The inaugural scholarship, valued at $6000, will be offered from Trimester 1 2019 and is intended to support a student who is the first in their family to attend university. The primary purpose of the scholarship is to enable the recipient to focus on their studies by reducing some of the financial burdens associated with further study.
Susan Rallings, Chair of the Board says the initiative was of great importance to members. “We understand that education can be transformative and provide opportunities to people that they had never previously considered,” she explains.
“The members of the Strategic Advisory Board know all too well that with the changing global work environment leaders need to be able to navigate this shift to make a difference, and we wanted to lead by example in making a contribution to the Griffith Business School community.”
“We hope our commitment to the next generation of business graduates serves as a call to action for other Griffith alumni or industry partners who may be looking for ways to provide support and encouragement to prospective and current students to enable them to fully participate in university life,” she says.
Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Professor David Grant expressed his gratitude to the Board for their support. “On behalf of the Griffith Business School community I thank members of the Board for their enduring commitment to supporting the School and our students. This is yet another way in which the Board is assisting us to deliver a remarkable student learning experience.”
Professor Grant continues, “Our Strategy 2017-2020 calls for the School to enhance our engagement with industry, government and the social communities we serve. It is through such vehicles as our industry advisory board that we are striving to do so. The impact of the Board’s support for our strategic directions and, importantly, our students continues to be significant.”
Information in relation to Griffith Business School’s Strategic Advisory Board Scholarship is AVAILABLE HERE.
Applications for the inaugural scholarship close on 13 February 2019 and are invited from current Griffith Business School students.