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Equity scholarships

Bachelors and honours scholarships
Browse scholarships for students who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, experiencing financial hardship, living with a disability, or from rural or regional areas.

To find a scholarship that works for you, expand the relevant category and click on the scholarship title links. Alternatively, you can browse the full list of undergraduate equity scholarships in the table below.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current domestic students. 

This list includes scholarships for students from low socio-economic backgrounds, or who can demonstrate financial disadvantage or hardship. See the individual scholarship pages for specific eligibility criteria. 

General
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The University of Sydney School of Business
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Faculty of Engineering
Sydney Law School
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Medicine and Health

This list includes scholarships for students from rural or regional areas, in NSW or throughout Australia. See individual scholarship pages for specific eligibility criteria.

General
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The University of Sydney School of Business
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Medicine and Health
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Medicine and Health
Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Ron Baumann Scholarship $6000
  • Coursework student studying social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or experiencing disadvantage
2 May 2019 31 August 2019
Sydney Scholars Awards on Equity and Hardship Grounds $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
  • High academic achiever
  • Experiencing financial hardship
31 August 2019 30 September 2019
The Valerie Joan Beale Bequest $20,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Coursework student
  • Equity Scholarship applicant
1 September 2019 31 December 2019
University of Sydney Access Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a citizen of New Zealand
  • High academic achiever
  • Non-recent school leaver
  • Financial hardship or other disadvantage
1 August 2018 31 December 2018
Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship (student with a physical disability) $10,000
  • Australian citizen
  • Low socio-economic background
  • Physical disability
  • Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
  • Completed at least 48 credit points of a coursework degree
April 2020 May 2020
The Clissold Scholarship $7000 (for duration of course)
  • Domestic undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the University of Sydney Business School
22 October 2018 4 April 2019
The Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Political Economy $8000 (for up to four years)
  • Domestic student
  • Starting first year of your political economy degree
26 August 2019 9 September 2019
V John Plummer Scholarship in Business

$6500

  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business student
N/A N/A
Civil Engineering Undergraduate Equity Scholarship $6000 (for up to four years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Recently completed high school
  • Enrolled to study civil engineering
  • Disadvantaged students
30 August 2019 8 October 2019
Frances Marion Smith Scholarship in Civil Engineering

$6000

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently studying civil engineering
October 2019 February 2020
Tata Consultancy Services Undergraduate Scholarship $5500 (for up to four years)
  • Australian citizen or holder of humanitarian visa
  • Low socio-economic background
  • Study in the School of Computer Science
Not offered for 2020 Not offered for 2020
Roy Frederick Turner AM Scholarship $7000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Commencing an undergraduate combined law program
  • Experiencing financial or health disadvantage, or have carer responsibilities
June 2019 31 October 2019
Aboud Scholarship $10,000
  • Resident of a rural area or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Domestic student
  • Commencing undergraduate student
2 September 2019 13 September 2019
Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship $6500
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Australian citizen
  • Coursework student
  • Demonstrate financial need
25 February 2019 31 January 2020
Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme $5950
  • Enrol in the course of study identified in the E12 admission pathway conditional offer letter
May 2019 30 September 2019
Graeme de Graaff Scholarship $10,000
  • Resident at International House
31 August 2019 15 November 2019
International House E12 Scholarship $2000
  • Resident at International House
31 August 2019 15 November 2019
International House Entrance Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Resident at International House
31 August 2019 15 November 2019
The Adamo and Francesca Boncardo Equity Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Recent school leaver
  • Low-socioeconomic background or high school
12 April 2019 29 May 2019
Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award Up to $5000
  • Apply for a semester exchange or selected short-term Global Mobility program
N/A N/A
The Jerome De Costa Memorial Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree Show Bursary $5000
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts, or Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies student
  • Exhibiting at the end of year degree show
15 April 2020 4 June 2020
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Social Work $10,000
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying social work
20 January 2020 14 February 2020
Undergraduate Equity Scholarships in History $5000 (for up to three years)
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Major in history
15 August 2019 22 November 2019
Zelda Stedman Young Artist Scholarship $6000
  • Second or third year undergraduate student studying visual arts or fine arts
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage
2 May 2020 29 May 2020
Eric Campbell Scott Scholarship $3000
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business student
  • Minimum ATAR of 96
N/A N/A
The University of Sydney Inspired by Business Scholarship $10,000
  • Undergraduate from NSW
  • Low socio-economic background
N/A N/A
The Victoria Hope Geary Scholarship $6000
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business student
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
N/A N/A
Western Union Foundation Scholarship $7000
  • Domestic undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering or the University of Sydney Business School
  • High academic achiever
1 July 2019 31 January 2020
Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation Jazz Scholarship $6000 (for four years) or $25,000 (for 1.5 years)
  • Jazz student
  • Be in financial need

9 August 2019
(round 1)

February 2020
(round 2)

31 August 2019
(round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)

Brian Abel Piano Scholarship TBC
  • Piano student
  • Resided in Australia for the past five years
  • Low socio-economic background

August 2019
(round 1)

February 2020
(round 2)

September 2019
(round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)

Clarence Addison Turrill Scholarship TBC
  • Classical piano student
  • Financially disadvantaged

9 August 2019
(round 1)

February 2020
(round 2)

31 August 2019
(round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)

Patricia Long Scholarship TBC
  • Undergraduate music student
  • Low socio-economic background

9 August 2019
(round 1)

February 2020
(round 2)

31 August 2019
(round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)

The Bessie Cook Piano Award TBC
  • Piano student

9 August 2019
(round 1)

February 2020
(round 2)

31 August 2019
(round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)

The Elaine McCaghern Musical Scholarship TBC
  • Student at the Conservatorium
  • Low-socioeconomic background

August 2019 (round 1)

February 2020 (round 2)

September 2019 (round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)

The Helpmann Family Fellowship TBC
  • Opera student
  • Low socio-economic background

August 2019 (round 1)

February 2020 (round 2)

September 2019 (round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)

The Kathleen and Allison Short Scholarship TBC
  • Piano, violin, viola or cello student
  • Financially disadvantaged

9 August 2019
(round 1)

February 2020
(round 2)

31 August 2019
(round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)

The Kirkpix Trust Scholarship TBC
  • First or second year coursework student at the Conservatorium
  • Saxophone student
  • Low socio-economic background

9 August 2019
(round 1)

February 2020
(round 2)

31 August 2019
(round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)

The Rahma Shohet Memorial Scholarship TBC
  • Piano student
  • Low socio-economic background

August 2019
(round 1)

February 2020
(round 2)

September 2019
(round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)

The William and Marie Souter Encouragement Awards TBC
  • Classical music student
  • Australian resident
  • Low socio-economic background

9 August 2019
(round 1)

February 2020
(round 2)

31 August 2019
(round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)

Douglas Jamieson Aboriginal Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Studying or commencing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering
  • Be from a rural, regional or remote area
1 July 2019

10 August 2019
(current students)

31 January 2020
(commencing students)

LR and BA Browne Undergraduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering $10,000
  • NSW resident
  • Recent school leaver
  • Enrol into a civil engineering undergraduate degree
  • Demonstrate financial need
30 August 2019 8 October 2019
Pratten Foundation Early Offer Year 12 Scholarship $7500
  • Received an E12 offer
  • Commencing a STEM degree
N/A N/A
The William John and Lizzie May Sinclair Scholarship $25,000
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or from a low socio-economic background
  • Studying an undergraduate engineering degree
30 August 2019 8 October 2019
Undergraduate Scholarship in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Low SES or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrolled to study aeronautical or aerospace engineering
  • High achiever
30 August 2019 8 October 2019
Eric Cunstance Shaw Scholarship $6000
  • From an outer regional or remote area of Australia
  • Enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor
Mid-December 2019 March 2020
Pitt Cobbett Scholarship Up to $1000
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • High academic achiever
All year round

1 May 2019
(round 1)

31 July 2019
(round 2)

6 November 2019
(round 3)

Sydney Law School Exchange Scholarship $2000
  • High academic achiever experiencing financial hardship
  • Enrolled in final year of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor Program
30 August 2019 30 September 2019
The David Stuart Hicks Scholarship $8000
  • Recent school leaver commencing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Experiencing financial hardship
June 2019 31 October 2019
Faculty of Science Dean's Access Scholarship Varies
  • Domestic undergraduate science student
  • Financial hardship
November 2019 February 2020
Faculty of Science Dean's Equity Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate science student who has completed at least 48 credit points
  • Minimum WAM of 65
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
N/A 31 December 2019
James Murphy Scholarship $7500
  • Student in selected science undergraduate degrees
  • Catholic
March 2020 April 2020
Norman Matheson Student Support Award (Honours) $7500
  • Progressing to a full-time honours program in agriculture
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
14 September 2019 2 December 2019
Norman Matheson Student Support Award (Undergraduate) $7500
  • High school leaver
  • Starting specified undergraduate studies in agriculture
  • Financial hardship
November 2019 February 2020
Philip Thomas Collins Scholarship $25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program
  • Demonstrate financial need
12 September 2019 2 December 2019
Rowe Scientific Chemistry Scholarship $5000
  • Domestic student who holds a CSP
  • Third year undergraduate student majoring in chemistry
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage
September 2019 October 2019
Roy Frederick Turner Scholarship (Agriculture) $7500
  • Domestic or international undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in or starting a listed science degree
November 2019 February 2020
The Malcolm Turki Memorial Scholarship $1700
  • Australian citizen
  • Enrolled (or commencing in the next semester) an honours year in the School of Physics
  • Have completed a major in physics
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
April 2020 May 2020
Walter Moore Honours Scholarships $1200
  • Enrolled in honours at the School of Chemistry
  • Demonstrate financial need
May 2020 June 2020
Yim Family Foundation Scholarship $25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program in chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and/or physics
  • Demonstrate financial need
12 September 2019 2 December 2019
Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarship Trust Opportunity Scholarship for Nursing $10,000
  • Domestic undergraduate nursing student
  • Financially disadvantaged background
14 January 2019 21 March 2019
Expanded Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship Scheme Up to $18,000
  • See page for details
N/A 21 June 2019
Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships Varies
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
1 August 2019 31 Dec 2019
The Bruton Educational Trust Scholarship $10,000
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • From a rural location
  • Enrolled into a relevant undergraduate degree or combined degree
31 August 2019 1 October 2019
David W Johnson Scholarship $8000
  • Domestic student from rural NSW
  • Undergraduate business students
September 2019 N/A
University of Sydney Business School Rural/Regional Leadership Scholarship $6000
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business students
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
September 2019 N/A
Alexander D Strang in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering $6418
  • School leaver from an EAS school
  • Enrolling in an undergraduate degree in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
30 August 2019 8 October 2019
William McIIrath Rural Scholarship Up to $10,000 (for three years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident from rural New South Wales
  • No previous tertiary education
  • Full-time undergraduate student in the Faculty of Science or Engineering
2 September 2019 2 February 2020
Dr Lawrence F Smith Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students $6000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine or Bachelor of Oral Health student
  • In financial need
March 2020 March 2020
Peter Giles Memorial Scholarship in Pharmacy $6000 (per year for duration of degree)
  • Domestic student about to start a Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • In financial need
March 2020 March 2020
Susan Wakil Scholarship - Undergraduate Rural and Regional $29,000 (for up to three years) + $500
  • Undergraduate nursing student from a rural background
27 August 2019 6 January 2020
Faculty of Science Honours Relocation Scholarships $6000
  • Commencing honours student enrolling full-time
  • Completed an undergraduate degree at a university overseas, interstate or in rural or remote NSW
July 2019 August 2019
Rural Sustainability Scholarship $6000
  • High school leaver
  • Starting a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) or Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness)
  • Reside in rural Australia
November 2019 February 2020
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme $15,000 (for up to five years)
  • See page for details
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