Westpac Young Technologist Scholarships

Do you have a head full of ideas about how to energise the Australian technological and digital landscape – but don’t have the finances to undertake the study you need?

One of the Westpac Young Technologist Scholarships could be yours.

Important dates

Trimester 1 2019

Applications open Wednesday 24 October 2018.

Applications close Tuesday 22 January 2019 5pm.


Cash payment up to $5000 per year

Up to 4 years for single degree students and up to 5 years for students in a double degree.

Eligibility criteria

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • be a commencing first year student enrolling for the first time at Deakin University in T1 2019
  • have completed VCE or equivalent within the last two years
  • be enrolling in one of the following degrees:
    • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Information Systems
    • Bachelor of Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security
    • Bachelor of Cyber Security
    • Bachelor of Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
  • be enrolled full time in a Commonwealth-supported place
  • display an interest in enhancing Australia's technology or digital landscape

Your ATAR will be considered as part of the selection process.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to talk with a representative of Westpac to further discuss their application.


As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • maintain a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 for the duration of the scholarship
  • provide a yearly impact statement for the duration of the scholarship
  • authorise Deakin University to release academic results to the Westpac Bicentennial Fund
  • be an active Westpac Alumni member, which includes a commitment for at least the first twelve months after the scholarship to share experiences, attend Alumni events and promote the scholarship within Deakin University
  • complete a report or story including photos of experiences to promote the program to stakeholder groups, including student material, annual reports, marketing etc.
  • consent to being publicly acknowledged
  • not defer the scholarship
  • attend the annual summit in Sydney (all travel and accommodation is paid for by the donor).

Failure to complete the agreed study load or maintain the required WAM may result in the scholarship being revoked.

Your application

Application tips

Applying for a scholarship isn't just about meeting the eligibility criteria.

It's a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship, it’s your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and be recognised for where you’ve come from and where you need to go.

Read our 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

How to apply

Apply directly to Deakin

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to talk with a representative of Westpac to further discuss their application.

You'll find out if you were successful up to six weeks after applications close. You can see the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.

Additional opportunities

Additional opportunities include:

  • attending the annual scholarship summit in Sydney (all travel and accommodation is paid for by the donor)
  • membership of the Westpac Scholars Alumni program with access to ongoing networking, learning and development opportunities.

About the donor

Westpac Young Technologists Scholarships are designed specifically for young people under 26 who have a desire to change the world through exploring their passion for technology. And ultimately turn that passion into a rewarding career.

More details about this scholarship are available here.