Specific background scholarships

The Scholarships Office has a number of scholarships for current students meeting specific criteria or with unusual skills.

How to apply: Download the Application Form and send with supporting documents to:

Scholarships Office
Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building G02
University of Sydney NSW 2006

Applications close 14 June 2013


Council of Education Scholarship

For: Children of teachers or officers of 3+ years standing with the NSW Department of Education & Training or the NSW TAFE Commission.
How much: $600
How long: 3 years

This scholarship is for students who are currently enrolled in their first year of undergraduate study and is awarded on the basis of proficiency in the HSC.

Only one scholarship is available for award in each scholarship round. Applications are assessed on the basis of ATAR.

Freemason's Scholarship

For: Children or grandchildren of Freemasons of 5 years standing at the United Grand Lodge of NSW.
How much: $1,000 per annum
How long: 3 years

This scholarship is awarded on the basis of ATAR or last year's AAM depending on which year the applicant is in. Preference is given to students in their first year of study.

Konstantin Gawrilow Scholarship

For: Available to women who are 25 years old or younger, entering a first year course who are enrolled to study Russian language or literature (or both) at an Australian university (as these subjects are not currently offered at USyd) OR at the Centre of Continuing Education;

and either:

are of Aboriginal background and (i) have no living parents, or (ii) have only one living parent, or (iii) are cared for, or were until attaining majority cared for, by one parent by reason of the desertion of the other parent;

or

are not of Aboriginal background and (i) have no living parents, or (ii) have only one living parent.

How much: $7,500 per annum
How long: 1 year, with possibility of renewal if the student maintains satisfactory academic progress

This scholarship is awarded on the basis of HSC or equivalent entry examination results.

Spero Gravas Scholarship

For: Students whose parents or grandparents are or were at any time in their lives persons of Greek nationality.
How much: $400 per annum
How long: 1 year

This scholarship is awarded on the basis of the previous years AAM. Only students in second year or above are eligible to apply.

Martin McIlrath Scholarship

For: Available to male undergraduate students within the Faculties of Veterinary Science and Agriculture and Environment - Preference is given to Ex-servicemen & male children of ex-servicemen in the Australian armed forces. Women who are current or ex-members of the Australian armed forces are also eligible to apply.

How much: $1,000 per annum
How long: 1 year

This scholarship is awarded on the basis of ATAR if you are a commencing student, or your results in the previous year of study if you are a continuing student.