Sydney Law School Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Commencing Scholarships

Equity Scholarships

Undergraduate Continuing Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

Exchange Scholarships


Undergraduate Commencing Scholarships

Equity Scholarships

The David Stuart Hicks Scholarship

Background:

The David Stuart Hicks Q.C. was a graduate of the University of Sydney, whose career was distinguished in both the legal and military fields. In keeping with his reputation as a generous mentor to his junior colleagues during his time on the bench, this scholarship has been established for the benefit of students enrolled for the degree of Bachelor of Laws in the University of Sydney Law School.

Open to:

Applicants must be a recent school leaver and commencing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with the University of Sydney Law School. Combined degrees are eligible.

Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Value: $8,000
Duration:  1 year
How to Apply: 

You must apply through UAC Equity Scholarship to be considered for this Scholarship.

All supporting documents need to be submitted to UAC by 31 December 2018 in order to be considered for scholarship offers by 31 January 2019.

For UAC dates please visit: https://www.uac.edu.au/key-dates

Outcome: Successful 2019 recipients will be informed via email by 31 January 2019.
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

Roy Frederick Turner AM Scholarship

Background:

Roy Frederick Turner was a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney.  His studies were made possible by a government scholarship following service as a gunner in WWII.  Roy Turner established the law firm Turner Freeman, was a member of the NSW Parliament and made a significant contribution to a range of humanitarian organisations.  He was a founding Director of the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service and Chairman of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

The Scholarship was established anonymously in Mr Turner’s memory.  It aims to assist a disadvantaged student undertaking a degree leading to eligibility to practice law.

Open to:

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident commencing an undergraduate combined law program at the University of Sydney Law School.

Applicants must demonstrate hardship as detailed under the selection criteria.

Value: $7,000 per annum
Duration:  Full-time duration (equivalent to 24 credit points per semester) of the recipient’s degree program (including combined degrees, but excluding appended honours).
How to Apply: 

You must apply through UAC Equity Scholarship to be considered for this Scholarship.

All supporting documents need to be submitted to UAC by 31 December 2018 in order to be considered for scholarship offers by 31 January 2019.

For UAC dates please visit: https://www.uac.edu.au/key-dates

Outcome: Successful 2019 recipients will be informed via email by 31 January 2019.
Read More: Terms and Conditions

The Victoria Gollan Memorial Scholarship

Background:

Established in 1996 by a number of donations made in memory of Victoria Jane Barclay Gollan. The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist an Aboriginal and/or Torre Strait Islander student in the study of law at the University of Sydney.

Open to:

Applicants must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate LLB (combined programs are eligible) with the University of Sydney Law School.

In the event the Scholarship is not awarded to commencing student in any given year, students currently enrolled in their first year of a LLB at the University of Sydney will be able to apply. 

Value: $1,500
Duration:  One-off payment
How to Apply: 

For current 2018 students please apply using the following link: APPLY NOW. Applications will close 21 October 2018 at 11.59 PM.

You must apply through UAC Equity Scholarship to be considered for this Scholarship for 2019.

All supporting documents need to be submitted to UAC by 31 December 2018 in order to be considered for scholarship offers by 31 January 2019.

For UAC dates please visit: https://www.uac.edu.au/key-dates

Outcome:

Successful 2019 recipients will be informed via email by 31 January 2019.

Read More: Terms and Conditions

Undergraduate Continuing Scholarships

Merit Scholarships

Alan Bishop Scholarship

Background:

The scholarship is awarded to a student, in their final year of a Bachelor of Laws, who demonstrates academic excellence, broad personal interests, community engagement, and has long term goals to make a positive contribution to society through law.

Open to: Students enrolled full time in the final year of an LLB at Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney with a WAM of 75 and over
  Students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.
Value: $6,000
Duration:  One-off payment
Open Date:  mid-November 2018
Close Date: Closed
Read More: Terms and Conditions

The David Burnett Memorial Scholarship in Social Justice

Background:

This Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of David ('Dave') Burnett, BA 07 a promising undergraduate Arts / Law student and active contributor to the University of Sydney community, who died in a tragic accident at the ancient archaeological site of Petra Jordan, in January 2008.

A former State President and National Vice-President of the Australian Union of Jewish Students, David was also active in the NSW Young Labor organisation, in University of Sydney student politics and other areas of the community. David was committed to promoting and acting upon principles of social justice, tolerance and inter-community harmony.

Open to:

Applicants must be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents enrolled full-time in a Bachelor of Laws in the Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney.

Applicants must be a member of the Sydney Law School Social Justice Program.

Value: $3,000
Duration: One-off payment

Open Date: 

Round One: mid-December 2018

Round Two: July 2019

Close Date:

Round One: 10 March 2019 at 11.59 PM

Round Two: 18 August 2019 at 11.59 PM

Read More:  Terms and Conditions

Eric Cunstance Shaw Scholarship

Background:

This scholarship was established in the memory of Mr Eric Cunstance Shaw (BA, LLB) from the estate of Mr Constantine Bloukos for the purposes of assisting students from rural Australia to study law at the University of Sydney.

Open to:

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident from an outer regional, remote or very remote area who are currently enrolled in either the Bachelor of Laws, or Juris Doctor within the Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney.

Applicants must have completed at a minimum of one semester of full-time study in one of the two eligible courses by the application closing date, and have achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark of 75.

Applicants must have one year of study remaining in their eligible program at the time of application.

Value: $6,000
Duration:  1 year
Open Date:  mid-December 2018
Close Date: 10 March 2019 at 11.59 PM
Read More: Terms and Conditions

Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship

Background:

The University of Sydney Law School and the Cameron family established this Scholarship through contributions from the friends and colleagues of the late Peter Cameron to promote further study in law after the completion of a Bachelor of Laws or a Juris Doctor.

More Information:

Information on this scholarship is found on the Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships page for the University of Sydney Law School.

Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship


Pitt Cobbett Scholarship

Background:

Established in 1939 by a bequest from Professor Pitt Cobbett, first Chair of Law in 1890 and first Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. The bequest was made to support to study of law by students in need of financial assistance.

More Information: Information on this scholarship is found on the Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships page for the University of Sydney Law School.
  Pitt Cobbett Scholarships

Zoe Hall Memorial Scholarship

Background:

This Scholarship was instigated by two law firms: Minter Ellison and Middletons, Moore and Bevans in memory of Zoe Hall, a graduate of Sydney Law School who was tragically died with many others at Port Arthur, Tasmania on 28 April 1996. Support for the Scholarships is derived from the Hall family and friends, a broad cross-section of the legal profession and the wider community.

Open to:

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident enrolled in their penultimate year or final year of either the Bachelor of Laws, or Juris Doctor Program at University of Sydney.

Applicants must have at least one semester of enrolment remaining in their eligible program, at the time of application.  

Value: $5,000
Duration:  One-off payment
Open Date:  mid-December 2018
Close Date: 10 March 2019 at 11.59 PM
Read More: Terms and Conditions

Exchange Scholarships

Sydney Law School Exchange Scholarship

Background:

Established by the University Of Sydney Law School, this Scholarship aims to support student mobility by providing financial support to students to undertake a School-specific law exchange.

More Information:

Information on this scholarship is found on the Exchange Scholarships page for Undergraduate Students for the University of Sydney Law School.

Sydney Law School Exchange Scholarship