Equity Scholarships for School Leavers


University of Sydney Bridging Course Equity Scholarships

For: Local students who are commencing an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney and need to undertake a bridging course in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Biology, and have been disadvantaged financially, have a disability, or have relocated from a rural/remote area of Australia.
Value: The cost of the Bridging Course fee will be paid on your behalf.
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.



Bruton Educational Trust Scholarship

For: Commencing rural or regional students at the University of Sydney who demonstrate academic ability, as well as financial disadvantage.
Value: $10,000 per year
Duration: For the length of your degree.
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.



Rural Sustainability Scholarships

For: Commencing rural or regional students in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment who demonstrate academic ability, as well as financial disadvantage.
Value: $10,000
Duration: For 2 - 3 years.
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.



Short-listed students will be asked by the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment to submit a written statement to support their passion for sustainability, and may be required to attend a telephone or in-person interview.


Environmental Sustainability Scholarships

For: Commencing Bachelor of Environmental Systems students who have been disadvantaged financially, have a disability, or have relocated from a rural/remote area of Australia.
Value: $10,000
Duration: For 2 - 3 years.
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.


Short-listed students will be asked by the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment to submit a written statement to support their passion for sustainability, and may be required to attend a telephone or in-person interview.


The William John and 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.

Scholarship Amount $25,000 per year for the duration of the students degree program 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.



Commonwealth Indigenous Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships (CS) assist Indigenous students from low socio-economic backgrounds, who are Australian citizens, with costs associated with higher education.

Types of Commonwealth Scholarships available:

  • Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (ICECS) - $2,492 (indexed annually) for up for four years
  • Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarships (ICAS) - $4,985 (indexed annually) for up to four years
  • Indigenous Access Scholarship (IAS) - $4,702 once in a lifetime payment

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.