EJ Dibbs Business Scholarship

Value

$5,000 per year for the duration of the degree

Eligibility

New and continuing students

Course(s)

Any undergraduate degree in the School of Business

Criteria

Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or refugees on a humanitarian visa
  • be commencing study or currently enrolled full-time in any year of an undergraduate degree in the School of Business at Western Sydney University
  • have a minimum GPA of 5 for continuing students or an ATAR of 80 for new students

Elizabeth Dibbs

Elizabeth Dibbs is the Western Sydney University's Deputy Chancellor, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Member of the Board Executive Committee. Elizabeth was a partner and General Counsel of PwC and previously worked with major law firms. She now works as a nonexecutive director in the not-for-profit and government sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Law (University Medal) from Sydney University and a Master of Laws (Hons 1) from Cambridge University.

Elizabeth is delighted to provide scholarships to worthy students to assist them with their studies at Western Sydney University. Through the first scholarship program, she hopes to encourage talented female students to unlock their potential in the technology and/or engineering spheres. These are critical areas now and for the future – areas in which women are still under-represented.

Through the second scholarship, she wants to support business students to embrace their interest in business and our economy. Through her own corporate law career, having a father who ran his own legal firm and having a husband who is an entrepreneur, she strongly appreciates the importance of small, medium and large businesses. Sound, knowledgeable and ethical business leaders are essential to the future of Australia and our position globally.

Elizabeth hopes these scholarships will enable the recipients to pursue their career dreams and embrace every aspect of life at Western Sydney University, from academic challenge and enlightenment to extracurricular activities and leadership opportunities.

Applications and Selection Process

Applicants must provide a statement in support of their application indicating how they believe the receipt of the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career. This statement should give a sufficient explanation of the applicant's background and current circumstances to enable the University to judge their eligibility, need and merit.

Successful applicants will be selected based on their written application, academic potential, their ability to meet the criteria and, where appropriate, performance in an interview before a selection panel.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.