The University of Western Australia

We believe you’re capable of creating positive change in Australia – and potentially the world. Ready to take the next step in your journey? Apply now for a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship.

Applications now open and close 2 September 2020.

The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship is one of five scholarship programs offered by Westpac Scholars and in 2020 there will be 17 scholarships on offer.

Whether your focus is Asia, new technology, or social change, the scholarships offers financial assistance for postgraduate study for talented individuals at Australia’s leading universities. You’ll be chosen for your potential to make a difference to Australia’s future in one of three focus areas:

About the program

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships are among the most powerful development scholarships in Australia. As well as investing up to $120,000 over two to three years into your postgraduate studies, the scholarship will also shape your leadership skills far beyond your expectations.

Leadership program
The scholarship supports individuals undertaking postgraduate study that will ultimately make a difference to Australia in one of three areas; technology and innovation, fostering Australian-Asian ties, and enabling positive social change. As well as your studies, the scholarship provides a nine-month Leadership Development Program to build on your personal strengths and give you the insights, learning and inspiration you need to make your mark on the world.
Global experience
You’ll be encouraged to open up your mind to new experiences by heading overseas for up to six months to study. Whether it be at a world class university, or with a non-government or private organisation, you’re guaranteed to make valuable international connections and discover new insights to bring your vision to life.
Scholars network
As a Westpac Future Leaders Scholar, you’ll also become a part of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network. Lifelong membership to this network gives you access to one of Australia’s most diverse meetings of like minds. Drawing on this network’s strong sense of purpose and desire to collaborate, it’s designed to be inspiring, influential and to provide a lifelong learning experience.

Hear from our scholars

"Receiving this scholarship means the selection committee believes in my ability to become a future leader – an incredibly humbling and motivating thought. I want to become a scientist that communicates well and brings people on-board to help shape the future, as well as put Australia’s science and scientists at the forefront. Being part of Westpac’s program will help me to do this. From having access to people I can learn from and get ideas off the ground with, through to helping me become a better leader with the opportunity to broaden my experience with international travel and new financial stability, I can dedicate time to my research rather than being hampered by working commitments."

Sabrina Davies
2018 Westpac Scholar

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants are required to:

Applying

If you're passionate about strengthening Australia's ties with Asia, driving technology and innovation or enabling positive social change, apply now.

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