EQUITY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The following opportunities are available to students who wish to apply for scholarships on hardship grounds.

Equity Scholarships by Faculty and School


The Valerie Joan Beale Bequest

Background: Established in 2018, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Valerie Joan Beale to assist commencing students at the University of Sydney.
 Open to:

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.

Applicants must be commencing in a University of Sydney coursework degree.

Applicants must apply for an Equity Scholarship via the UAC online portal.

Value: The Scholarship is valued at $20,000 per year and is tenable for the course duration.
Open Date: 1 September 2019. Applications can be made through the UAC Equity Scholarship Applications page
 Close Date: 31 December 2019
 More Information: Terms and Conditions

The William John and Lizzie May Sinclair Scholarship

Background: 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: The Scholarship is valued at $25,000 per year and is tenable for the course duration.
Open Date: Applications can be made through the UAC Equity Scholarship Applications page

The Bruton Educational Trust Scholarship

Background: The Bruton Educational Trust Scholarships were established in 2006 to provide educational scholarships to commencing rural or regional students at the University of Sydney who wish to study a degree course that is relevant to, and will have the capacity to benefit, the rural community of Australia, but whose financial circumstances would otherwise seriously inhibit the capacity of such students to undertake their desired course of study.
Open to:
  • To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must have qualified for university admission at a high school in Australia located more than 100km from the main quadrangle at the University or from the administrative offices at the Australian National University,
  • Intends to commence their studies in the year of offer, and
  • Will enrol in a University of Sydney undergraduate degree or combined degree, which is relevant to and will have the capacity to benefit the rural community of Australia.
Value: The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 and is tenable for the normal full-time duration of the recipient's degree course (including combined degrees) plus one additional honours year if an additional year is required for honours.
Read More: Terms and Conditions

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarships by Study Area

Background: Walter and Eliza Hall were active philanthropists during their life together. Following her husband’s death Eliza set up a million pound charitable trust in 1912 calling it the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust, as a means of assisting those in need. Since that time the trust has helped thousands of Australians to reach their full potential.
Open to:

The trust has made scholarships of one-year duration available each year to Australian citizens who are enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place and can demonstrate financial hardship through evidence of Austudy, ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance or other payments from the Department of Human Services.

These scholarships are available for students studying, Nursing, Education and Social Work.

These scholarships require the applicant to have already completed at least 48 credit points of study.

Value: The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 and is tenable for one year only.
Conditions:

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Scholarship in Nursing - Terms and Conditions

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Scholarship in Social Work - Terms and Conditions

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Scholarship in Education - Terms and Conditions


The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship for a Student with a Physical Disability

Background: Walter and Eliza Hall were active philanthropists during their life together. Following her husband’s death Eliza set up a million pound charitable trust in 1912 calling it the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust, as a means of assisting those in need. Since that time the trust has helped thousands of Australians to reach their full potential.
Open to:

The trust has made scholarships of one-year duration available each year to Australian citizens who are enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place and can demonstrate financial hardship through evidence of Austudy, ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance or other payments from the Department of Human Services.

Applicants must have a formally diagnosed physical disability as defined in Appendix A.

Applicants must consent to their application and personal details being forwarded to and reviewed by the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust.

These scholarships require the applicant to have already completed at least 48 credit points of study.

Value: The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 and is tenable for one year only.
How to Apply: Applications for 2019 have closed.
Conditions:

Terms and Conditions (including Appendix)


The Adamo and Francesca Boncardo Equity Scholarship

Background:

The Scholarship was established in 2017 to assist students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.

This Scholarship has been donated by Mr Gaetano Salvatore Boncardo.

Open to:

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent

Applicants must be recent school leaver commencing their study at the University of Sydney.

Applicants must be from a financially disadvantaged background and/or from a government high school or NSW Department of Education and Communities determined low socio-economic high school or be able to demonstrate financial hardship.

Selection Criteria:

The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial hardship.

The Scholarship will be awarded by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) based on the recommendation of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), and/or their nominated delegates.

Value:

The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for one year only.

The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted.

The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

No other amount is payable.

Open Date: CLOSED
Close Date: CLOSED
Conditions: Read More

Ron Baumann Scholarship

Background: Established in 2017, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Ron Baumann to assist students who are disadvantaged or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students studying social work or social welfare and humanitarian issues.
 Open to:

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident.

Applicants must have applied for admission to or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at the University of Sydney, studying units in social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues.

Currenst students must have at least one year of their current course remaining.

Selection Criteria:

Evidence of any disadvantage or confirmation of Australian Aboriginal or Torrres Strait Islander identity.

The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and a personal statement addressing your interest in social work or social welfare and humanitarian issues.

The Scholarship will be awarded by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) based on the recommendation of a selection committee comprised of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), and/or their nominated delegates.

Value:

The scholarship is  valued at $6,000 per annum and is tenable for one year only.

The annual payment will be made in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of Scholarships and it is not transferrable to another major, faculty or University.

The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

No other amount is payable.

Open and Close Date:

Currently enrolled students should use the application form here. This form will close on 31 July 2019.

Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students commencing their studies in 2020 should use the application form available here. This form will close on 31 January 2020.

More information: Terms and Conditions

Western Union Foundation Scholarship

Background: Established in 2017, this Scholarship is provided by the Western Union Foundation. Western Union’s signature program ‘Education for Better’, aims to provide education and jobs skills training that provide economic upward mobility for individuals, families and communities around the world.
Open to:

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident.

Students must be currently enrolled or commencing an undergraduate degree program with the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Information Technology or BSydney Business School.

Selection Criteria:

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, student's financial circumstances and a personal statement which demonstrates the applicant's interest and focus on the social impact enhacing the benefit of economic opportunity and education.

Preference will be given to students from Indigenous or refugee backgrounds.

The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and their nominees.

Value:

The Scholarship is valued at $7,000 and is tenable for the duration of the student’s degree up to a maximum of three years.

The Scholarship value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each relevant semester.
Further Information:

Terms and Conditions

Opening Date:

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Apply:

Apply here for the 2020 round. Scholarship offers will be made in February 2020.

Closing Date:

31 January 2020.


Aboud Scholarship

Background: Established in 2017, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Lucinda Aboud to support rural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, to undertake a full-time undergraduate program at the University of Sydney.

Open to:

Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident who apply and subsequently enrol into an undergraduate program offered by the University of Sydney.

Preference will be given to applicants studying at Sydney Law School.

Applicants must either reside in a rural area or be an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and demonstrate financial hardship.

Value: The Scholarship is valued at $10,000.
Duration: 1 year
Read More: Terms and Conditions

The Graham Daniels Scholarship in Engineering and Information Technologies

Background: The Graham Daniels Scholarship was established in 2010 to encourage higher education in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies with the aim of supporting students of high academic ability who may be facing financial hardship, medical condition or living in a rural or remote area.
  Applicants must complete an online scholarship application and include their most recent Year 11 and 12 school reports by the Scholarship closing date.
Open to: The Scholarship shall be open to all Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents who are in their final year of schooling and qualify to enter and enrol into any bachelors program offered in the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies at the University of Sydney.
  Combined degrees are eligible.
  The applicant must submit a personal statement demonstrating how they meet one of the following criteria: financial hardship, medical condition, and residing in a rural or remote area. Applicants must provide supporting documentation.:
Value: $6000 per annum for duration of the course
Application Information: Not offered in 2019
Conditions: Read more

The Clissold Scholarship

Background: Established 2018, this Scholarship has been generously donated by the late Geoffrey Kenneth Clissold to assist students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds studying Arts, Social Work, Economics or Business.
Open to:

To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicant must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand  Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.

Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission or be in their first semester of study of an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

Applicants must be studying degree programs in the School of Economics or the University of Sydney Business School.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate how they demonstrate one of the following criteria: carer responsibilities, Indigenous Australian, long-term medical conditions or disability or ongoing effects of abuse, refugee status, regional or remote disadvantage, sole-parent responsibilities. Applicants must provide supporting documentation.

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship is valued at $7,000 per annum and is tenable for the duration of the agreed undergraduate program.

The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

Part time scholarship is only approved on extenuating circumstances and on a case by case basis, such as medical condition or primary carer responsibility. Part time scholarship will be paid 50% of the full-time rate per semester.

Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of Scholarships and it is not trasferrable to another University  school, faculty or University.

The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

No other amount is payable.

Further Information: Terms and Conditions
Open Date: CLOSED
Close Date: CLOSED

William McIIrath Rural Scholarship

Background:

The William McIlrath Rural Scholarship is established to encourage and assist rural students from NSW to undertake a full-time undergraduate program in the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.

Open to: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  Applicants must be from remote or very remote areas of New South Wales. These students are identified by the residential postcode or address used within the Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Area classification system (or the successor or replacement of that program).
  Applicants must not have previously completed requirements for an undergraduate degree course or higher degree.
  The scholarship must be taken up in the year for which the offer is made. No deferment of the scholarship is allowed.
Other Infromation: As part of the scholarship application, you will be required to submit proof of non-semester address. This will be used to verify that your postcode is classified as ‘remote’ or ‘very remote’ by the Australian Government. You should check this prior to submitting an application. If your postcode does not fall into one of these two classifications you will be deemed ineligible for the scholarship.
Value: The scholarship will pay $10,000 in the first year, and $7,000 for each subsequent year up to a maximum of $24,000.
Duration:  Tenable for three years only. Recipients undertaking a four-year degree will not receive the fourth year funding.
Opens: August 2019
Closes: September 2019
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

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.