Introducing the

Pete Sheridan Scholarship

The Pete Sheridan Scholarship supports students that are pursuing careers in emerging technologies and data, and passionate about shaping tomorrow’s world.

Pete Sheridan was a founding member of Aztec Information Systems (now IRI), which created audience measurement technology that significantly disrupted the consumer packaged goods information industry in Australia and New Zealand, and eventually became the market leader. In that role he was an executive with a P&L responsibility of USD $100M+ across multiple regions.

Pete’s primary areas of interest have always been new products and technologies that disrupt the status quo, and building teams of talented people.

Critical to this is strong leadership – the component of his career that Pete enjoys the most – with a razor-sharp focus on cultivating a culture that supports and encourages staff to reach their full potential, develop both technical and personal skills, enjoy the work they do, and achieve meaningful outcomes.

The Pete Sheridan Scholarship takes that one step further.

This program has been introduced to identify and support talented individuals much earlier in their career: before it’s truly begun.

To be eliglble for the Pete Sheridan Scholarship, students must be passionate about how the intersection of emerging technologies and data will disrupt and transform the world of tomorrow.

Successful candidates will be supported with their education, ensuring they have a strong foundation from which to launch their careers and become tomorrow’s leaders.


This scholarship is offered annually to one person. Applications for 2021–2022 are open until October 31, 2021.

The Award

The value of this scholarship is AUD $3,000 (total amount). This amount is paid as a one-off payment to the winner.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time in an accredited Australian Tertiary Education Institution and be studying for a certificate, diploma or degree.
  2. Only citizens or permanent residents of Australia can apply.
  3. You must have reached 18 years of age to enter.

The challenge

To apply for the Pete Sheridan Scholarship, you will need to write an essay (maximum 700 words) on why you want to become an entrepreneur, and what difference you hope to make.

We are looking for submissions that reflect a passion to improve and change people’s lives for the better. It doesn’t have to be perfectly written, just an honest perspective – think about the real reason you want to become an entrepreneur and put it into words.

How to apply

All applicants must email the following documentation to

  • Proof of Identification;
  • Proof of enrolment, including course name, tertiary institution name and enrolment status;
  • Your response (max word count 700 words); and
  • Contact details (including residential address).

Selection process

The winner of the scholarship will be selected and awarded by Pete Sheridan on the basis of the entry that best grasps the challenge. Pete Sheridan will decide which submission is successful on November 15, 2021.


The winner will be notified by email and their name will be published on our website on January 31, 2022.

See full Terms and Conditions.

Pete Sheridan is dedicated to supporting passionate and talented individuals with their future careers.

Apply today for your chance to fast-track your learning.