2017 True North Scholarship for Women


Everything we do at Bain is guided by True North. In geographic terms, True North is an unchanging and true point on a gyro-compass. It is constant, singular and not affected by factors like magnetic forces or location. For us, True North is our unswerving commitment to always do the right thing by our clients, our people, and our communities.

Part of that commitment is to enable women to achieve their full potential at work and in our communities.

The aim of our scholarship program has always been to inspire high potential students and equip them with practical skills to develop leadership ability and increase personal impact as they start out in their careers. As well as a $15,000 scholarship, our winner will be assigned a Bain mentor to provide guidance and access to a vast professional network. It may also give you a head start in your application to join Bain Australia.

We are keen to meet penultimate year students from any discipline and from a wide range of backgrounds and experience. You'll need to be a strong academic achiever, with great communication skills and the drive, passion and energy to solve problems, succeed and really make a difference.

Application & Eligibilty

To be eligible for the True North Scholarship, you will need to meet the below criteria:

  • A female undergraduate penultimate year student at an Australian or New Zealand university expecting to graduate at the end of 2018 or mid-2019. Note applications from masters degree (except MBA) students at the University of Melbourne and University of Western Australia will be accepted.
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • A strong academic achiever who thrives on creating an impact
  • Someone who enjoys solving complex problems and delivering results
  • Active in community or extra-curricular activities

To apply for the scholarship, you will need to submit the following documents (in Word or PDF format) at this link:

  • A one-page cover letter outlining your interest in our scholarship and how you meet our selection criteria
  • Your 1-2 page resume
  • A copy of your academic transcripts – unofficial transcripts will be accepted
  • Applications will close at 11:59pm on Sunday 9 July.

Successful applicants will participate in two rounds of case interviews with Bain. Everyone who attends the workshop will also be assigned an interview buddy to help with preparation and support throughout the process.

We also recommend that you prepare for these interviews by reviewing the case study preparation section on www.bain.com/careers.


All applicants who are selected for interview will be invited to attend our True North Scholarship workshop, in Sydney from 20 to 21 July. The workshop offers exceptional insight into our industry and what a career in consulting can offer, as well as opportunities to identify and practice a number of key skills, including case cracking technique. Taking part in our True North Scholarship is also a unique opportunity to meet a group of high achieving young women from across Australia and New Zealand and together learn about the impact we have here at Bain and how our supportive culture can support you in realizing your full potential.

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