Yim Family Foundation Scholarship in Law

18 August 2020
Supporting law students affected by COVID-19 crisis
The Yim Family Foundation has made a generous gift to the University of Sydney Law School to support students affected financially by the COVID-19 crisis.

Applications close 6 September 2020. 

The scholarship is open to full-time students enrolled in either the undergraduate Combined Law or the Juris Doctor Program at the University of Sydney. More than 15 scholarships, up to the value of $2,500 will be available as a one-off payment.

Yim Family Foundation spokesperson, Tom Yim said the scholarship was created to help support students experiencing difficult circumstances. 

 “The Foundation recognises the ongoing challenges and significant financial stress due to the pandemic and is committed to helping individuals during this difficult time,” said Mr Tom Yim.

This scholarship will help students impacted financially with their law studies by providing short term relief.
Mr Tom Yim

Professor Simon Bronitt, Dean and Head of Sydney Law School thanked the Yim Family Foundation for its vital support.

“The Yim family’s generosity is inspiring, helping our current students (the next generation of Sydney law alumni) to succeed in their studies at a time of unprecedented hardship. Thank you Tom for being one of our truly #inspiringlegalminds.” 

Additional financial support for law students in need

In addition to this donation, the Law School will expend funds from the Pitt Cobbett Scholarship this semester to provide further support to students suffering financial hardship during the pandemic.

The late Professor Pitt Cobbett was appointed to the foundational chair of law in 1890 and Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. The bequest was made to support the study of law by students in need of financial assistance.

“Dean Cobbett managed our School at time of serious economic challenge in the 1890s. Pitt’s concern for student welfare ran deep, keeping fees low by foregoing salary and leaving a bequest specifically for students in need. I believe that Pitt would be pleased that a bequest in his name was addressing student hardship more than a century later.”