PACE Scholarship - Students

PACE Scholarship - Students


Current School Leavers with a minimum ATAR of 93 and eligible non current school leavers
$1,000 per year for up to 3 years 
Applications now open.  To apply please complete the online application form. Applications close 6 January 2017.

Macquarie's unique PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program engages students in real world learning activities with organisations across Australia and around the globe. 

Our network of over 2,500 host organisations within Australia and around the world provides extensive opportunities for students to explore potential career paths. Students get to actively contribute to an organisation, and make a difference to the community it serves, while developing valuable career skills and networks.  PACE is a win-win both for our students and our partners, underlining the principles of reciprocity and mutual benefit on which the program is based.

This scholarship has been developed around the principles of the PACE initiative. The scholarship is valued at $1000 a year for 3 years. 

The selection criteria are:

  • Current School Leavers need a minimum ATAR of 93
  • Non current school leavers could be eligible based on the admissions rank
  • To receive consideration for this scholarship applicants will also need to receive an offer to a course at Macquarie University in the UAC Early or Main Round of Offers
  • Preference will be given to students who have a history of practical engagement experience with a leadership/service orientation, e.g. participation in structured leadership/volunteering programs; service through leadership positions at school or in the community; service through volunteering with community-based organisations, etc.
  • Through a personal statement applicants will need to address the following areas:
    • How has the applicant's practical engagement experience benefited their community?
    • How has the applicant's practical engagement experience enhanced their own education? For example, what did they learn by doing the activity?
    • How does the applicant intend to continue their practical engagement activities whilst at University?
  • Applicants will need to provide a letter of support from someone who is familiar with their history of practical community engagement.

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