Graduate-entry social work scholarships

In addition to The Stanley and Ivy Tipper Trust, Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarships, Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship, ZONTA Club Sydney East Inc Scholarship and Government-funded scholarships, which are available to all undergraduate and graduate-entry students in the faculty, others that may be applicable to students undertaking an MSW(Q) are listed below.


Scholarships


Scholarships

Marion Macaulay Bequest ScholarshipsOpen

Marion Macaulay was a graduate of the University of Sydney who spent many years in the teaching profession and was closely associated with women's and educational professional associations. She bequeathed her estate to the University of Sydney to be applied in the area of humanities. These scholarships are offered to coursework students currently enrolled in the Faculty of Arts or the Sydney School of Education and Social Work who will be travelling overseas for the purpose of gaining credit towards their degrees, either in the form of approved exchange or an approved professional experience such as an internship or practicum. The value of the scholarship is $7500 except for recipients who already hold a scholarship of $5000 or more, who shall receive $5000.

Applications are OPEN until 12.59pm on 24 August 2018 for the current round of scholarships.

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ZONTA Club Sydney East Inc ScholarshipOpen

This scholarship has been established to support one mature-age female student per year to complete a degree or undertake a research project. Preference will be given to candidates who are making a career change, or applying for support for a professional-experience internship, field-education placement, or research project with a strong social-improvement focus.

Applications are OPEN until 12.59pm on 17 August 2018 for the current round of scholarships.

Further information (pdf, 198kB) | Applications


Indigenous Scholarship in Social WorkOpen

This scholarship was established in 2018 to provide financial support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to become qualified social workers, equipped with skills they need to offer vital health care and support to their communities. The value of this scholarship is up to $1000 each year for the duration of the full-time study of the program. Applicants must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Eligible programs at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work are:

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
  • Graduate Certificate in Human and Community Services.

Applications are OPEN until 12.59pm on 17 August 2018 for the current round of scholarships.

Further information and applications


Romy Waterlow Training Fellowship Trust Scholarship

Romy Waterlow spent the last eight years of her life dedicated to working as a counsellor in the area of HIV/AIDS at Royal North Shore Hospital and within the North Shore community. The Romy Waterlow Training Fellowship Trust was established in 1998 to provide scholarships to enable counsellors to undertake education and training programs at the University of Sydney, or other relevant organisations. The value of this scholarship is up to $5500 for one year only.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2017.


SDN Children's Services Aunts Fry Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to preservice students who have shown particular courage, compassion and concern for children in need or with disabilities. To be eligible for this scholarship, students will need to be undertaking study in social work, special education or early-childhood education. The value of this scholarship will be $2000 for one year only, and shall be granted to a student who would be available to undertake her/his professional experience/internship/field education with SDN Children's Services in 2019. Scholarship applicants must have completed first year (minimum) of a bachelor degree in social work, special education or early-childhood education, and have maintained a credit average or higher for the duration of the degree. Eligible programs at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work are:

  • Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
  • Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work.

Applications have closed for the 2018 scholarship. Applications for the 2019 scholarship open in December 2018 and close in April 2019.


NSW Rural Allied Health Scholarships

These scholarships are offered by the NSW Department of Health to students from a rural background who are undertaking entry-level studies in allied health (including social work). Up to 50 scholarships, each valued up to $10,000, are offered annually. Applications open in late January each year and close in early April.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2018.


NSW Rural Allied Health Clinical Placement Grants

These grants of up to $750 (or $1000 for clinical placements at Broken Hill) are offered each semester. Grants are awarded on the basis of the duration of the placement and the cost of travel associated with accessing the placement. Priority will be given to students who have not previously received a NSW Rural Allied Health Clinical Placement Grant, though past grant recipients may apply.

Applications for Semester One placements are open from late January to early April each year. Applications for Semester Two placements are open from early July until mid September.


Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarships

Marion Macaulay was a graduate of the University of Sydney who spent many years in the teaching profession and was closely associated with women's and educational professional associations. She bequeathed her estate to the University of Sydney to be applied in the area of humanities. These scholarships are offered to coursework students currently enrolled in the Faculty of Arts or the Sydney School of Education and Social Work who will be travelling overseas for the purpose of gaining credit towards their degrees, either in the form of approved exchange or an approved professional experience such as an internship or practicum. The value of the scholarship is $7500 except for recipients who already hold a scholarship of $5000 or more, who shall receive $5000.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2018.