$500 Scholarship Offer from Stuart Hayes

Business startups have risen for the fourth consecutive year according to a recent report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. While most of the entrepreneurs behind these new companies hold ample knowledge of their respective fields and many have undergone some level of business management training, few experiences can compare to real-world involvement.

Business coach and leadership trainer, Stuart Hayes steps in to bridge the gap, offering a unique combination of diverse education and far-reaching hands-on experience. Though Hayes fully realises and emphasises the value of applied knowledge, he is also a firm believer in the power of education. To this end, Stuart Hayes is offering a $500 scholarship for rising students in the business arena.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Stuart Hayes’ $500 scholarship, students must meet certain criteria, including:

  • Being an Australian citizen
  • Currently being enroled in or accepted to an accredited university
  • Being in good academic standing

Candidates are required to provide transcripts and proof of enrolment or acceptance upon applying. Students will also need to submit an essay.

About the Essay

Applicants must compose an original essay consisting of 1,000 words focused on the following idea:

In the book Lost Connections by Johann Hari, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018, page 64 states, “Between 2011 and 2012, the polling company Gallup conducted the most detailed study ever carried out of how people across the world feel about their work. They studied millions of workers across 142 countries. They found that 13 % of us say we are engaged in our jobs - which means they are enthusiastic about and committed to their work and contribute to their organisation in a positive manner. Against them 63% say they are not engaged which is defined as sleepwalking through their day - putting time, but not energy and passion into their work. A further 24% are actively disengaged. They, Gallup explained, aren't just unhappy at work; they are busy acting out their unhappiness...undermining what their engaged coworkers accomplish.”


(i) Discuss the implications of these findings in relation to the well-being of employees, the company and the culture of the organisation


(ii) Describe a strategy or tactic that management could adopt to attempt to resolve the situation.

Application Process

Applicants must submit their essays along with contact information and proofs of enrolment and academic standing by May 1, 2019.

Winners will be contacted via email. Any enquiries should be directed to [email protected]

Where to Apply

Those interested in applying for Stuart Hayes’ $500 scholarship may submit their entries here.