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University of Sydney scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students

External Scholarships for current undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students


Dean’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Undergraduate Scholarship

This Scholarship will be awarded to 2 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students who are commencing the Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) or the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The scholarship will be awarded based on both academic achievement and a 1 page personal statement that describes leadership experience, future career goals and reason for choice of degree.

Eligibility: Applications are opened to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders only. Students must commence their studies in the next academic year.

Amount Awarded: The scholarship is valued at $6,000 in a one off payment.

Application Guide:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer
Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Sydney
Cumberland Campus
PO Box 170
Lidcombe NSW 1825

Phone: +61 2 9351 9250
Email:

Applications are to be sent to the above email address.

Closing Date: 2 October 2014

Dean’s International Undergraduate Scholarship

This Scholarship will be awarded to 2 international students who are commencing Undergraduate Degrees in the Faculty of Health Sciences. . The scholarship will be awarded based on both academic achievement and a 1 page personal statement that describes leadership experience, future career goals and reason for choice of degree.

Eligibility: Open to prospective international students only. Students must commence studies in the next academic year.

Amount Awarded: The scholarship is valued at $6,000 in a one off payment.

Application Guide:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer
Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Sydney
Cumberland Campus
PO Box 170
Lidcombe NSW 1825

Phone: +61 2 9351 9250
Email:

Applications are to be sent to the above email address.

Closing Date: 2 October 2014

Dean’s International Graduate Entry Masters Scholarship

This Scholarship will awarded to an international student who is commencing a Graduate Entry Masters in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The scholarship will be awarded based on both academic achievement in the candidates undergraduate degree and a 1 page personal statement that describes leadership experience, future career goals and reason for choice of degree.

Eligibility: Open to prospective international students only. Students must commence studies in the next academic year.

Amount Awarded: The scholarship is valued at $6,000 in a one off payment. Awarded to one student.

Application Guide:
Scholarships and Prizes Officer
Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Sydney
Cumberland Campus
PO Box 170
Lidcombe NSW 1825

Phone: +61 2 9351 9250
Email:

Applications are to be sent to the above email address.

Closing Date: 2 October 2014

The Zonta Club of Northern Beaches Inc. Study Grant for Women

The Zonta Club of the Northern Beaches Inc. are seeking applications for a study grant from women who reside on the Northern Beaches, are experiencing hardship/financial difficulty and who are currently studying at a tertiary level.

The objective of the study grant is to provide Northern Beaches women with some funding so that they can achieve a successful outcome with their studies at a tertiary level.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must reside on the Northern Beaches
  • Must show evidence of hardship and financial difficulty
  • There must clear evidence of successful completion of twelve months of study in the current course of study

How to apply: Fill in the application form and return to:

Status of Women Committee
Zonta Club of Northern Beaches
PO Box 1088
Mona Vale NSW 2103


The Defence University Sponsorship

The Defence University Sponsorship is the perfect way to make university life more manageable and provides you with the opportunity to make a difference in your degree. The sponsorship is available to undergraduate or graduate students studying an accredited degree at any recognised university in Australia. As a sponsored student you will receive a salary to study, your HELP and student fees covered from when sponsorship starts and many other benefits. For more information please visit http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/universitysponsorship/.

The Expert Editor Scholarship Program

The Expert Editor Scholarship Program awards one scholarship each year to a high performing student in Australia that intends to make a positive impact to the country’s future.

Eligibility: You must be the a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an accredited university in Australia and an Australian citizen, or permanent resident.

How to apply: Students must outline in 200 words or less how they intend to make positive change to Australia after finishing their university degree. Students must detail their current degree and how it relates to their future career plans.

As an editing company, we value high quality writing, and we will look kindly upon well written entries that are free of grammatical errors. Further information can be found on http://www.experteditor.com.au/about-us/scholarship-program/.

Submit your entry to and include your name, university and contact details.

Funding Value: The Expert Editor will award $1500 to the most outstanding student. We request that the money be used for educational purposes, such as tuition, textbooks or accommodation.

Closing date: 14 November 2014

Scholarship for Students of Asean Decent

The Regeneration Center of Thailand is offers an annual scholarship to all students of South East Asian "ASEAN" decent to help in the furthering of their educational goals.

The value of the 2014 cash scholarship award of $1500 AUD

ASEAN Countries Include:
Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore

How to Apply: It is required that candidates submit their intent via a thoughtful, well-crafted short essay of 500 - 1,000 words or less. Further information including the submission rules can be found on http://stemcellthailand.org/scholarship/

Closing Date: 31 December 2014



Royal Agricultural Society of NSW - JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism

The JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism aims to encourage university students to pursue a career in rural journalism upon graduation. The Award was established through a private donation from Mr John B Fairfax AO

Award Value: up to $10,000 and practical work experience at Rural Press and the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

How to Apply: Please visit the RASF website directly to learn more about eligibility and how to apply at http://www.rasnsw.com.au/830.htm.

Closing Date: 30 September 2014

Royal Agricultural Society of NSW - Rural Scholarships

Rural Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a passion for rural and commitment for any career that will ensure the future success of rural and regional NSW.

Award Value: Scholarships of $5,000 for full-time study or $2,500 for part-time study are available.

How to Apply: Please visit the RASF website directly to learn more about eligibility and how to apply at http://www.rasnsw.com.au/rural-scholarships-.htm

Closing Date: 30 September 2014

Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) - Allied Health Continuing Professional Development Scholarship

This Scholarship is part of the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Support Scheme (NAHSSS) and is open to eligible Allied Health Professionals who deliver clinical services in Australia. It supports attendance at short courses, conferences, non award postgraduate modules and, clinical placements.

Award Value: up to $2,000 is available.

How to Apply: Please visit the NAHSSS website directly to learn more about eligibility and how to apply at http://sarrah.org.au/content/nursing-and-allied-health-scholarship-and-support-scheme.

Closing Date: 15 October 2014

Charlie Bell Scholarship for Future Leaders 2014

In recognition of the contribution made by the former McDonald’s Corporation CEO, Charlie Bell, a scholarship for future leaders has been created in his name.

Charlie commenced his career as a crew person with McDonald’s Kingsford in 1976 at the age of 15 and quickly progressed through the ranks, becoming Australia’s youngest restaurant manager at the age of 19. He was appointed Managing Director of McDonald’s Australia in 1993 and then ultimately President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s Corporation in April 2004 at the age of 43.

Award Value: up to $15,000 to be used towards tuition fees for undergraduate or post graduate study.

How to Apply: Please visit https://mcdonalds.com.au/page/charlie-bell-scholarship to learn more about eligibility and how to apply.

All short-listed applicants will be presented with an opportunity to participate in a leadership program, facilitated by DDI Asia Pacific, focused on the fundamentals of leadership, how to better motivate people and provide feedback and the personal attributes that can enable or derail leaders.

Closing date: 27 October 2014

The Australian Federation of Graduate Women – ACT Incorporated

The Australian Federation of Graduate Women – ACT Incorporated offers residential accommodation for up to four (4) weeks at the Australian National University, Canberra to a woman graduate or final year honours student from a university or equivalent institution in Australia, New Zealand, Papua-New Guinea or South Pacific countries. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of the International Federation of University Women. Canberra residents are ineligible.

The Bursary will be available during 5 to 30 January 2015.

The award is open to women of any age who wish to carry out a short project, in any field, which will benefit from a short stay in Canberra, for example, to use libraries, museums or special equipment. The successful applicant will be required to make a brief report to AFGW-ACT Inc. following completion of her project.

How to Apply: Enquiries regarding the Bursary should be addressed to Heather Nash:

Ms Heather Nash
AFGW-ACT INC
PO Box 6141
O’Connor ACT 2602

Email:
Phone: (02) 6295 9214 and 0405 056 533
Website: http://www.afgw-act.org.au

Closing Date: 30 September 2014






Royal Agricultural Society of NSW - Royal Wine Scholarship

The Sydney Royal Wine Scholarships, in partnership with the RAS Foundation, is pleased to announce an the Graham Thorp Memorial Scholarship, which is an annual tertiary scholarship.

This Scholarship is available to support an individual who demonstrates a passion for the Australian Wine Industry and who will play a part in shaping a positive future for the industry here in Australia.

Funding Value: A Scholarship of $5,000 for full time study or $2,500 for part time study is available


Eligibility: There is no limit to the types of courses that qualify for the Scholarship or the age of the applicant but the applicant will need to demonstrate a strong wine industry career pathway through their course of study. This could include anything from agriculture science, horticulture, viticulture, oenology through to marketing, sommelier, lab technician and journalism.

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled or applying for study in any accredited tertiary course at an approved Australian education provider
  • Demonstrate their passion and career aspirations to help build a successful future for the Australian Wine Industry
  • Demonstrate how a scholarship would assist them in achieving their education or training goal
  • A permanent resident of Australia, or Australian citizen residing in Australia

How to Apply: Please visit the RASF website directly at http://www.rasnsw.com.au/sydney-royal-wine-scholarship.htm to apply.

Closing Date: 30 September 2014

Royal Agricultural Society of NSW - Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship

The Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Committee, in partnership with the RAS Foundation, is providing a tertiary scholarship, the Sydney Royal Dairy Produce Scholarship.

This Scholarship is available to support an individual who demonstrates a passion for the NSW Dairy Produce Industry and who will play a part in shaping a positive future for the industry here in NSW.

Funding Value: A Scholarship of $5,000 for full time study or $2,500 for part time study is available.

Eligibility: There is no limit to the types of courses that qualify for the Scholarship or the age of the applicant but the applicant will need to demonstrate a strong dairy industry career pathway through their course of study. This could include anything from agriculture science, farm management, veterinary, food technology to marketing, lab technician and journalism.

Applicants must:


  • Be enrolled or applying for study in any accredited tertiary course at an approved Australian education provider
  • Demonstrate their passion and career aspirations to help build a successful future for the NSW Dairy Produce Industry
  • Demonstrate how a scholarship would assist them in achieving their education or training goal
  • A permanent resident of Australia, or Australian citizen residing in Australia

How to Apply: Please visit the RASF website directly at http://www.rasnsw.com.au/sydney-royal-dairy-produce-scholarship.htm to apply.

Closing Date: 30 September 2014

The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT)

AVCAT’s aim is to help the children and grandchildren of ex-servicemen and women to a better future through higher education. Through the help of our generous donors, AVCAT administers scholarships to the children of those who have served our country in peace and war in the Australian Army, Navy and Airforce. Our recipients come from all over Australia and study an enormous variety of courses.

At present AVCAT is helping around 180 children with the costs of study. We administer about 70 scholarships a year for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as well as various ex-service organisations (including RSL and Legacy).

Funding Value: Scholarships are generally paid for three years and are between $3,000 and $4,000 per year

Eligibility: Scholarship selection is open to children and in some cases grandchildren of a veteran and is based on need and merit. Applicants can be high-school leavers starting university or current university students and eligible for Youth Allowance hence studying full time.

How to Apply: Please visit the AVCAT website directly to learn how to apply:http://www.avcat.org.au/

Closing Date: 31 October 2014

Sydney Medical School Summer Research Scholarships

Sydney Medical School is offering up to 60 scholarships that provide a unique opportunity to obtain experience in real research. The scholarships offer students the experience of working with well-established researchers and high-quality medical research facilities, and exposure to undertaking research that might not be available elsewhere.

The scholarships are open to full-time, currently enrolled undergraduate students or students undertaking a professional doctorate. Students are not required to be studying medicine, many successful candidates also come from Science, Mathematics, Engineering & IT, Pharmacy and other Health Sciences.

How to Apply: Please visit the Sydney Medical School website for further information on how to apply.

Closing Date: 21 September 2014

The Dr John Holt Scholarship for Animal Welfare

Starting in 2015, this Scholarship is for the support of an outstanding student who is committed to animal welfare, and who is enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program with the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. This scholarship is a competitive merit-based Scholarship, to defray the costs of accommodation and general living expenses beyond University fees and charges.

Dr John Holt was a pre-eminent veterinarian, widely respected in Australia and internationally, who was renowned for his passionate commitment to animal welfare.

Dr Holt established a standard-setting group of private practices in Sydney; lectured at veterinary schools in Ontario and Washington; was appointed as Chairman of the American Animal Hospital Association’s Intensive Care Committee; received the Waltham Award for International Service to the Profession; was member of the Post Graduate Committee in Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney; was a long term supporter of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), including his roles as President, recipient and sponsor of the Service to the Profession Award and Board Member of the WSAVA Foundation; co-founded the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association and sponsored its John Holt Distinguished Service Award; and was founding editor of the Australian Veterinary Practitioner. With his wife Mary, Dr Holt generously supported a wide range of animal welfare organisations. He also became a passionate advocate for animals involved in the live export trade.

Dr Holt was much loved for his honesty, humility and the encouragement he gave to others. A born teacher, he was mentor to generations of veterinarians, including eight university professors. He regularly sponsored international speakers to veterinary workshops and conferences in Australia.

At the University of Sydney, he has been described as a ‘legend’, and as ‘the elder statesman of veterinary welfare’.

The Faculty will be selecting from a group of students identified on the basis of exceptional academic achievement, and proven leadership ability in issues related to animal welfare. We will be looking for their commitment to animal welfare, their plan to be a leader in this area, and their willingness to help and inspire others regarding animal welfare issues.

Eligibility: The criteria for selection are:

  • Demonstration of high level of academic achievement.
  • Proven leadership in relation to animal welfare issues.
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities.
  • Personal characteristics that demonstrate a willingness to help and inspire others on issues related to animal welfare.
  • A Commitment Statement regarding the applicant’s vision for animal welfare, both in Australia and globally, and their role or plan to be a leader in this area in the future.
  • Letters from two referees who would be prepared to speak on the applicant’s behalf.
  • The student must already have completed an undergraduate degree, and full details for admission to the new DVM program are on our website.

Funding Value: The Dr John Holt Scholarship for Animal Welfare will provide the successful candidate with $6,000 per year for each year of the DVM program, so $24,000 in total.

How to apply: If you are interested in applying for The Dr John Holt Scholarship for Animal Welfare, or if you would like more information, please contact:

Contact: Veronica Boulton, Faculty Manager & Sub-Dean (Admissions): Phone: 02 9351 6932 or 0412 331 847. Email:.

The Swan Family Scholarship

Starting in 2015, this Scholarship is for the support of an outstanding student from an Australian rural area and enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program with the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. This scholarship is a competitive merit-based Scholarship, to defray the costs of accommodation and general living expenses beyond University fees and charges.

The Swan family Scholarship is permanently endowed from a generous gift to support students to innovate and rejuvenate the rural veterinary profession. The student awarded The Swan Family Scholarship would be expected to have strong links to rural communities, demonstrated leadership skills and have an ongoing interest and involvement with issues affecting rural communities and will be someone who is able to articulately voice rural concerns and contribute to constructive, contextual debate.

The Faculty will be selecting from a group of students identified on the basis of exceptional academic achievement, proven leadership ability and personal character. We will be looking for their commitment to their community, and their willingness to help and inspire others.

Eligibility: The criteria for selection are:

  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • a high-achieving, rural applicant who is eligible for enrolment in the DVM in the year of the award
  • evidence of direct experience in the rural sector
  • demonstration of an active interest in rural affairs and a desire to contribute to issues affecting the future of rural Australia
  • demonstration of how a Scholarship would assist in achieving their education and career goals.
  • The student must already have completed an undergraduate degree, and full details for admission to the new DVM program are on our website.

Funding Amount: The Swan Family Scholarship will provide the successful candidate with $6,000 per year for each year of the DVM program, so $24,000 in total

How to Apply: If you are interested in applying for The Swan Family Scholarship, or if you would like more information, please contact:

Contact: Veronica Boulton, Faculty Manager & Sub-Dean (Admissions): Phone: 02 9351 6932 or 0412 331 847. Email:
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The applications are assessed by a review panel (comprising the Dean, Pro-Dean, Associate Dean Postgraduate Programs, Sub Dean DVM and Sub Dean Admissions) and selected based on the criteria outlined below.

Application closing date for 2015: 30 September 2014 and applications must be submitted to Faculty Manager, JD Stewart Building, B01, Faculty of Veterinary Science, the University of Sydney.

National Library of Australia Summer Scholarships

The National Library of Australia offers annual summer scholarships to support younger scholars undertaking any research which can be supported by the Library’s collections. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the family of the late Norman McCann (a former National Library Council Member), and of John and Heather Seymour.

Preference for Norman McCann Scholarships will be given to those working in the disciplines of Australian history, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration or museum studies. Preference for Seymour Scholarships will be for those undertaking biographical research.

The scholarships are tenable for a period of six weeks commencing in the second week of January each year. Scholars have privileged access to the Library’s materials and facilities, as well as sustained interaction with many of its staff.

Eligibility: The scholarships are open to students who have commenced postgraduate study and are under the age of thirty at 31 December in the year of their application. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent residency. Preference will be given to applicants who would otherwise find it difficult to use the Library’s collections for reasons such as geographic distance from Canberra.

How to apply: in selecting scholars the National Library of Australia Fellowships Advisory Committee will consider the

  • Relevance of the National Library's collections to the project
  • Academic potential of the applicant
  • Referee reports

You must register as an applicant through the National Library of Australia website and submit your application online. For further information on how to apply please visit theNLA Summer Scholarships website.

Funding value: $300 per week plus twin share accommodation with breakfast included, at University House at the ANU for the six-week duration of the scholarship. A return economy class air fare from the scholarship holder's home within Australia will also be provided.

Contact: Fellowships and scholarships

Phone: + 61 (0)2 6262 1258

Fax: + 61 (0)2 6273 5081

Email:

Closing date: 30 September 2014

Parliament of Australia Summer Research Program

Since 2013 the Summer Research Scholarship has been made available to honours and post-graduate tertiary students who wish to undertake research at the Parliamentary Library at the Australian Parliament. Most broadly, Scholars are able to research a subject that is relevant to the Parliament, and which is of mutual interest to both the Scholars and the Parliamentary Library.

The purpose of the Summer Scholarship is to:

  • Contribute to scholarship on the Parliament and its work
  • Increase awareness of the Parliamentary environment
  • Help build relevant research expertise, and
  • Promote the work of the Parliamentary Library and its potential as a future employer

The Summer Research Scholars work on their projects in the Research Branch of the Parliamentary Library, within the Department of Parliamentary Services, for a period of six weeks. The Summer Scholarship is managed by the Parliamentary Library on behalf of the Parliament through the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library.

Eligibility: The Scholarships are open to students who are currently undertaking an honours or postgraduate degree at an Australian or foreign institution. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have Australian permanent resident status.

Application Guide: Further information including the application is available via the Summer Research Scholarship website

Closing date: 28 September 2014

The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships for LGBTIQ

Scholarships will be provided for young LGBTIQ who desire to undertake full-time education at a public or private secondary school (final year) or public institution of higher education in Australia. It will be for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts.

Scholarships will be granted for a period of one year. However, an existing Scholarship holder is entitled to reapply for the Scholarship should they comply with goals enshrined in The Pinnacle Foundation (Criteria and Process) Policy. If during the course of full time studies exceptional circumstances arise which require a Scholar to reduce study load the Foundation will favorably consider such a request from the Scholar.

Funding Value: The Foundation has two scholarships available in 2015:

The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship of $3000 for the first year of tertiary studies and $2000 for subsequent years. For Year 12 students the scholarship amount is $2000; and

Sponsored and Named Scholarships $5,000 for first year of tertiary studies and $3000 for subsequent years.

Further Details: For further details, including eligibility criteria, application guidelines and the application, please visit The Pinnacle Foundation website

Closing Date: 1 October 2014

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority Postgraduate and Honours Scholarships

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) is accepting applications for PhD, Masters and Honours scholarships to commence in 2015.

AGWA’s commitment to academic scholarships is one way in which it supports a competitive Australian wine sector across the whole value chain, ‘from vine to glass. The scholarships aim to attract postgraduate students to study in wine- and viticulture-related fields.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, the quality of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae and the likelihood of the applicant’s ongoing involvement and contribution to the Australian wine sector.

AGWA offers supplementary or full scholarships, with strong preference given to students who receive an APA or equivalent scholarship

How to Apply: Applicants are advised to consult AGWA’s (formerly GWRDC) Strategic Research, Development and Extension Plan 2012–17 and the Guidelines for PhD, Masters and Honours Applications when developing their applications.

Application queries should be directed to .

Closing Date: 7 November 2014