Ford Motor Company - The Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship

If you are a second or third-year student studying a Bachelor of Engineering in; Electrical and electronics, Mechanical, Mechatronics or Software and you have demonstrated leadership experience. This scholarship could be for you.

Value and duration



(paid in 2 instalments)


1 year

Important dates

Opening date28 March 2017
Closing date12 April 2017 at 5 pm


All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria.

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • be enrolled full-time in Year 2 or 3 of Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical, Mechatronics or Software
  • be high performing and have a demonstrate a commitment to developing their full academic potential
  • have a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 and maintain this over the course of the scholarship support
  • demonstrate strong communication skills through you written application
  • demonstrate leadership skills in an academic or community-based - settings
  • be able to describe your interest in Automotive Engineering
  • demonstrate how you would be the best candidate for this scholarship

Special conditions

  • Scholarship recipients will be connected with the Ford Blue Oval Scholars database initiative allowing the company to maintain an ongoing relationship with scholarship recipients. You will also be connected with the corporate STEM strategic initiative. Recipients will be given high visibility Ford's intention is to make this scholarship an honour to receive.
  • You must provide a yearly impact statement for the duration of your scholarship.
  • You cannot be anonymous.

How to apply

Apply online through the Deakin Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal and apply

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Finding out if you're successful

You'll find out if you were successful up to four weeks after applications close.

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide.

Supporting documentation

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the information you provide in your application.

More about the donor

On July 1, 2014, Alan Mulally stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company.  To honour his outstanding service to Ford, the Company established a new global scholarship program – The Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship.   

At this time of exciting transition at Ford, the company is more reliant than ever on attracting the best engineering talent in the world.  This scholarship initiative seeks to help address this critical corporate need.