Equity scholarships for current undergraduates

The William John & Lizzie May Sinclair Scholarship

Established in 2012 by a bequest from Mr William Robson Sinclair, in honour of his parents, the purpose of this scholarship is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and students from a disadvantaged background, who are studying Engineering at the University of Sydney.

Value $25,000 per year.
Duration: Course duration including honours.

Applications for 2015 enrolment are now CLOSED

Blooms The Chemist - John Sidgreaves Scholarship in Pharmacy

For: Pharmacy students entering their 4th year, with at least a credit average over their first three years and who have been disadvantaged financially and who have a proven interest in community pharmacy as demonstrated by full-time or part-time employment in a pharmacy for a minimum period of 1 year.

Selected eligible students will be asked by the University to submit a personal statement demonstrating their proven interest in community pharmacy.

Value: $5,000.

Duration: One year only.

Applications for 2015 enrolment are now CLOSED


Equity Scholarship Assessment - for scholarships applied for via UAC

Equity scholarship applications are assessed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC), which provides information to the University of Sydney, which reflects the applicant's degree of disadvantage as assessed by the UAC based on the information provided in the application process.

The University of Sydney awards the scholarships according to eligibility and equity information provided by the UAC. Eligibility will be determined according to the current Ministerial Guidelines for Commonwealth Scholarships, pursuant to the Higher Education Support Act (2003).

If eligible applicants need to be distinguished, this may be done by equity ranking, academic merit or by duration of receipt of eligible means-tested Commonwealth benefits, as determined by the University of Sydney. The same criteria will apply to all applicants in any one round for any one scholarship.

Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria as at the HECS census date for the first scholarship period following offer of scholarship. If a student is not eligible at this point, or if the student is not awarded a scholarship in that round, he or she may re-apply in any subsequent application round throughout the course of their eligible degree.

Equity Scholarship Offers

You can only receive an Equity Scholarship offer if you are a currently enrolled student or if you have been made an offer of admission, in the main round of offers, with the University of Sydney. The University of Sydney only participates in main round offers of Equity Scholarships so commencing students must have an offer of admission in the main round to be offered an Equity Scholarship.

All applicants will be notified of outcomes via UAC, unless indicated in the Equity Scholarships booklet that they will be notified directly by a specific Faculty.