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The Walter Mangold Trust Fund, Education Scholarships to Study Abroad-2011, Australia

Purposes of these Scholarships:

The Walter Mangold Trust Fund (“the Trust”) has been established to further the belief that better understanding between peoples, and consequently lessening of conflict, can be achieved by improving communication between them.  The study of languages, and as a consequence the culture associated with each language, is one way to attain those outcomes.  The history of the establishment of the Trust can be viewed at www.mangoldtrust.org.au.

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One of the objects of the Trust is the provision of educational scholarships to enable young Australians to spend a period of time in a foreign country, with the intention of furthering the education, communication and understanding between peoples and cultures.

2.         Eligibility:

The Trust has funds available to provide scholarships for a number of young Australian undergraduates and graduates to study abroad for a period from three (3) months to up to one (1) year.The grants are restricted to applicants who are residents of Victoria.

For grants for study to be undertaken in 2010, the Trust will be giving priority to applicants who will be studying in the Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese or Spanish languages.

The amounts available in this grant round range from about $5,000.00 to a maximum of $20,000.00 for any specific grant.

Applicants must:

  • be enrolled in an award course in a tertiary institution in Victoria:
  • have attained second year level language competence in the language to be studied by the time that they propose to undertake study abroad;
  • be engaged in full-time study;
  • submit a program of study;
  • be supported by references as to capacity and character;
  • undertake a course of study abroad at a tertiary level or other level acceptable to  the Trust;
  • demonstrate that part of the costs of their program of study will be defrayed by the applicant, or from third party sources;
  • demonstrate how the publication or public lecture requirement (see note below) will be accomplished.

Applications will open on 1 September 2010 and close on 1 October 2010. The 2010 Guidelines and Application form will be posted on this site in mid August 2010.

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