Equity scholarships for current undergraduates


Walter & Eliza Hall Scholarship in Nursing

The Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarships were established in 2008 from the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust. The Scholarships were established to ensure that the absence of money does not stand in the way of a selected person's ability to achieve their maximum potential, in terms of a formal tertiary education.
For: Undergraduate Nursing students who have completed at least 48 credit points in their degree program at the University of Sydney. Applicants should be in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink benefit and be in full-time study in a Commonwealth Supported Place.

This scholarship is open to Australian Citizens only.

Value: $6,000 for one year only.

Apply: for Equity Scholarships via UAC.

Closing date: To be considered for main round scholarship offers, you must submit applications and provide supporting documents to UAC by Wednesday, 7 January 2015.

Walter & Eliza Hall Scholarship for Students Studying Special Needs


The establishment of this scholarships aims to ensure that the absence of money does not stand in the way of a selected persons ability to achieve their maximum potential, in terms of a formal tertiary education. The scholarship is especially aimed at those students who wish to teach in the area of Special Needs Education. The scholarship should be used to cover the following essential education items: computers, textbooks, additional tutoring required by a student to enhance their studies. Funds may be used for living expenses, but this is not preferable. Funds must be used for the direct benefit of the student only.

For: Undergraduate Education students who have completed at least 48 credit points in their degree program at the University of Sydney who wish to study in the area of Special Needs Education. Applicants should be in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink benefit and be in full-time study in a Commonwealth Supported Place.

This scholarship is open to Australian Citizens only.

Value: $6,000 for one year only.

Apply: for Equity Scholarships via UAC.

Closing date: To be considered for main round scholarship offers, you must submit applications and provide supporting documents to UAC by Wednesday, 7 January 2015.

Walter & Eliza Hall Scholarship in Social Work


The Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarships were established in 2008 from the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust. The Scholarships were established to ensure that the absence of money does not stand in the way of a selected person's ability to achieve their maximum potential, in terms of a formal tertiary education.
For: Undergraduate Social Work students who have completed at least 48 credit points in their degree program at the University of Sydney. Applicants should be in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink benefit and be in full-time study in a Commonwealth Supported Place.

This scholarship is open to Australian Citizens only.

Value: $6,000 for one year only.

Apply: for Equity Scholarships via UAC.

Closing date: To be considered for main round scholarship offers, you must submit applications and provide supporting documents to UAC by Wednesday, 7 January 2015.


The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship for a student with a physical disability


The establishment of this scholarship aims to ensure that a student with a diagnosed physical disability and the absence of money does not stand in the way of a selected persons ability to achieve their maximum potential, in terms of a formal tertiary education. The scholarship is especially aimed at those students who have been diagnosed with a physical disability. The scholarship should be used to cover the following essential education items: computers, textbooks, additional tutoring required by a student to enhance their studies. Funds may be used for living expenses, but this is not preferable. Funds must be used for the direct benefit of the student only.

For: -students who have successfully completed their first year and/or second year of study in any area. Applicants should be in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink benefit and have a physical disability (formal diagnosis). Students should also be studying a minimum of two subjects per semester.

This scholarship is open to Australian Citizens only.

Value: $6,000 for one year only.

Apply: for Equity Scholarships via UAC.

Closing date: To be considered for main round scholarship offers, you must submit applications and provide supporting documents to UAC by Wednesday, 7 January 2015.

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.

Apply: for Equity Scholarships via UAC.

Closing date: To be considered for main round scholarship offers, you must submit applications and provide supporting documents to UAC by Wednesday, 7 January 2015.


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.
Value: $5,000.
Duration: One year only.

Apply: for Equity Scholarships via UAC.

Closing date: To be considered for main round scholarship offers, you must submit applications and provide supporting documents to UAC by Wednesday, 7 January 2015.


Selected eligible students will be asked in January 2015 to submit a personal statement demonstrating their proven interest in community pharmacy.


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.