Opening 2011 Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships

The Australian Embassy is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2011 Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Scholarships.
Up to 200 ALA Scholarships will be offered to high achievers in the Asia-Pacific region to undertake postgraduate study in Australia in 2011.
The ALA Scholarships program is now a part of the Australia Awards, launched by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in November 2009.
Since 2006, 72 Vietnamese have been awarded ALA Scholarships – this represents a total value of $A9.5 million, equivalent to more than 160 billion VND.
The ALA Scholarships aim to foster leadership, build partnerships and linkages and address issues of priority that affect people across the Asia-Pacific region.
Scholars will be selected on the basis of leadership qualities and academic achievement in the following priority areas: economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, health, disability, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development, and water and sanitation.
The ALA Scholarships provides funding for study at Masters and Doctorate levels in Australia’s leading education institutions.
Masters scholarships can be valued at up to A$150,000 and doctorate scholarships up to A$300,000.  This includes an extensive leadership development program for all scholars.
Many of the 3000-plus Vietnamese alumni of Australian Award programs (ALA Scholarships, the Australian Development Scholarships and the Endeavour Awards) have gone on to successful careers and contributed to Vietnam’s impressive economic and social development.
ALA Scholarship applications close on Wednesday 30 June 2010.

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