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Eric Campbell Scott Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship supports high-achieving domestic students experiencing financial disadvantage to study an undergraduate degree in business.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
  • Domestic students
  • Undergraduate business students
  • Minimum ATAR of 96

How to apply

Apply through the Universities Admissions Centre here.


This scholarship is valued at $3000 per year, tenable for up to four years (inclusive of honours).

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be starting a single or combined undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney Business School
  • have a minimum ATAR of 96 or equivalent
  • demonstrate academic ability and financial disadvantage
  • enrol in the first year of the nominated degree in the year of scholarship offer, you cannot defer this scholarship.


  • This scholarship is awarded as a secondary scholarship and may be taken concurrently with a primary award.
  • This scholarship is not transferable to another degree program, except with the permission of the Dean of the University of Sydney School of Business.


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


The name of the scholarship shall be the Eric Campbell Scott Scholarship in Business.

Selection Criteria
  • The scholarship shall be awarded based on academic merit, financial need, and information supplied by the applicant.
  • The essential criterion for academic merit is an ATAR of 96 or more in the NSW Higher School Certificate, or the equivalent, in the year of application for the scholarship.
  • The essential criterion for financial need is receipt of means-tested Commonwealth allowance.
Ongoing eligibility
  • The award is conditional on the scholar meeting all the obligations of the program and maintaining a satisfactory level of progress (which shall normally be deemed to mean a credit average over all subjects attempted in any one year).
Payment schedule

Paid in two equal instalments of $1500 at the beginning of each semester, subject to the recipient remaining a fully enrolled student in the agreed degree program.

  • fails to achieve the academic requirement of credit average each year,
  • fails to maintain a full-time enrolment,
  • withdraws or takes a Leave of Absence from their undergraduate degree without prior notification to Business School.