Originally Posted by quest_5692
academic result + good university placement + co curricular activity (showcasing leadership and achievements outside of study) to get the pass for scholarship interviews.
from there onwards, the above are not that important already. it will be up to you to impress the panel with communication skill, team work n leadership and critical thinking (both problem solving and IQ). every students there are creme le creme and have the qualification but the one they pick will be the one they want to work with in the future (can take as job interview since most are conducted by their respective human resources department).
again, my advise to everyone is, never take scholarship for granted by comparing CV/result. No one can tell for sure one candidate can get it or not, at most is favorable or strong. its a combination of luck, skills and what the interviewers actually look for (i.e. they have too many ppl in ABC department so they wont look into sponsoring ppl in that field). the odds are so low unless you created black hole or cured AIDS.
Originally Posted by frostbyte13
Well, the word 'excellence' should speak for itself. What program did you take and what grades did you get? My friend's sister got it for University of Newcastle , Medicine but she's a past scholar about 2 years ago I think. Recently, my friend's friend got this scholarship for overseas too I think. I suppose good grades are highly weighted but of course, if you are all grades without leadership characteristic and extracurricular, chances are you won't stand much of a chance too. However, most of the people who got the scholarship are excellent in all 3 of these criterias. Probably national or international level competition winners, best results in their entire program, or participation in various activities.
An extra hint is communication skills. If you lack or are weak in this department, chances are you won't leave a lasting impression for the panel to award you the scholarship.
Many thanks for all the helpful replies..
your friend's sister and your friend's friend, do they all have excellent result such as all A+?
I'm a bit ashamed when it comes to my result because i have one B.. so, it isn't a straight a's result.. as for competition up to international, i only have a few or maybe just one or two.. from the way i compare myself to others, i don't find it optimistic.. in this case, shall i change it to local instead?
by the way, i'm applying for ANU's economic programme..