More than 300 of Australia’s top performing high school graduates will travel to Bond University over the coming week to attend one of two award ceremonies where they will be presented with their scholarships.
The events will provide students with their first opportunity to meet their fellow scholarship recipients, current Bond students and some of the academics who will teach them next year.
Bond University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Saunders said the calibre of this year’s applicants was outstanding and the number of applications is a reflection of Bond’s strong reputation for quality education.
“The 2013 scholarship recipients represent the very best students from around the nation. They are the potential leaders of the future” said Professor Saunders.
“These students have chosen to study at Bond University because of the different education experience we offer. They were attracted by the close sense of community and our dedication to personalised education.
“Our part-tuition and full-tuition scholarships will provide the opportunity for these students to fulfil their potential and go on to establish exceptional careers.
“These students will play an active role in both academic and social activities on campus, where they will act as leaders for our student body.
Professor Saunders acknowledged the support from benefactors and said the business community added to the student experience well beyond the financial contribution.
“Our unwavering commitment to building and maintaining meaningful relationships with the community and leading corporate organisations has led to our corporate scholarship sponsors assuming a mentoring role with students, which provides them with an opportunity to apply their study through an internship.
“This combination of study and industry experience gives students the leading edge when it comes to securing employment and forging high-level careers in the corporate sector.
“We are also proud to be working more closely than ever with our Indigenous community, having awarded a number of scholarships this year, including the Bond University Award for Indigenous Community Excellence, to help further Indigenous education in this country,” he said.
For more detailed information on each scholarship please visit Scholarships.