Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship

For students commencing a technology-related degree; worth up to $15,000.

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Applications now closed

This scholarship provides:

  • $5,000 per year for up to three years.
  • Up to $5,000 to cover the cost of attending Westpac's 5-day Disruptive Leaders Program in Singapore.
  • Attendance at the Westpac Scholarships Summit in Sydney.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

Note: Selection for this scholarship will ensure that applicants who identify as women represent at least 50% of the shortlist. Shortlisted applicants will need to be able to attend an interview on 6 February 2024.

*RMIT has a great range of online career support resources available including a Prepare for interviews section. Here you can upload your CV and practice mock interview questions. Visit RMIT’s online career support for how to prepare for interviews.

The online application form will be made available here when applications open. 

Application questions

It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers prior to starting the online application.

  • Tell us about any extracurricular activities (e.g., community involvement, volunteering, art, sports, music). (150 words)
  • What are your future ambitions and interest in exploring and contributing to Australia’s technology and/or digital landscape? (200 words)
  • What do you identify as your greatest strengths and how do they link to the Westpac Scholars Trust vision? (These can be technical skills or personal attributes) (200 words). Visit the Westpac Scholars webpage for more information about Westpac Trust’s focus.
  • How do you think the Westpac 100 Network can help you achieve your goals and aspirations? (100 words). Visit the W100 Alumni webpage for more information on the W100. 
  • How could you then utilise your skills and experience to contribute to the Westpac 100 Scholars Network? (100 words)

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications for Semester 1, 2024 are now closed.

This scholarship will next be offered for Semester 1, 2025, with applications opening August 2024.

Applications are now closed. 

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions (PDF, 698KB).

The Westpac Scholars Trust is a scholarship fund with an exclusive focus on the education and advancement of Australians. A one-off contribution of $100 million will fund 100 scholarships and awards annually in perpetuity to Australians from all walks of life who have the potential to shape Australia’s future.

The Westpac Scholars Trust was launched as a gift to future generations of Australians to commemorate Westpac’s 200th anniversary in 2017.

For Australia to realise its full potential in the technology space we must invest in tomorrow’s leaders today. With the digital economy now touching every aspect of our lives, world-class technology skills are vital to leverage the opportunities in this rapidly changing market.

The Westpac Scholars Program aims to strengthen Australia’s pool of local talent, building a cohort of technology-literate future leaders. Importantly, the scholarships also aim to address the current lack of gender balance and diversity in technology graduates.

The 2020 Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship

Think you've got what it takes to change the world?

Here's your chance.

Westpac Young Technologists Scholarships are designed specifically for high school graduates who are passionate about technology and eager to explore its potential for good. 

We start by giving you $5,000 per year over three years to really inspire your thinking. 

It's not just about funding though.

We'll help you develop into a stronger leader through a personalised enrichment program. You will have access to paid internships and inspiring mentors, and the chance to spend time in Asia as part of an international learning experience. 

Best of all, you'll become a lifelong member of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network, an inclusive group of the brightest young minds in Australia.


Quotes from past recipients:

"This scholarship has allowed me to focus purely on my uni work this year and not stress about money. Also the network of inspirational people I have met through this scholarship, has pushed me to work harder and provides a great network for getting jobs." - Bachelor of Software Engineering student

"Thank you so much for this opportunity! You have changed lives of so many people. The money had been a huge benefit. But most importantly you have made people believe in themselves and their abilities. Thank you." - Bachelor of Information Systems student

Find out how to contact the Coursework Scholarships Office.

Notice to applicants

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

Only successful candidates will be notified via email to their RMIT student account.

For information about other financial assistance available to RMIT students, please speak to one of our Student Welfare Advisors.

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