In recognition of the extraordinary challenges Year 12 students are facing due to COVID-19 disruptions, QUT will now accept VET qualifications (Certificate IV and above) for entry in 2021 for any student who completes Year 12.
Congratulations to the seven QUT students announced on 3 April as the 2019 Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship recipients.
The Westpac Young Technologists Scholarships have been awarded to support individuals who hope to use technology as a lever to drive positive social change.
Amongst the 2019 Westpac Young Technologists Scholars is Bella Howard, who has just started a double degree in Bachelor of Mathematics and Bachelor of Information Technology at QUT. An ambitious and active advocate of optimisation science, Bella hopes to strive for a harmony between the precision of maths and the functionality of computer science.
"I want to explore the exciting relationship between these two disciplines during my studies at QUT. I look forward to where my studies will take me in the future and working with like-minded people in the STEM industries."
“The scholarship not only provides financial assistance. It is a privilege to be included in a group of students of such distinction whose passion for learning is so inspiring,” said Bella.
Despite the different focus areas, all Westpac Scholars share a similar set of attributes.
According to Westpac Scholars Trust CEO Susan Bannigan, “Westpac Scholars are not your everyday people. They are tomorrow’s leaders, thinkers, innovators and pioneers—people from all walks of life who are united by their generosity of spirit and driven by a desire to shape a better future.”
“Our scholarship programs are designed to empower and inspire the next generation of young leaders. We work closely with our university partners to create unique learning experiences that will help these young adults thrive,” says Susan.
Beyond the financial investment of the scholarship, Westpac Scholars gain lifelong access to the Westpac 100 Scholars Network. Growing by 100 scholars a year across the Westpac Scholars Trust’s five scholarship programs, the network connects a community of people from all walks of life with the ideas and drive to help shape a better future for all Australians.
“With lifelong access to professional development and unlimited networking opportunities, scholars have the power to transform big ideas into real solutions.”
To learn more about the 100 Westpac Scholars from 2019 visit the Westpac Scholars Trust website.
To learn more about how to apply for the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship visit the QUT scholarships website.
If you know a high-achieving Year 11 or 12 student who would like to get a taste of university life while in high school, they can apply to take part in START QUT. Applications for Semester 2, 2020 are now open and will close on 31 May, 2020.