The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation will support scholars in five categories that are key to shaping the future of Australia.

Scholars from across the five scholarship categories will be leaders, innovators and pioneers – people from all walks of life who have the drive to shape the future prosperity and growth of our nation.

In addition to financial support, scholarship recipients will benefit from ongoing networking, learning and development opportunities.

Scholarships will be phased in from late 2014 with the aim to welcome our 200th scholar by 2017 to mark Westpac’s 200th anniversary. Thereafter, 100 scholarships will be awarded each year, forever.

Applications are launching this semester for the Asian Exchange and Young Technologists scholarships.