Saturday, April 21, 2007

Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships

Deadlines: 16 July 2007 (mail application) or 31 July 2007 (online

ALA Scholarships are academically prestigious awards offered to high
achievers from the Asia-Pacific region each year to undertake
postgraduate study (Masters or Doctorate) and a Leadership Training
Program in Australia.

Selection for ALA Scholarships is highly competitive, based on
leadership qualities and on academic excellence.

ALA Scholarships are an investment in the future of the Asia-Pacific
region. In this regard, ALA scholars are therefore required to return
to their home country or the region for two years after they have
completed their studies.

In future years, ALA scholars will belong to a unique group - the
Australian Scholarships Alumni - a network that will maintain strong
and enduring links to Australia. Managed by AusAID as part of
Australia's overseas aid program, ALA Scholarships are open only to
citizens of countries in the Asia-Pacific region with which Australia
has an significant aid program.

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Objectives of ALA Scholarships

ALA Scholarships aim to:

* develop a cadre of leaders advancing regional reform,
development and governance
* increase exchange of knowledge and information within the region
* build common purpose and understanding between Australia and the
* build capacity to address priority regional issues
* build effective networks between Australia and the region
* demonstrate the benefits of Australian education through the
provision of high quality education.

Fields of study

Awards are open to all fields of study, however, study programs that
relate to the priority themes of international trade, pandemics,
security and climate change, including clean energy are encouraged.