2021/22 Sir James Wolfensohn Scholarship Media release 2022

May 2, 2022


Harvard Club of Australia (HCA) is delighted to announce the Sir James Wolfensohn Public Service Scholarship is now open for applications for 2022. Senior Australian public servants are invited to apply for the Scholarship which funds an executive education program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) in the United States. The long-awaited reopening of the Scholarship is supported by HCA following a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


This year HCA expects to award up to two Wolfensohn Scholarships. Funding for Scholarship recipients covers HKS tuition, return flights to Boston and accommodation and meals while completing the course.  


Established in 2013, the Wolfensohn Scholarship is open to senior employees of Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments who play a significant role in the design and implementation of public policy in Australia. 25 public servants have so far benefitted from a Wolfensohn Scholarship.  The Scholarship was established with the personal and financial support of the late Sir James Wolfensohn, an Australian-American lawyer, investment banker, economist and president of the World Bank from 1995-2005. 


By funding executive education at the world’s leading school of public policy, the Wolfensohn Scholarship supports the design and delivery of good public policy in Australia. It also rewards outstanding individuals for their achievements in Government and motivates recipients in their successful public service careers. 


The deadline for applications is Friday, 3rd June 2022.


Click HERE for a link to the application form


For further information on the courses on offer: www.hks.harvard.edu/executive-education 


For further information on the Scholarship, visit https://hcaustralia.clubs.harvard.edu or contact HCA Wolfensohn Scholarship convenor, Jamie Snashall, on 0407 438 746.