Coles Group and the University of Melbourne are offering two scholarships that will support “outstanding students” become leaders in Australia’s property industry.
The Coles Group Scholarship will go to high achieving Master of Property students at the Melbourne School of Design. The financial assistance, says Coles, allows the recipients to focus on their studies for the two-year Masters program, removing barriers to full participation in all aspects of university life.
Coles and Melbourne University are together committed to exploring areas of potential property research collaboration and to support excellence in future practitioners entering the field. The property industry, according to Coles, has a key role to play in the development of sustainable communities from both a social and environmental perspective.
Coles Chief Sustainability, Property and Export Officer Thinus Keevé says the scholarships will help build industry capacity and reward high-performing students.
“We’re proud to be working with Melbourne University to support property students by enriching their educational experience with industry-based learning,” he says.
“As part of Coles’ commitment to win together with the communities we serve, we’re also pleased to be supporting students with a Coles-sponsored scholarship for the Masters in Property program.
“Coles is passionate about helping our team members to develop their careers, and this partnership will help the next generation of experts to establish their careers in this dynamic and rewarding industry.”
University of Melbourne Professor of Property Piyush Tiwari says the university welcomes this partnership with Coles.
“Their generous gift, in the form of two scholarships,” he says, “will provide students with life-changing opportunities and faculty with resources to make a difference.”
For more information on the Coles Group Scholarships, visit scholarships.unimelb.edu.au.