Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship

This award recognises an outstanding coursework student commencing the Master of Engineering in an automotive-related major. On July 1, 2014, Alan Mulally stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company. To honour his outstanding service, Ford established a new global scholarship program – The Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship. The program will support the awarding of ten US $10,000 scholarships to outstanding engineering students at ten premiere partner universities around the globe – one scholarship winner per school.

Applications open

10 Aug 2020

Applications closed

6 Sep 2020

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $10,000

Applicable study areas


Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be in your first year (2020 start-year or mid-year intake) of one of the following courses/disciplines within the Melbourne School of Engineering:
      • Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
      • Master of Engineering (Mechatronics)
      • Master of Computer Science
    • Have achieved a minimum WAM of 80 in your most recent degree course completed prior to commencing your current course
    • demonstrate an interest in automotive engineering
    • demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills.

    Selection criteria

    Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

    • a minimum WAM of 80 in previous course
    • Strong communication skills
    • Leadership role in academic or community based-settings (e.g. on-campus organizations, community volunteer work, other engineering-related activities)

    The award will be offered based on:

    • WAM achieved in your most recent degree completed prior to commencement of the current course.
    • an essay of 400-500 words (submitted within this online application) which clearly demonstrates:
      • your interest in Automotive Engineering
      • relevant leadership role(s) you have held
      • why you believe you are the best candidate for this scholarship.
    • a letter of recommendation confirming your leadership skills in an academic or community-based setting.
  • Application process

    Submit an online application via the Melbourne School of Engineering coursework student website.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately four weeks after the application close date.

What are the benefits?

One scholarship of US$10,000 will be awarded.

The recipient will also be invited to join the Ford Blue Oval Scholars network to maintain an ongoing connection with the company.

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.