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Farrand Science Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
$5000 scholarship supporting students who are involved in science-related activities during high school and exhibit personal qualities such as leadership, creativity and self-motivation.


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  • High academic achiever
  • Recent high school graduate applying for an undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Science
July 2022 30 September 2022

How to apply

This scholarship is administered through the Sydney Scholars Award application process. Please complete the Sydney Scholars Award application to be considered for this scholarship.


The Scholarship is valued at $5000 and is tenable for one year only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • enrol full-time undergraduate degree, combined or double degree in the Faculty of Science
  • have completed the NSW HSC, or equivalent, in the year of application
  • have achieved a minimum ATAR of 95.00 or equivalent.


This scholarship was established in 1958 by a bequest in memory of Annie Farrand and her mother, Mrs Annie Elizabeth Farrand.

1. Background

a. Established in 1958 by a bequest in memory of Annie Farrand and her mother, Mrs Annie Elizabeth Farrand, this Scholarship provides financial support for commencing undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being a recent school leaver and having an unconditional offer of admission in full-time in an undergraduate degree (including combined or double degrees) within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney (subject to deferral as stated in Clause 4c).

b. Applicants who have completed the HSC or equivalent the previous year and requested a one-year deferral of entry into their Science undergraduate degree are also eligible if they have not undertaken any tertiary studies during that time.

c. Applicants must have applied for the Sydney Scholars Award and achieved an ATAR or equivalent of at least 95.00 in the HSC or equivalent.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, personal attributes such as leadership, creativity and self-motivation, as well as involvement in science-related activities during high school.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee nominated by the Dean of Science.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is tenable for one year only.

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

c. Commencement of the Scholarship can be deferred for up to two years. Deferral of the

d. Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, or nominated delegate. The Scholarship is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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

f. 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 75 each semester.

b. 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. is awarded an alternative scholarship administered by the University of Sydney on the basis of general academic merit (see 6.b. and 6.c.); in such circumstances, this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of equal or higher value,

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. For the purposes of 6(a)(v), an alternative scholarship includes:

I. the Chancellor’s Award,

II. the Sydney Scholars Award,

III. the Dean’s Entry Scholarship,

IV. the James Strong – Rip Curl Undergraduate Scholarship, and

V. the Sir Lionel Hooke Scholarship.

c. As an exception to 6(a)(v), the following Scholarships may be held concurrently with this Scholarship:

I. the Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme,

II. the Faculty of Science Olympiad Scholarship,

III. the Science Top of the State Scholarship, and

IV. the Liversidge Scholarship

d. Notwithstanding 6(a)(v), the Dean of Science, or their nominee, may permit an applicant to concurrently hold an alternative scholarship of equal or higher value awarded on the basis of hardship or equity alongside this Scholarship.

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

f. 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.