The Professor Colin Ferguson KPMG Scholarship

The Professor Colin Ferguson KPMG Scholarship was established in conjunction with KPMG and in memory of Professor Colin Ferguson. The scholarship is open to full-time students commencing their second year in the Bachelor of Commerce in Semester 1, 2021 who intend to major in Accounting, from an Australian rural area and can demonstrate leadership, prior work experience and/or academic merit.

The impact of scholarships – The Professor Colin Ferguson KPMG Scholarship

Applications open

17 Oct 2020

Last day for applications

29 Nov 2020
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $10,000

Applicable study areas

Commerce, economics and management

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • Be a Bachelor of Commence student commencing your second year in Semester 1, 2021
    • Intend to major in Accounting
    • Be from an Australian rural area
    • Demonstrate one or a combination of the following:
      • Leadership in the community and/or the workplace
      • Prior work experience
      • Academic merit
    • Be available to undertake a KPMG's Summer Vacation Program late November 2021 to mid-February 2022 (between 6-8 weeks).

    Selection criteria

    The scholarship will be awarded by the Faculty of Business and Economics on the recommendation of the Dean (or their nominee), who holds the final decision in the matter.

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in Semester 1, 2021

    The recipient will be selected based on the quality of their application and their performance in the interview

  • Application process

    Students should submit an online application, including:

    • A cover letter detailing their eligibility
    • A current resume
    • An academic record (available from the student portal)

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What are the benefits?

  • $10,000 AUD for the recipient's third year of study. Payable upon completion of the KPMG Vacation Program and confirmation of enrolment in Semester 1, 2022
  • Participation in the KPMG Vacation Program over late November 2021 to mid-February 2022 (generally between 6-8 weeks)
    • KPMG will determine which business group the recipient undertakes their vacation program in, but will take into account the recipient's preference
    • The recipient will be paid at standard vacation program hourly rates

For more information about KPMG Vacation Program, please refer to

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