Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

Are you ready to take your ideas to the next level?

Applications for Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship are usually open between June and September annually. Valued up to $120,000, the scholarship provides postgrad students access to support and networks to help them back their ideas and make a real difference through their research and studies. 17 scholarships are awarded every year to individuals from all backgrounds who are starting postgraduate studies at one of Westpac's nine partner universities.

What makes this scholarship program unique?

The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship includes:

  • up to $120,000 in scholarship funding over 2-3 years to cover costs including course fees, living expenses, learning experiences and travel expenses
  • a bespoke Leadership Development Program designed to foster potential of emerging leaders by building on your unique strengths and developing capabilities for success. It includes two residentials during the nine-month program
  • opportunity to add a global context to your education, with tailored international experiences of up to six months (when possible and COVID travel restrictions permitting)
  • lifelong membership of the W100 – a diverse and growing network of inspiring Aussies ready to collaborate, challenge and offer support. Plus hard-to-access networking and professional development opportunities
  • attendance at the Westpac Scholars Summit in Sydney (travel restrictions dependent)

Key Dates - 2022

15 June 2022Applications open
19 July 2022Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship online info session (watch the recording here)
1 September 2022Applications close (5:00pm AEST)
6-7 December 2022National Assessment Centre in Sydney
13 December 2022Notification of outcome
TBD 2023Leadership Development Program: Sydney Residential
TBD 2023Westpac Scholars Summit in Sydney

More information

Email westpacscholars@westpac.com.au

Connect with Westpac on socials @Westpac Scholars on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter

Register your interest on their website

Watch the recording of the Information session on 19 July