Bond University in conjunction with Wallabies Captain, John Eales AM, awards prestigious sporting scholarship which provides an opportunity for an outstanding young rugby union star to be mentored both on and off the field.
The goal of the scholarship is to prepare the individual for life beyond rugby with an internationally recognised degree in the discipline of the student’s choice, which is enhanced by the global networks, industry connections, and work experience opportunities for which Bond University is renowned. The successful awardees will commence study at Bond University in January 2015 and spend their rugby season with the Bond University Rugby Club playing in the highest competition in the state of Queensland throughout the duration of their degree.
Worth of award
• 100% tuition fees for any single* undergraduate degree, single postgraduate degree or diploma program (excluding Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery)
• $10,000 cash bursary given to the recipient in each year of their studies in three instalments to assist with any costs they will incur during their study at Bond University
• Recipients will receive one-on-one mentoring sessions with John Eales who will provide his insights into the game of rugby, life as a high performance athlete and career guidance
• Successful scholars are also given the opportunity to network with elite athletes, coaches and top-level teams from a range of sports at the University
Eligibility
• Available to all domestic and international students applying for a single undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree or diploma at Bond University
• Applicants must be male and under 26 years of age with experience playing rugby at a high level relative to their age
• Predicted OP of 1-7, ATAR 99.95 – 87.15 or predicted International Baccalaureate 45-32 or As/Bs on their most recent transcripts
• Applicants must meet the prerequisites and the admissions entry standards for their chosen degree program
How to apply
• Applications are to be made online (see link below).
Selection Criteria
• Demonstrated strong leadership skills and any community involvement
• Submission of a summary of achievements, sporting resume and letters of reference from relevant individuals who can support their application
• Submission of a 500-word personal statement outlining leadership capabilities and their personal and sporting attributes
• All applicants will be interviewed by their local Manager for Schools and Community or International Regional Manager
Deadline; Application closes on September 30, 2014.
Click here to apply online

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