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David W Johnson Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
Up to $32,000 scholarship to support students from regional NSW to pursue undergraduate studies in business.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$8000 p.a. (for up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student from rural NSW
  • Undergraduate business students

How to apply

Apply through the Sydney Scholars Award program.


This scholarship is valued at $8000 per year, tenable for up to four years (inclusive of honours).

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • reside in rural New South Wales
  • be starting an undergraduate degree program at the University of Sydney Business School
  • enrol in the first year of your degree in the year of scholarship offer, you cannot defer enrolment or this scholarship
  • not hold another University scholarship at the same time.


  • Regional students who apply for the Sydney Scholars Award with the University of Sydney Business School will automatically be considered.
  • This scholarship is not transferable to another degree program, except with the permission of the responsible dean if it doesn't increase scholarship duration.


Established in 2000 by a donation from the USA Foundation, this scholarship is named after alumnus and prominent international businessman David W. Johnson.


Established in 2000 by a donation from the USA Foundation, the scholarship is named after the eminent alumnus and prominent international businessman David W Johnson.

Selection criteria
  • The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, leadership skills, personal attributes and achievements.
Ongoing eligibility
  • Scholarship holders must remain enrolled as a fulltime student in order to be eligible for the award.
  • All scholarship holders are expected to maintain a standard full-time load of 24 credit points each semester. If extenuating circumstances arise, scholarship holders may submit a request to decrease their loading to a minimum full-time load of three units of study (18 credit points) per semester but only with the permission of the Business School.
  • The duration of the scholarship will not be extended if a student undertakes a minimum full-time load.
Payment schedule
  • Payments will be made in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

The scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

  • Withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
  • Commences part-time study without prior approval,
  • does not maintain satisfactory academic performance, 
  • is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application, 
  • accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,
  • does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
  • any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.