About the scholarship
Applications have now closed for the 2017 Alumni Scholarships.
Alumni Scholarships are made possible by the support of generous donations from alumni and the Bond community to the Ambition Fund. The Bond University Alumni Scholarship Program assists outstanding alumni by offering financial support to undertake postgraduate study at an international institution of their choice.
A maximum of two scholarships valued up to $20,000 each are awarded per year. The scholarship monies can be utilsed for tuition fees at the nominated institution, as well as any associated travel and accommodation costs directly related to undertaking the study program.
Applicants who have been accepted or have applied to study a postgraduate program at an international institution are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applications for the scholarship can be submitted prior to acceptance at the nominated institution, however final proof of acceptance must be provided prior to the close of applications.
To be awarded the Bond University Alumni Scholarship, applicants must be a graduate of Bond University. Australian and international, undergraduate and postgraduate students and alumni are eligible. Other factors considered include:
- personal academic merit
- demonstrated and / or potential leadership
- citizenship and community service
- demonstrated commitment to study
- referee statements outlining the applicant’s abilities
- academic excellence of nominated institution
- international prominence of nominated institution.
Academic field of study does not limit the scholarship.
Applicants currently enrolled in an international institution, with at least half of their degree remaining are eligible to apply. The recipient shall not hold any other scholarship or award at the host university concurrently with the Bond University Alumni Scholarship, except with the permission of Bond University.
Successful applicants are required to submit a report each year during their studies abroad and upon completion. The report will provide a general overview of the applicant’s ongoing study experience at the host institution, as well as detailing how the funds have been used. Any unused portion of the scholarship will be returned to the university with their completion report.
You will need the following information to complete your application:
- Personal contact details
- Education details including transcripts (other than Bond)
- Financial information (annual income and declaration)
- Nominated institution details
- Personal statement (500 words max) about yourself, addressing your eligibility based on the criteria and the benefits you will receive if awarded a scholarship (eg. how will the scholarship benefit you, why have you chosen the nominated institution and study program and how does this study program fit into your future plans?)
- Referee statement (at least one) supporting your nomination
Applications open Monday 10 April 2017.
Applications close Friday 2 June 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.
Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 30 June 2017.
All applications will be considered by the selection panel, which will consist of:
- Pro Vice-Chancellor, Students and Academic Support
- Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching
- Director, Alumni and Development
- Chair, Alumni Advisory Board