The basis for the Bradman Foundation Scholarship is to give an opportunity for two young Australians each year to study in an undergraduate degree, at an Australian University.

A scholar is chosen each year, both a male and a female, involved in cricket. The Foundation is not looking for Scholars who are purely academic achievers, nor sporting ones. The emphasis on choosing a Scholar is placed on a blend of academic, sporting, personal and social skills which will best allow the Scholar to fulfil the purpose of the Scholarship. The Foundation believes that each Scholar should aim to pursue Sir Donald Bradman’s values at all times and possess qualities that are conducive with leadership and respect. Sir Donald Bradman, arguably Australia’s greatest sportsperson, reflected on his success in 1985, citing that,

‘…when considering the stature of an athlete, I place great store on certain qualities which I believe to be essential in addition to skill/ They are that a person conducts his life with dignity, with integrity, with courage and perhaps most of all modesty. These virtues are totally compatible with pride, ambition, determination and competitiveness.’

The Bradman Scholarship is tenable at any Australian University of the Scholar’s choice. The Award is conditional upon the acceptance of the Scholar by that university. The Bradman Scholar is expected to be a full-time student completing an undergraduate degree and is a playing member of a registered cricket club in Australia. The written application and supporting documents are important and will determine whether the applicant will be considered by the Selection Committee. Emphasis will be given to those to which this financial assistance will assist them in completing their tertiary education. The Scholar may be asked to represent the Bradman Foundation during the period of the Scholarship, therefore, good personal presentation and an ability to communicate well with peers and university staff will be important. Students should also take part in social activities at their university and should have a range of interests and hobbies.

Please download the application form here

Applications close 28 Feburary 2020

For more information or queries please contact Mr Andrew Summerell at the Bradman Centre.

[email protected]

phone +61 2 4862 1247

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