Scholarships - Wade Institute

Our scholarships are made possible thanks to our valued partners.

Their ongoing support and generosity helps us remove barriers for high-potential talent who want to work on bold ideas. Our partners also play a collaborative role in providing resources, expertise, and mentorship for our programs.

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Credit Suisse

$15,000 Master of Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The Credit Suisse Scholarship is offered to an emerging high-potential entrepreneur to support and nurture their startup journey.

Credit Suisse also provide $10,000 to a ‘Best Startup Pitch’ prize for graduates of the Master of Entrepreneurship who most effectively pitch their start-up ideas to a panel of investors and leading entrepreneurs at the end of year Pitch Night.

Scholarship Recipients: Mond Qu (2016), Sakshi Thakur (2017) and Amila Waniganayake (2018)


“I hope that the Master of Entrepreneurship and having Credit Suisse as a support partner will enable me to help others while utilising my business acumen to make an impact in the education sector. By leveraging Credit Suisse’s vast resources and building a strong network for the future, I hope to make the most of the opportunities offered by Credit Suisse.”

Amila Waniganayake, 2018 Credit Suisse Scholarship Recipient

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

$25,000 Master of Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The Corrs Chambers Westgarth Scholarship is offered to ensure that entrepreneurs with the greatest potential can bring their ideas to life.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth are also our expert legal advisors and teach the legal components to the Master of Entrepreneurship studies.

Scholarship Recipients: Roshan Ghadamian (2016), Mary Minas (2017) and Lisa Stephenson (2018).


“The Master of Entrepreneurship 
is my chance to put myself in a new environment with challenging ideas and diverse people, and find a way to have a deeper impact on the community. As a film producer and emerging entrepreneur, the opportunity to work with the talented people at Corrs is a privilege.”

Mary Minas, 2017 Corrs Chambers Westgarth Scholarship Recipient

Australia Post

$25,000 Master of Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The Australia Post Scholarship is offered to an emerging entrepreneur interested in creating an e-commerce business or an entrepreneur who intends to locate their business in regional or rural Australia. It has been established to foster entrepreneurship for female founders, social causes, and regional communities.

Australia Post also provides the scholarship recipient ongoing support, mentorship and access to their teams.

Scholarship Recipients: Sarah Agboola (2016), Kasser Taleb (2017) and Tony Tan (2018).


“My relationship with Australia Post is helping me fulfil my own aspirations, but more importantly it will help me create a social enterprise to support our communities, particularly women. Australia Post’s scholarship is a gift that will keep 
on giving.”

Kassar Taleb, 2017 Australia Post Scholarship Recipient


$25,000 Master of Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The MYOB Scholarship is offered to an emerging entrepreneur to support and nurture their learning in entrepreneurship and innovation.

MYOB also offers a free subscription to MYOB Essentials for all Master of Entrepreneurship students to use within their first year of business.

Scholarship Recipients:  Melanie Williams (2017) and Jaxon Hickey (2018).


“MYOB’s support has enabled me to move interstate and leave work commitments behind to fully immerse myself in the world of entrepreneurship. I look forward to developing the processes, techniques and skills required to generate solutions to real world problems that I am passionate about.”

Jaxon Hickey, 2018 MYOB Scholarship Recipient

Naomi Milgrom

$25,000 Master of Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The Naomi Milgrom scholarship is offered to an emerging female entrepreneur to support and nurture their learning in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Naomi Milgrom is one of Australia’s leading female entrepreneurs, as the owner, Executive Chair and CEO of the Sportsgirl/Sussan Group. Naomi has a strong commitment to expanding the opportunities available for women in entrepreneurship and recognises that the Master of Entrepreneurship program addresses the issues and aspirations of women wanting to become entrepreneurs.

Naomi also provides ongoing support, mentorship and access to her network for her scholarship recipient.

Scholarship Recipients:  Bindi Raja (2016), Daarshinie Nadarajan (2017) and Valerie Judge (2018).


“Choosing to come back to do another degree rather than getting a full-time job after Business School was not an easy decision. This scholarship gave me the financial ability to work on my passion full time and was a crucial factor in my decision to join Wade.”

Daarshinie Nadarajan, 2017 Naomi Milgrom Scholarship Recipient

Amanda Coote

$25,000 Master of Entrepreneurship Impact Entrepreneur Scholarship

The Impact Entrepreneur Scholarship is offered to support an emerging entrepreneur with the potential to positively impact social or environmental challenges.

Amanda Coote, cofounder of Forever New, is also a founding advisory board member of the University of Melbourne’s Impact Entrepreneurship Program, Compass.  Amanda also provides the scholarship recipient mentorship and other support.

Scholarship Recipients: Laura Youngson (2017) and Roni Steiger (2018).


“Amanda Coote‘s scholarship enables me to dive fully into the program and immerse myself in the network of ideas, people and impact. It’s invaluable to have the support of an entrepreneur who has been through the business cycle before and can provide real world advice along the journey.”

Laura Youngson, 2017 Amanda Coote Impact Entrepreneur Scholarship Recipient

Neville & Di Bertalli

2 x $25,000 Master of Entrepreneurship Agribusiness Scholarships

The Neville & Di Bertalli Scholarship is offered to two emerging entrepreneurs with a demonstrated commitment to the agricultural sector. Established by Neville and Di Bertalli, the opportunity is all about inspiring entrepreneurs to change the future of Australia’s agricultural practices and food production.

Scholarship Recipients: Edwina Mani & Sarah Last (2016) and
Claire Bremner & Paul Lockwood (2018). 


“I’ve often thought ‘wouldn’t it be good if…’ and followed it with an idea of something new/different. Sometimes I pursued these ideas, sometimes life got in the way or the idea hit a brick wall. I’m doing the Masters to give these ideas the time they deserve and see if I can do something cool.”

Sarah Last, 2016 Neville & Di Bertalli Scholarship Recipient

Wade Institute Benefactors

$20,000 Master of Entrepreneurship STEMM Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to a student with an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) discipline who is interested in commercialising their STEMM research or ideas.

Scholarship Recipients:  Milosh Lee (2017), Andrew Rowse (2017, Semester 2) and Willian Korim (2018).

Financial Assistance

The Wade Institute also provides financial assistance for Master of Entrepreneurship students with a high financial need.


“This scholarship is allowing me to learn new entrepreneurial skills while introducing me to powerful networks and communities. I envision that this support will result in the improvement of the health and quality of life for Australians by accelerating the creation of new technologies and treatments.”

Willian Korim, 2018 STEMM Scholarship Recipient

Ormond College Benefactors

Up to 20 x $10,000 to $20,000 Master of Entrepreneurship Scholarships available 

Major contributors include Bill Hopper, Janet and Andrew Michelmore, Annie and John Paterson Foundation, Alex and Rob Priestley, and David Williamson.

Wade Institute is located on the Ormond College campus, a thriving entrepreneurial and academic precinct with access to 7 meals a week, onsite gym, counselling services, resident academics and weekly social and sporting activities.