Young Technologists Scholarship

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About the Young Technologists Scholarship

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.

Plus, you get $5,000 per year over five years to really inspire your thinking.

It’s not just about funding though.

We’ll help you develop into a stronger leader. Provide internship opportunities. And introduce you to unique networks of people who would otherwise be out of reach. Best of all, you’ll become a lifelong member of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network; an inclusive group of some of the brightest young minds in Australia. 

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We'll help you go further, faster

This scholarship program is all about opportunities. Beyond your studies and university networks, you will have the chance to learn from industry leaders within Westpac Group, connect with like-minded individuals through industry related events, and expand your creative capacity by engaging with some seriously inspiring young Australians in the Westpac 100 Scholars Network.

Westpac 100 Scholars Network

Our Westpac Scholars Alumni program offers more than just membership to a network that will help your career. It's an incredible platform for surrounding yourself with a diverse group of other inspiring leaders.

Growing by 100 scholars a year across our five scholarship programs, this network will connect those with bold ideas to build a better future for all Australians.

“I would describe the Young Tech Scholarship as being a way to network with some of the brightest minds in Australia, extra incentive to do well in your studies and a way to make yourself stand out from other graduates.”

Key dates


From August 2018: Applications open


February 2019: Applications close

February 2019: Notification of outcome

April 2019: Begin Scholarship

*Final dates are determined by partnering universities.
Potential applicants should contact the relevant university
scholarships office for the exact timing.


To apply students must have completed the appropriate level of education to gain university entrance within the last two years. Students must enrol in an approved technology-related degree at one of five partner universities.

Applicants may enrol in a dual or double degree, however this must occur from the point of application and include a technology degree.

Who can apply?

Open to students who have:

  • A passion for technology.
  • Interest in enhancing Australia's future technology landscape.
  • Focus on personal growth and development.
  • Commitment to be an active Westpac Scholar Alumni member.
  • Diverse skills and experience.
  • Academic excellence, with a minimum credit average for the duration of the degree.

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident under 26 years of age. Students must have completed the appropriate education certificate to gain university entrance. Please refer to your preferred university’s terms and conditions.

“I want to be an advocate for diversity, by breaking down the stereotypes that impact gender participation, and encourage more women to enter the IT field”

Apply now

Applications for 2019 Scholarships are now open. Please visit our university partner websites for more information. 


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