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About the scholarship

  • Australia
  • Currently completing high school
  • Full-fee
  • Actuarial Science, Architecture and Built Environment, Business and Commerce, Communication and Creative Media, Health Sciences, Hotel and Tourism, International Relations and Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling, Sport

Applications for January 2021 are now open online and close Sunday, 9 August, 2020.

Each year, outstanding Year 12 students from across Australia are awarded prestigious Vice Chancellor's Elite Scholarships.

These students are selected on the basis of exceptional academic achievement, proven leadership ability and personal character. They have been identified by their teachers and peers for their commitment to their community and their willingness to help and inspire others.

Scholarship is available to Year 12 school leavers beginning their study at Bond University in the following year, January semester.

  • Available to domestic students completing Year 12 at an Australian secondary school.
  • To be considered, applicants must be predicted to achieve a minimum of ATAR 96.00 or IB Diploma 38.
  • Demonstrated record of leadership. initiative and service to their School and/or Community. 

All Vice Chancellor's Elite Scholars are expected to maintain the level of academic and personal excellence that distinguished them as applicants.

100% tuition for any single or approved combined* undergraduate degree (excluding the Bond Medical Program).

Every Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholar is also invited to participate in the Vice Chancellor’s Mentoring Program. The Mentoring Program connects each scholar with an influential corporate mentor, and is intended to cultivate industry links, networks and business acumen for our Vice-Chancellor’s Elite scholars. 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 their first year of study, to help prepare them for a phenomenal career beyond university.

*Visit our Undergraduate Program webpage to see a full list of the approved combined degrees.

How to Apply

Applications for January 2021 are now open online and close Sunday, 9 August, 2020.

Upon completion of the Bond University Online Study Application form, eligible students can apply for scholarships via the Scholarship Application Form

We encourage students to apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for. Students will only be considered for the scholarships they have applied for.

Students must complete and submit their scholarship application prior to the application closing date. No late scholarship applications will be considered. If you are applying for more then one scholarship with different application closing dates, it is important to submit your scholarship application form by the earliest scholarship closing date.

Scholarship applicants will be required to submit the following documents as part of their scholarship application:

  • A School reference (you will be asked to provide your Career Advisors details as part of the scholarship application form and we will follow-up with them directly to provide a reference);  
  • Evidence of your leadership, initiative, and service to your school and/or community. Please use the Summary of Achievements template to present this evidence and upload as one Word or PDF document; and  
  • Essay responses to two questions as per the below. Essay responses should be written in a Word document and uploaded as part of the scholarship application:
    1. What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time? (200 – 300 words)
    2. Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement? (200 – 300 words)

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a short video. Scholarship finalists will be invited to a VC Elite Selection Weekend to be held from Friday, 25 September - Saturday, 26 September, 2020.  

Download a copy of our Year 12 Scholarship Guide for FAQ's and tips for your application.