Proofread your resumes and fine-tune your applications, Bond University scholarship applications are closing in just under two weeks and the chance of a lifetime is up for grabs.
With more than 300 Bond University scholarships available this year, students are being encouraged to assess which scholarship would suit them best.
Australia’s largest private, not-for-profit university provides tuition assistance across 12 categories of scholarships ranging from full to partial tuition and accommodation assistance. These include full-tuition Vice-Chancellor Scholarships; partial Faculty Deans’ 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, four new indigenous scholarships have been introduced this year. These are the Sunland Indigenous Scholarship for Undergraduate Study, the Bond University Award for Indigenous Community Excellence, the IHG Scholarship for Indigenous Youth and the Accor Indigenous Scholarship.
Bond University’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Garry Marchant said with the application closing date drawing closer, it’s time to seriously consider applying.
“Our part and full-tuition scholarships will provide the opportunity for Australia’s best and brightest students to fulfil their potential and go on to establish exceptional careers,” said Professor Marchant.
“Our scholarship process is very thorough. For example, we invite the top achieving students who apply for the Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship onto campus for a selection weekend,
“Students take part in a formal interview and a series of management exercises testing their teamwork, leadership and entrepreneurial skills, all which contribute to becoming an outstanding leader.”
Bond University Vice-Chancellor scholar and alumnus 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 – throughout my four years at Bond I 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."
Pieter recently moved to Sydney to commence work as a financial analyst at JP Morgan, a world leading investment bank.
Scholarship applications close on August 1, 2011, for more information see bond.edu.au/scholarships.