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LR and BA Browne Undergraduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship supports New South Wales school leavers to study an undergraduate degree in civil engineering at the Faculty of Engineering.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
  • NSW resident
  • Recent school leaver
  • Enrol into a civil engineering undergraduate degree
  • Demonstrate financial need
August 2020 October 2020

How to apply

Conditional offers will be made by the end of November. Unconditional offers will be made after the release of ATAR/IB results.


This scholarship is valued at $10,000 for one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a resident of New South Wales
  • be a recent school leaver
  • enrol into a civil engineering undergraduate degree (including combined degrees) at the Faculty of Engineering
  • demonstrate financial need
  • enrol into your studies in the same semester as the scholarship award.


This scholarship was established in 2016 from the estate of Betty Anne Browne.

1. Background

a. Established in 2016, this Scholarship has been generously donated by the Estate of Betty Anne Browne to support students who are residents of New South Wales commencing an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be a recent school leaver that qualifies and enrols into a civil engineering undergraduate program (including combined degrees) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be a resident of New South Wales and demonstrate financial need.

c. The offer of admission must be, at the time of the Scholarship application closing date, for the relevant semester the Scholarship is being offered for.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit based on the applicant’s performance in the NSW HSC or equivalent and

II. demonstrated financial need.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Associate Dean (Education), or their nominee, and at least one academic from the Faculty.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 and is tenable for one year.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Associate Dean (Education) and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing Eligibility

a. The recipient must remain a resident of New South Wales during the duration of the Scholarship.

b. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 each semester.

c. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. commences part-time study without prior approval,

III. is no longer a resident of New South Wales,

IV. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

V. 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,

VI. is awarded an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of higher value,

VII. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VIII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.