Equity scholarships for current undergraduates

Equity Scholarships by Faculty


The William John & 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.

Value $25,000 per year.
Duration: Course duration including honours.

Apply: Scholarships for 2016 are closed

Blooms The Chemist - John Sidgreaves Scholarship in Pharmacy

For: Pharmacy students entering their 4th year, with at least a credit average over their first three years and who have been disadvantaged financially and who have a proven interest in community pharmacy as demonstrated by full-time or part-time employment in a pharmacy for a minimum period of 1 year.

Selected eligible students will be asked by the University to submit a personal statement demonstrating their proven interest in community pharmacy.

Value: $5,000.

Duration: One year only.

Apply: Scholarships for 2016 are closed

The Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarships

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. A further scholarship is available for a continuing student with a physical disability enrolled in any faculty at the University.
Value: The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 and is tenable for one year only.
Open Date: 09 February 2018
Close Date: 28 February 2018 11:59PM
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 Scholarship for Physical Disability - Terms and Conditions

Application:  Apply Here

The Adamo and Francesca Boncardo Equity Scholarship

Background: Established in 2017, the Scholarship has been generously donated by Mr Gaetano Salvatore Boncardo to assist students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.
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.
  The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial hardship
Value: The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for one year only. Up to 4 scholarships may be awarded depending on funding.
Open Date: TBC
Close Date: TBC
Conditions:  Read More
Application:  To apply, please visit www.uac.edu.au/equity/

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
Open Date: Not offered in 2018
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.
Value: The value of the scholarship is $6,000 per annum and is tenable for one year only.
Open Date: Closed
Conditions:  Read more

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: The scholarship is open to Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Residents who are currently enrolled or commencing an undergraduate degree program with the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Information Technology or Business. Students must also have an interest in social impact.
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.

3 scholarships are to be awarded in 2018 with 2 awarded to high school leavers and 1 awarded to a mature age student.
Open Date: Closed

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

Background: The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships supports students for up to four years (or the part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying a Certificate IV to a PhD level course.  The scholarships support flexible study and include part-time and online students.
Value:

Funding up to $18,000, based on course length and type of study or training

Open Date: APPLY HERE
Close Date: 8 January 2018
Conditions:  More Information

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
Open Date: APPLY NOW
Close Date: 31 January 2018 at 11.59 PM
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.

Equity Scholarship Offers

You can only receive an Equity Scholarship offer if you are a currently enrolled student or if you have been made an offer of admission, in the main round of offers, with the University of Sydney. The University of Sydney only participates in main round offers of Equity Scholarships so commencing students must have an offer of admission in the main round to be offered an Equity Scholarship.

All applicants will be notified of outcomes via UAC, unless indicated in the Equity Scholarships booklet that they will be notified directly by a specific Faculty.