Sydney Scholars Awards

Billy Kovanis

“My scholarship enables me to focus on things that I find important. I love being able to manage all of my diverse involvements, ranging from my study to organising events for student societies.” Billy, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) Sydney Business School

Applications for the 2016 Sydney Scholars Awards close 2 October 2015.

The Sydney Scholars Awards offers Year 12 students commencing their studies in 2016 the opportunity to apply for scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $10,000 in value and awarded in duration from one year, up to 5 years (combined degrees).

These prestigious scholarships will be offered to students who meet the selection criteria including an ATAR requirement of 95 and above. Students applying to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Sydney College of Arts require an ATAR of 90 or above. If you are an international student, have recently completed an International Baccalaureate or educational award equivalent to the HSC, and are applying for admission through UAC, you are also eligible to apply.

For domestic students (including New Zealand citizens), if you receive an ATAR of 99.90 you will automatically be awarded a scholarship worth $10,000 for the duration of your undergraduate degree.

To complement the Sydney Scholars Awards, you may also consider applying for a range of faculty scholarships (see faculty scholarships for more details).

For Sydney Scholars Awards, you will need to complete the online application form and upload your most recent school report.

Provision for a personal statement will be included in the online application. We suggest that you complete a draft first and then cut and paste your final answers into the text boxes provided. Please note there is a 1000 character limit on each text box (approximately 150-200 words). Strict character limits apply.

Sydney Scholars Awards also supports students with excellent academic ability who have faced significant challenges, such as financial, medical or disability issues, have refugee status or live in a rural area. To be eligible you will need to apply for a Sydney Scholars Award on hardship grounds. You will also need to submit an equity scholarship application to UAC separately. The University will link your Sydney Scholars Awards application to your UAC application for assessment purposes. Selection criteria will be on the basis of equity and a broader level of academic ability. To be considered for a conditional scholarship offer in mid-November, you need to provide all documents to UAC by 30 October 2015. Submissions to UAC after 30 October will be considered in a later offer round.

How to apply: Before you start your application, download the Step-by-Step instructions on How to Apply For Sydney Scholars Awards, here.

To apply, please complete the online application form.

Closing date:11:59pm on 2 October 2015

Key dates:
1 September 2015 - applications open
2 October 2015 - applications close
End of November 2015 - conditional offers sent out
17 December 2015 - firm scholarship offers sent out (except for Sydney Scholars Awards on hardship grounds)
20 January 2016 - firm scholarship offers for Sydney Scholar Awards on hardship grounds sent out