This scholarship was established by the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation as part of Westpac's 200th anniversary celebrations, which will be officially commemorated in 2017.
The scholarship is awarded by ANU and the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation to undergraduate students who are undertaking up to two semesters of overseas study at a leading Asian University. This is an experiential program, with the opportunity to 'pitch your own adventure' by building in activities to enhance the exchange experience outside the classroom, such as an internship, work experience, volunteering or an intensive language course.
Field of Study and Characteristics of the Scholars
Scholarships are open to students from a wide range of fields of study. The program is looking for scholars who have the passion, ideas and drive to be an advocate for Australia's relationship with Asia. Westpac Asian Exchange Scholars will demonstrate the following:
- A clear understanding of Asia's role in Australia's future prosperity;
- A desire to learn about a specific Asian culture, language, tradition or business through a combination of academic study and cultural immersion;
- The potential and ambition to contribute to strengthening Australia-Asia in their future endeavours; and
- A genuine desire to be an active member of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network.