Maher Yassine International Mobility Scholarship


$1,000 for one year, to be contributed towards an international exchange or placement


New or continuing students


Any undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University


Applicants must be:

  • commencing study or currently enrolled full-time in any year of any degree at Western Sydney University
  • able to demonstrate financial or other hardship, based on the Western Sydney University Opportunity and Equity criteria
  • willing to share their story and act as ambassadors for Giving to Western Sydney University
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Maher Yassine

At the age of 24, Maher is a young graduate wanting to make a difference. Maher is a Financial Analyst for Farmers Insurance Group, one of the largest insurance companies in the US. But it wasn’t always smooth sailing. After graduating from Western Sydney University in 2014, Maher travelled to the US, inspired to chase his dreams. Just two months in, he was forced to return home after struggling to find a job. Hard work and gritty determination enabled Maher to return to the US. Through this scholarship, Maher wishes to show students that anything is possible. That they have unlimited possibilities if they work hard for it.

Application 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.