Three new AGSM Leadership Excellence Scholarships are being introduced to recognise outstanding community and business leaders who have demonstrated ongoing contributions to Military, Sport and LGBTI communities. The new Scholarships will be awarded to students accepted into the 2019 Full-Time MBA program.

The AGSM has also introduced Accommodation Bursaries for domestic students relocating to Sydney from interstate who would otherwise be unable to study a Full-Time MBA in Sydney.

AGSM’s Full-Time MBA scholarship program provides support for exceptional students from diverse backgrounds to gain a world-class education at a global leading business school.

“We recruit a diverse cohort of highly motivated MBA candidates who are looking to enhance their career opportunities, move into a new industry, or start their own business,” Dr Michele Roberts, Academic Director at AGSM @ UNSW Business School, said.

“Through our Scholarships program, we give high-achieving students from Australia and around the world access to a world-class MBA program.”

These new Scholarships complement an impressive suite of awards. Full and partial tuition fee waivers are available, and candidates are automatically considered for these scholarships after receiving an offer of admission to AGSM Full-Time MBA program.

Military Leadership Excellence Award:

This scholarship is open to current and former Australian Defence Force members with distinguished leadership capabilities as they progress their military career or transition into their next career. Click here to read more.

Timothy Willetts, a long-serving member of the Australian military and recipient of the 2018 AGSM Military Scholarship, said “I am extremely proud of the value that AGSM places on our serving military personnel in offering this new scholarship.”

“The Military Leadership Excellence Award will enable more military personnel to benefit from the Business leadership tools AGSM provides, building upon the complex adaptive leadership skills candidates already possess through their military training.”

Sport Leadership Excellence Award:

This scholarship is available to all elite athletes who have completed or held leadership positions at a national or international level in sport. Click here to read more.

Lucinda Whitty, former Olympian and AGSM MBA 2019 Class President and recipient of a 2018 AGSM Women in Leadership Scholarship said, “finding your feet and purpose after sport can be challenging. The MBA environment will provide an amazing opportunity to deeply understand the challenges of business and equip you with the tools necessary in the corporate world.”

“Immersive learning and the fast-paced experience helps you build resilience by learning that life is not linear and often we learn more through failure than success.”

LGBTI Leadership Excellence Award:

This scholarship, believed to be the first of its kind to be offered by a graduate management program in the Asia Pacific, encourages all eligible members of the LGBTI community to self-nominate on their application form to be considered for this scholarship. Click here to read more.

Romeo Jay Pragacha, AGSM MBA 2019 and Co-President of Pride@AGSM, said “Our mission is for all AGSM students, staff, and alumni to be accepted and feel a sense of belonging, regardless of their sexual identity or orientation. We are passionate in educating current and future business leaders within the LGBTI community.”

Michele states “AGSM supports diversity amongst our future business leaders of tomorrow. If you’re an ambitious professional looking to accelerate your career, consider the AGSM MBA. We’ve been equipping future business leaders for over 40 years and we’d welcome you to our program.”

Applications for AGSM’s Full-Time MBA Program Round Three close on 1st October.

Apply today to be considered for all scholarship opportunities.