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: $300 - $400
Duration: One-off payment for the bridging course.
How to Apply: Applications are now closed.


The Shelley Phillips Scholarship

For: Commencing female student with a good academic record who has relocated from a rural or remote area of Australia.
Value: $2500
Duration: One-off payment.
How to Apply: Applications for 2014 are now closed.


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.
How to Apply: Applications for 2014 are now closed.


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.
How to Apply: Applications for 2014 are now closed.

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.
How to Apply: Applications for 2014 are now closed.


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 V. John Plummer Scholarships in Economics and Business

For: Students who are commencing an undergraduate or combined degree in the School of Business with a good academic record who have been disadvantaged financially, have a disability, or have relocated from a rural/remote area of Australia.
Value: $6,500 per year
Duration: For the length of your degree.
How to Apply: Not available in 2014.


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.
How to Apply: Applications for 2014 are now closed.


Commonwealth Indigenous Scholarships

For: Commencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who need help with educational costs.
How much: These payments are indexed and will change on an annual basis. In 2013 the payment will be worth $4,659.
Duration: One semester (half paid on receipt of acceptance form, half paid in April.)
How to apply: Applications for 2014 are now closed.


Note: Students who are eligible for these scholarships may be eligible for other scholarships offered by the University of Sydney. For further information please visit Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students or Yooroang Garang.