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Bond University 2012 Scholarships now open

Students are being offered the chance of a lifetime to apply for more than 300 scholarships to Bond University. Applications officially open today with hundreds of top high school students expected to vie for a chance at securing one of the prestigious awards. 

Australia’s largest private, not-for-profit university provides tuition assistance across 12 categories of scholarships ranging from full to partial tuition cover and accommodation assistance.

These include full-tuition Vice-Chancellor Scholarships; partial Faculty Dean’s Scholarships, 50 per cent Collegiate Scholarships and 50 per cent Corporate Scholarships that partner students with a Fortune 500 company.

In addition to the Sunland Indigenous Scholarship for Law, made available through Bond University’s partnership with the Sunland Foundation, two new indigenous scholarships will be introduced this year. These are the Sunland Indigenous Scholarship for Undergraduate Study and the Bond University Award for Indigenous Community Excellence.

Bond University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Garry Marchant said scholarships are an integral part of the University’s commitment to attracting Australia’s most promising school leavers.

“Our scholarship program is designed to assist us to identify the leaders of tomorrow – students who demonstrate exceptional talent and who have big aspirations. Through the scholarship program we provide the opportunity to those students to fulfil their potential and go on to establish exceptional careers,” said Professor Marchant.

“Both the number and quality of scholarship applications we receive is growing exponentially year-on-year, which is a reflection of Bond’s strong reputation nationally for providing quality, personalised education.”

Bond University Vice-Chancellor's scholar Pieter Joubert saw his life take a different turn when he was awarded a scholarship during his final year at The Hutchins School in Hobart.

“Receiving a scholarship offer from Bond was an incredible opportunity - over the past four years I've had so many amazing experiences and was fortunate enough to study and become friends with a highly motivated and diverse group of students from both interstate and overseas,” said Pieter. 

“My Bond scholarship gave me a unique experience that I would not have found anywhere else. Some of the highlights include a trip to Russia in 2010 with four fellow students to represent Bond University at the international final of the Global Management Challenge. More recently I embarked on a five month exchange to the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University in Sweden organised through the partnerships Bond has in place."

Set to complete his dual degree in April, Pieter will move to Sydney to commence work as a financial analyst at JP Morgan, a world leading investment bank.  Pieter advises year 12 students to make the most of every opportunity.

“Although it can be daunting trying to decide what to study, I'd recommend keeping your options open, and choosing a university that presents the best opportunities for you. Deciding to move to Bond University to study was a big decision to make, but I'm so glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone and did it," he said.

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