“Enabling positive social change” is one of the focus areas of the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship.

The scholarship will enable the 17 successful candidates to do postgraduate study at an Australian university. It also entails overseas travel. A key feature of the scholarship is the Leadership Development Program, a nine month program created in collaboration with recognised experts in leadership excellence.

Two other focus areas are also available, taking the total to three: 1. Enabling positive social change 2. Technology and innovation 3. Strengthening Australia–Asia ties Each scholarship is valued at up to $120,000, typically over two to three years, for research or coursework studies at graduate level.

Eligibility You are eligible to apply if: • You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident (New Zealand citizens who are not also Australian citizens are not eligible). • You completed your first undergraduate degree after 1 September 2013, or will complete by 31 December 2018. • You have achieved or are on track to achieve an average result of H1 or H2A equivalent (approx. 75%). • You have chosen to undertake a full-time Masters by coursework or research or a PhD at one of nine participating universities. Other eligibility criteria also apply. How to apply Applications close on September 5. For detailed information and to apply, visit bicentennial.