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Vice Chancellor's Elite Scholarship


Our prestigious Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarships are awarded each year to a small group of outstanding applicants.

Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholars are selected on the basis of exceptional academic achievement, proven leadership ability and personal character. They are also identified by their teachers and peers for their commitment to their community and their willingness to help and inspire others.

Applications are now open and close at 11:59pm on Thursday, 1 August, 2024.

Please note; if you are short-listed for this scholarship you must attend a selection weekend, held at Bond University, on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September, 2024. This is a mandatory component of the selection process for short-listed applicants and the University will cover all travel and accommodation expenses. Further information will be provided to those that are short-listed.  

Being a Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholar

As a Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholar you will be provided with 100% tuition remission for any single or approved combined undergraduate degree (excluding the Bond Medical Program and Diploma entry students).

As a Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholar, you will also be invited to participate in the Vice Chancellor’s Mentoring Program once you commence at Bond. The Mentoring Program connects each scholar with an influential corporate mentor, and is intended to cultivate industry links, networks and business acumen. Our mentors are all highly regarded senior executives, who have forged their own successful careers in the corporate world, and generously work alongside each Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholar for the first year of study, to help prepare you for a phenomenal career beyond university.

As a Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholar, you must commence in the January semester of the year following completion of Year 12, and unfortunately, will not be permitted to defer to a later semester. 


Where our scholars are now

  • 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Elite scholar

    The Vice Chancellor Elite Scholarship is so much more than a tuition scholarship. As a Vice Chancellor's scholar, you are connected with mentors, welcomed to events with industry leaders, and presented with limitless opportunities to lead and develop the skills that you do not learn in a classroom, preparing you for a successful career. The mentor I was paired with was Marion Charlton, the Chief Operating Officer of Queensland Airports Limited. Now, years after I finished at Bond, Marion continues to be my greatest supporter and I am forever grateful to have been connected with her through the Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship. 

    Lacey Rowett - Solicitor, Australian Conservation Foundation
  • 2018 Vice Chancellor's Elite scholar

    The Vice Chancellor's Elite scholarship was instrumental in my career development. Directly, it helped by putting me in touch with both my incredible mentor and an expansive network of alumni and professionals outside of the Bond community, who I was able to meet with and learn from. There's a strong community of alumni, which has led to opportunities arising for me; Alumni are always more than eager to help! More indirectly, access to that network and the support network inside Bond for the scholars was really helpful as a sounding board for ideas, advice, and personal development; and was truly crucial to many of the formative decisions I've made in my career.

    Martin Floro - Corporate, M&A and Capital Markets Lawyer, Clayton Utz
  • 2009 Vice Chancellor’s Elite scholar

    My Vice Chancellor’s Elite scholarship experience was life changing. It brings together like-minded people who strive for excellence, not only in academia, but in every area of their lives. I was greatly inspired by being part of the Vice Chancellor’s Elite scholar community. To this day, I continue to meet Bondies in my travels. 

    Meagan Ryan - Senior Legal Counsel (Corporate and Intellectual Property), Bega Cheese Limited
  • 1994 Vice Chancellor's Elite scholar

    When I was applying for the Vice Chancellor's Elite scholarship, I had never had to do an interview process like that one before, admittedly I was 17, but the nervousness highlighted to me just how much I wanted it. Being a graduate of Bond gave me a personal confidence that I could go out into the real world and make an impact. The diversity of students, the facilities, and the location help set Bond apart from any other university.  I'll always remember that the size of the student population made it a tight community, and that was a nice feeling. 

    Daniel Kowalski OAM - Head of Olympian Services at the Australian Olympic Committee
  • 2017 Vice Chancellor's Elite scholar

    The Vice Chancellor Scholarship was a truly life-changing experience for myself. Through the Scholarship, I was introduced to a supportive mentor, a broad network of alumni and leading professionals in a range of fields, who I was able to connect with and learn from. As a Vice Chancellor Scholar, you are constantly provided with opportunities to grow and develop your skill sets, both professionally and personally, which ultimately sets you up for your future career. 

    Zuzana Harmaniakova - Native Title Lawyer, QLD South Native Title Services
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