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Ervin Graf Scholarship

Each year, Stockland offers scholarships to high performing property undergraduates from a selection of Australian universities. The Ervin Graf Scholarship was created in 2003 in honour of the late Ervin Graf, founder of Stockland in 1952. The program continues to attract the highest calibre students from across Australia.

Stockland currently partners with the University of Western Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, Curtin University, RMIT University and Queensland University of Technology.

Successful recipients have the opportunity to gain insight into the day-to-day operation of the property investment and development industry. The program is designed to ensure our scholars have the flexibility to work around their study. 

Key activities

Stockland Scholars participate in a comprehensive development program to supplement their in-business experience.

Scholars have the opportunity to:

  • Visit Stockland’s assets and complete 4-5 rotations across the business
  • Participate in three development days in our Sydney head office
  • Work with a dedicated mentor throughout the scholarship program
  • Gain exposure to the Executive Committee and senior leaders in group events
  • Present a group project to the Executive Committee at the end of the year, and
  • Attend regular get-togethers with Scholars from around the country, providing support, fun and friendship during the program.

Scholarship prize

The Scholarship consists of a monetary prize, currently $12,000 paid in fortnightly installments, as well as one year casual paid work experience with Stockland across a range of our businesses. Recipients work a minimum of one day each week during the semester and up to full-time during semester breaks.

Upon completion of the scholarship recipients may be offered full-time permanent employment with Stockland, however, this is not a condition of the scholarship.


Students need to undertake full-time study during their scholarship year and achieve a minimum average mark of 70 across all subjects. Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and available to participate in paid work experience during the scholarship year.

In addition, each university involved in the program apply their own eligibility criteria to applicants. For more details, contact the respective university.


Applications for the scholarship are submitted directly to participating universities. Applications should include a resume, a copy of academic record, as well as a statement of career ambitions and personal aspirations.

Shortlisted applications are provided to Stockland and those students are contacted for an interview. Interviews take place in August and September each year, with applicants interviewed by our Leadership team. Sydney-based applicants are interviewed by Stockland's Managing Director and CEO, Mark Steinert. Paid casual work experience commences in February of the following year.