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In recognition of the contribution made by the former McDonald's Corporation CEO, Charlie Bell, a scholarship for future leaders has been created in his name. Charlie commenced his career as a crew person with McDonald's Kingsford in 1976 at the age of 15 and quickly progressed through the ranks, becoming Australia's youngest restaurant manager at the age of 19. He was appointed Managing Director of McDonald's Australia in 1993 and then ultimately President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald's Corporation in April 2004 at the age of 43.
The Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders will reward successful candidates with a contribution of up to $15,000 towards tuition fees for their chosen undergraduate or postgraduate study.
All short-listed applicants will be presented with an opportunity to participate in a leadership program, facilitated by DDI Asia Pacific, focused on the fundamentals of leadership, how to better motivate people and provide feedback and the personal attributes that can enable or derail leaders.
The Scholarship, administered by the Charlie Bell School of Management, recognises Charlie's commitment towards the provision of ongoing learning and education.
To be eligible to apply for the Scholarship, applicants must:
gain acceptance to or be enrolled in, an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at an Australian University;
be available to commence university or continue university, as the case may be, in semester 1, 2018;
be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
in respect of the Employee Award, the applicant must be employed by McDonald's or its franchisees; and
not have been a previous recipient of the Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders.
Applicants under the age of 18 years will need parental consent to validate the Scholarship application. Applicants may be required to attend an interview on Thursday 14th December 2017 in Sydney, and must be due to commence or continue their undergraduate or postgraduate studies in Semester 1, 2018