sydney
  • Opportunity to add a global context to your education, with tailored international experiences of up to six months
  • Lifelong membership on the Westpac 100 Scholars Network
  • Attendance at the Westpac Scholars Summit in Sydney
What does it take to be a Westpac Future Leaders Scholar?

Key Dates
 17 June 2021  Applications Open
 27 July 2021 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship information webinar - Click HERE to register your attendance.
 2 September 2021  Applications Close (11:59pm, AEST)
 7 - 8 December 2021  National Assessment Centre in Sydney
TBC  Notification of Outcome
 13 - 18 February 2022  Leadership Development Program: Sydney Residential
How to Apply?

Applications are now open.

For information on how to apply please visit the Westpac Scholars Trust website.

Hear from our Students

Read about 2021 Westpac Future Leaders Scholar Monica Phimmachanh's experience here

Read about 2019 Westpac Future Leaders Scholar Jaffly Chen's experience here

Listen to 2018 Westpac Future Leaders Scholar Joey Rowlands discuss Quantum Computing here

Read about 2017 Westpac Future Leaders Scholar Elise Wood's experience here

More Information

Contact Westpac Scholars Trust: westpacscholars@westpac.com.au