Scholarships that shape futures

Westpac Scholars Trust was established following a $100 million gift in celebration of the bank’s 200th anniversary in 2017. This was a truly altruistic endeavour by Westpac Group, who at the time, were the first corporate to make a philanthropic donation of this kind in the history of Australia.


The vision for this generous gift was to create a fund that would exclusively empower a new generation of leaders to create a brighter future for Australia by setting new benchmarks in research, innovation and social change.


Since awarding our first scholarship in 2015, Westpac Scholars Trust has invested over $40 million in over 740 Westpac Scholars.

Our Vision

We’re investing in everyday people with the passion and drive to lead positive change in Australia. Together we can be extraordinary.

Our People

Our scholarship programs are made possible through the leadership and support of our board members, national selection panel and university partners.