Equity scholarships

Empowering through education
For bright students facing financial and social barriers to participating in university, equity scholarships are the most impactful way to break the cycle of disadvantage.

We know that young Australians who experience disadvantage of any kind are often less able to participate in school and have less chance of getting the ATAR they need to achieve their potential at a top university.

In many cases, the additional financial and social challenges of being the first in their family to go to university, relocating to Sydney or travelling long distances to attend, and not having the financial support of their families can often mean talented students miss out on reaching their full potential through quality education.

By donating to equity scholarships at the University of Sydney, you can help level the playing field and make a real difference in the lives of bright students irrespective of their circumstances or background. 

Donate to equity scholarships

There are many ways that you can support equity scholarships at the University of Sydney. You can make an online donation today to the Equity Scholarships Fund or contact us with any questions or assistance with: 

  • setting up a recurring gift
  • creating a legacy with a gift in your Will
  • enabling a specific vision for your gift 

Our Equity Scholarships Fund covers the full scope of equity groups, helping to support students from low socio-economic backgrounds, students experiencing financial hardship, students living with a disability or those who come from rural and regional areas.

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Fulfilling my ambitions at the University of Sydney is a dream come true. Coming from an immigrant background, my family could never have imagined I’d receive a tertiary education and be supported to realise my goals.
Annessa Ismail, scholarship recipient