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 open 15 June and close 1 September 2022
The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship is one of five scholarship programs offered by Westpac Scholars, with 17 scholarships on offer each year.
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:
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.
If you're passionate about strengthening Australia's ties with Asia, driving technology and innovation or enabling positive social change, apply now.
"If you have a passion, if you love volunteering, if you love doing internships and research, if you’re doing mentoring – anything that shows how you’re participating in your community and how much you love to go out to do things to help people, then you’re a really good candidate for the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship and I would definitely recommend that you apply. It’s such an amazing opportunity."
2021 Westpac Scholar
"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."
2018 Westpac Scholar
“Being a Westpac Scholar means that I am connected to an incredible and growing network of ambitious, passionate and innovative change-makers. The opportunity to reach out for support or to discuss a new idea is met with meaningful assistance and encouragement. The other Westpac Scholars want to see you succeed and will be in your corner the whole way through your academic journey.”
To be eligible to apply, applicants are required to: