Roy Frederick Turner Scholarship - Law

An undergraduate scholarship
$7000 scholarship to support combined law degree students at the University of Sydney Law School.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Combined undergraduate law degree student
  • Experiencing financial hardship
25 July 2023 29 September 2023

How to apply

For all prospective students new to the University of Sydney, apply here.

Please note: MySydney applicants also be considered for this scholarship if they meet the selection criteria.


This scholarship is valued at $7000 and is tenable for one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be commencing a combined undergraduate law degree
  • demonstrate financial hardship.


This scholarship was established in line with the Betty Alicia Turner Bequest to benefit students studying law at the University of Sydney Law School.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in line with the Betty Alicia Turner Bequest to benefit students studying law at the University of Sydney Law School.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident and having an unconditional offer of admission in full-time in an undergraduate combined Law degree within the Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must demonstrate hardship as detailed under the selection criteria.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. demonstrated financial hardship.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of University of Sydney Law School, or their nominee, and at least one other staff member from the School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $7,000 per annum and is tenable for one year only.

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 Dean and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing Eligibility

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

b. Scholarship recipients must remain enrolled full-time and in the agreed degree program during the tenure of their scholarship. Requests to hold the Scholarship part-time will be approved under exceptional circumstances such as a medical condition which limits the student’s capacity to undertake full-time study. Such requests must be approved by the Dean of the University of Sydney Law School or the nominated delegate. Students will be paid the normal semester payment on a pro-rata basis.

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. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

IV. 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,

V. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $8,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

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

VII. 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.