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The University of Sydney Business School Commencing Undergraduate Scholarships 2015

The University of Sydney Business School produces outstanding graduates who take up leading positions in business, government, academia and the not-for-profit sector. Our scholarships are more than just financial assistance. They are recognition of an individual's talent and hard work and can be an integral step towards a fulfilling career.

Many of the Business School scholarships are enhanced by links with sponsorship partners in the business, alumni and the wider University community. Other scholarships are sponsored by individuals, corporations and valued members of our alumni network.

Important information for school leavers

The Business School's scholarship program is tailored to supporting the special needs of students who are high achievers with strong personal attributes who lead in our community, in academic study and varied areas of extracurricular activities, such as, sport, fundraising, mentoring and public speaking. The program also assists those high achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Students with a demonstrated interest in business will be at an advantage in the selection process.


To Apply

To apply for any of the 2015 Commencing Undergraduate Business School Scholarships listed below, applicants submit an application via the 2015 University of Sydney Scholars Program.

Applications are now open at HSC/IB students page


Applications close October 3, 2014.

(Applicants are considered for the Business School's commencing undergraduate scholarships, when listing the Business School in their 'Sydney Scholars' scholarship application as the Faculty that they will apply for admission with in 2015.)



V. John Plummer Scholarship

Applicants are considered for these awards when submitting an application via the Equity Scholarship application form through UAC, please see scholarship entry below for more information.



Inspired by Business

Each year, the University of Sydney Business School will admit a number of students to its Bachelor of Commerce program through the Inspired by Business Program.  Each student admitted under this program will receive financial support valued at $10,000 per year for the three years of the degree.

For more information and details on how to apply, visit the Inspired by Business web page.



The University of Sydney Business School Joint Scholarships

These scholarship run via separate application process, please see scholarship entries below for more information.

NEW in 2015 - The James Strong Scholarships

  • James Strong - IAG Scholarship for Business
  • James Strong - Nomura Scholarship for Business
  • James Strong - Qantas Scholarship for Business
  • James Strong - Woolworths Scholarship for Business

Established from generous donations from IAG, Nomura, Qantas and Woolworths Australia Limited in honour of the respected business leader and philanthropist, James Strong. Four scholarships will be offered to support talented students studying an undergraduate degree on a full time basis at the University of Sydney Business School.

Awarded on academic merit, personal qualities, leadership potential, and community involvement.  The scholarships are valued at $7500 annually and tenable for up to three years in full-time study, pending terms and conditions

Applicants submit an application form at the Sydney Scholars Program webpage.

Applications close 3 October, 2014.


Dean's Undergraduate Scholarship in Business

  • Awarded to a student scoring a minimum ATAR (or equivalent) of 99.50 or above in the HSC with outstanding achievements in public speaking, leadership and community achievement and a demonstrated interest in business
  • Tenable for a maximum 4 years (Honours year inclusive)
  • The scholarship is valued at $15,000 per annum


Wayne Lonergan Distinguished Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Awarded to a student from a state high school and based on academic, leadership and extra-curricular achievement
  • Tenable for a maximum 4 years (Honours year inclusive)
  • The scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum


David W Johnson Scholarship

  • Awarded to a student from rural NSW based on academic excellence, leadership and personal attributes
  • Tenable for a maximum 4 years (Honours year inclusive)
  • The scholarship is valued at $8,000 per annum


Eric Campbell Scott Scholarship

  • Awarded to a student with genuine financial need (in receipt of financial assistance from a Government body) Students must have a minimum ATAR (or equivalent) of 96.00 to be considered
  • Awarded as a secondary scholarship may be taken concurrently with a primary award
  • Tenable for 3 years or 4 years maximum for honours
  • The scholarship is valued at $3000 per annum


V. John Plummer Scholarship

  • Awarded to students who demonstrate academic ability as well as meeting the criteria of one or more of the following:
    • Financial disadvantage;
    • Medical disability;
    • Rural/remote area
  • Tenable for the normal full-time duration of the recipient's degree course (including combined degrees) plus one additional honours year, if an additional year is required for honours
  • Up to 3 scholarships are awarded annually
  • The scholarship is valued at $6,500 per annum

Applicants are considered for these awards when submitting an application via the Equity Scholarship application form through UAC.

On-time applications close 30 September 2014
For Equity Scholarship Offers for Main Round - Applications close 7 January 2015.



University of Sydney Business School Scholarships (with Distinction) for All Round Excellence

  • Awarded to students for all-round excellence. Applicants are assessed for a history of excellence in academic performance; personal attributes such as leadership and creativity and outstanding achievement in extracurricular endeavour
  • Minimum ATAR (or equivalent) of 99.00
  • Tenable for up to 4 years (Honours year inclusive)
  • The scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum


University of Sydney Business School Scholarships (with Merit) for Excellence in Academic Achievement

  • Students considered for these scholarships will show excellence in academic achievement, evidenced by multiple academic awards and consistently strong academic performance through High School or in the latter years of High School and ideally display excellent grades across all disciplines
  • Minimum ATAR (or equivalent) of 98.00
  • Tenable for up to 4 years (Honours year inclusive)
  • Scholarships are valued at $6,000 per annum


University of Sydney Business School Scholarships (with Merit) for Excellence in Extracurricular Endeavour

  • Selection is based on personal attributes such as leadership and creativity with outstanding achievement/s in extracurricular endeavour in areas such as community work; sports; fundraising; mentoring; public speaking; science; the arts etc. and balanced with an excellent academic record.
  • Minimum ATAR (or equivalent) of 96.00
  • Tenable for up to 4 years (Honours year inclusive)
  • The scholarship is valued at $6,000 per annum


University of Sydney Business School Rural Leadership Scholarship

  • Awarded annually to two students from regional areas of Australia, who display leadership and all round excellence in academic and extra-curricular achievement
  • Tenable for up to 4 years (Honours year inclusive)
  • Scholarships are valued at $6,000 per annum

The University of Sydney Business School Joint Scholarships 2015

The Business School also offers scholarships in conjunction with Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness and the Residential Colleges for Elite Athletes and Indigenous Australians.

The University of Sydney Business School and Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness Scholarship for Outstanding Academic and Sporting Achievement 2015

  • Awarded annually to talented athletes each year based on academic merit to students who are already competing at state and/or national levels. The scholarship is open to candidates who apply for admission to commence in a Business School degree in 2014 or who are currently enrolled in a Business School degree
  • Scholarships range in value from $2,000 to $10,000 per annum

For information on other elite sports scholarships, please visit http://www.susf.com.au/

  • Applications open in November 2014

The University of Sydney Business School and The University Colleges Joint Indigenous Australian Scholarship

The University of Sydney Business School in partnership with the Wesley College Foundation (WCF), St Andrew's College, the Women's College and Sancta Sophia College will award an Indigenous Australian Scholarship to support an Australian Indigenous student who is studying in the Business School and residing at either Wesley College, St. Andrew's College, the Women's College or Sancta Sophia College. Valued at $6,000 per annum for up to four years as a grant OR covering residential college fees at one of the partner Residential Colleges (excluding the Women’s College).

  • Awarded annually to two students of Australian Indigenous background and based on academic merit and potential to perform well in an area of Business
  • Tenable for up to 4 years (Honours year inclusive)
  • Applications open in November 2014