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Equity scholarships

Bachelors and honours scholarships
Browse scholarships for students who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, experiencing financial hardship, living with a disability, or from rural or regional areas.

To find a scholarship that works for you, expand the relevant category and click on the scholarship title links. Alternatively, you can browse the full list of undergraduate equity scholarships in the table below.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current domestic students. 

This list includes scholarships for students from low socio-economic backgrounds, or who can demonstrate financial disadvantage or hardship. See the individual scholarship pages for specific eligibility criteria. 

 

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This list includes scholarships for students from rural or regional areas, in NSW or throughout Australia. See individual scholarship pages for specific eligibility criteria.

General 
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The University of Sydney School of Business 
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Medicine and Health
Faculty of Science
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Matt Laffan Disability Scholarship College fees
  • St John's College resident
  • Student with physcial disability
N/A 30 October 2020
Ron Baumann Scholarship $6000
  • Coursework student studying social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or experiencing disadvantage
8 October 2021 29 October 2021
Sydney Scholars Awards on Equity and Hardship Grounds $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
  • High academic achiever
  • Experiencing financial hardship
29 August 2020 30 September 2020
University of Sydney Access Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a citizen of New Zealand
  • High academic achiever
  • Non-recent school leaver
  • Financial hardship or other disadvantage

29 August 2021

31 December 2021

Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship $10,000 (for up to 5 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Person with a physical disability
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Enrolled in 12 credit points per semester
TBC TBC
Charles Herbert Currey Memorial Scholarship Up to $7000
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree
  • Accepted into an exchange program or short-term mobility program
TBC TBC
Lucy Firth Equity Honours Scholarship $5000 p.a.
  • Undergraduate Philosophy students
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
23 November 2021 14 February 2022
The Clissold Scholarship $7000 p.a. (for course duration)
  • Domestic undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the University of Sydney Business School
TBC TBC
The Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Political Economy $8000 (for up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Starting first year of your political economy degree
1 November 2021 15 November 2021
V John Plummer Scholarship in Business

$6500

  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business student
N/A N/A
Roy Frederick Turner AM Scholarship $7000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Commencing an undergraduate combined law program
  • Experiencing financial hardship
April 2021 19 September 2021
Roy Frederick Turner Scholarship $7000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Combined undergraduate law degree student
  • Experiencing financial hardship
April 2021 19 September 2021
Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship $6500
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Australian citizen
  • Coursework student
  • Demonstrate financial need
15 January 2021 10 February 2021
Community Bank Scholarships Varies
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Reside in, or have attended a secondary school in, the local area of the relevant Community Bank branch 
  • Completed Year 12 and be aged 25 years or younger as of 29 January 202 and will be studying full-time
October 2021 18 February 2022
Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme $5950
  • Enrol in the course of study identified in the E12 admission pathway conditional offer letter
May 2020 30 September 2020
Graeme de Graaff Scholarship $10,000
  • Resident at International House
31 August 2020 15 November 2020
International House E12 Scholarship $2000
  • Resident at International House
31 August 2020 15 November 2020
International House Entrance Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Resident at International House
31 August 2020 15 November 2020
Jim Wolfensohn Scholarship $8,000 p.a. (up to 5 years)
  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
  • Experiencing finanical hardship and other disadvantages
  • Completed Year 12 in a rural high school with UAC educational disadvantage "SO1C"
10 September 2021 29 November 2021
The Adamo and Francesca Boncardo Equity Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Recent school leaver
  • Low-socioeconomic background or high school
17 August 2020 15 October 2020
Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award Up to $5000
  • Apply for a semester exchange or selected short-term Global Mobility program
N/A N/A
Kathleen M Karnaghan and Frederick E English Equity Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • First year undergraduate student
  • Majoring in English
  • Experiencing disadvantage or hardship
23 October 2020 16 November 2020
Sciences Po Dual Degree Equity Scholarship $15,000 p.a. (for 2 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Full-time Bachelor of Arts (Sciences Po) or Bachelor of Economics (Sciences Po) student
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
15 October 2021 30 November 2021
The Jerome De Costa Memorial Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree Show Bursary $5000
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts, or Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies student
  • Exhibiting at the end of year degree show
8 September 2021 30 September 2021
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Education $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying education
  • Interested in the area of special needs
19 January 2021 9 February 2021
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Social Work $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying social work
  • Demonstrate financial need
TBC TBC
Undergraduate Equity Scholarships in History $5000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Major in history
20 October 2021 15 March 2022
Eric Campbell Scott Scholarship $3000
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business student
  • Minimum ATAR of 96
N/A N/A
The University of Sydney Inspired by Business Scholarship $10,000
  • Undergraduate from NSW
  • Low socio-economic background
N/A N/A
The Victoria Hope Geary Scholarship $3000
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business student
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
8 February 2021 17 February 2021
Carolyn Mcilvenny Scholarship $10,000
  • Full-time undergraduate chemical and biomolecular engineering student
  • Demonstrate financial need
TBC TBC
Douglas Jamieson Aboriginal Scholarship $7000 p.a.
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Studying or commencing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering
  • Be from a rural, regional or remote area
16 August 2021 3 September 2021
Faculty of Engineering One Sydney, Many People Scholarship $10,000 p.a. (up to $40,000)
  • Current school leaver
  • Enrol in a bachelor's degree in the Faculty of Engineering
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or experiencing financial hardship or from rural/regional/remote area
TBC 2022 TBC 2022
LR and BA Browne Undergraduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering $10,000
  • NSW resident
  • Enrol into a civil engineering undergraduate degree
  • Demonstrate financial need
TBC 2022 TBC 2022
The Stanley Chisholm Ash Scholarship in Engineering $40,000 p.a. (for up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Enrol in undergraduate or postgraduate coursework engineering degree in the Faculty of Engineering
  • Be from a rural, regional or remote area of Australia
20 October 2021 13 December 2021
Pratten Foundation Early Offer Year 12 Scholarship $7500
  • Received an E12 offer
  • Commencing a STEM degree
N/A N/A
The William John and Lizzie May Sinclair Scholarship $25,000 a year for duration of degree
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or from a low socio-economic background
  • Applying for or enrolled in an undergraduate engineering degree
28 August 2021 13 December 2021
The Winifred Margaret Neirous Memorial Scholarship $6000 p.a. (for up to 4 years)
  • Female
  • Enrol into a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) degree
  • Able to demonstrate financial need, diligence and good conduct
11 October 2021 13 December 2021
Undergraduate Scholarship in Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering $6000 pa (for up to 4 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Low SES or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrolled to study aeronautical or aerospace engineering
  • High achiever
29 September 2021 13 December 2021
Eric Cunstance Shaw Scholarship Up to $7000
  • From a regional or remote area of Australia
  • Commencing a LLB or Juris Doctor
21 May 2021 10 January 2022
Pitt Cobbett Scholarship Up to $5,000
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • Enrolled in a combined undergraduate law degree or JD
13 May 2021 18 July 2021
Sydney Law School Exchange Scholarship $2000
  • High academic achiever experiencing financial hardship
  • Enrolled in final year of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor Program
21 September 2021 3 November 2021
The David Stuart Hicks Scholarship $8000
  • Recent school leaver commencing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Experiencing financial hardship
April 2021 19 September 2021
Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarship Trust Opportunity Scholarship for Nursing $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic undergraduate nursing student
  • Financially disadvantaged background
TBC TBC
Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation Jazz Scholarship $6000 (for 4 years) or $25,000 (for 1.5 years)
  • Jazz student
  • Be in financial need
5 March 2021 31 March 2021
Brian Abel Piano Scholarship TBC
  • Piano student
  • Resided in Australia for the past five years
  • Low socio-economic background
5 March 2021  31 March 2021
Clarence Addison Turrill Scholarship TBC
  • Classical piano student
  • Financially disadvantaged
5 March 2021 31 March 2021
Greta Davis Equity Scholarship for Musically Talented Students $10,000 p.a.
  • Studying performance in a coursework or research degree at the Conservatorium of Music
  • Demonstrates an eligible disadvantage
TBC TBC
Patricia Long Scholarship TBC
  • Undergraduate music student
  • Low socio-economic background
5 March 2021 31 March 2021
The Bessie Cook Piano Award TBC
  • Piano student
5 March 2021 31 March 2021
The Helpmann Family Fellowship TBC
  • Opera student
  • Low socio-economic background
5 March 2021 31 March 2021
The Howard-Smith Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time student at the Con
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or rural/remote student
5 March 2021 31 March 2021
The Kathleen and Allison Short Scholarship TBC
  • Piano, violin, viola or cello student
  • Financially disadvantaged
5 March 2021 31 March 2021
The Kevin and Margaret Duffy Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time coursework or research students at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Studying vocal studies or similar
17 August 2020 21 September 2020
The Kirkpix Trust Scholarship TBC
  • First or second year coursework student at the Conservatorium
  • Saxophone student
  • Low socio-economic background
5 March 2021 31  March 2021
The William and Marie Souter Encouragement Awards TBC
  • Classical music student
  • Australian resident
  • Low socio-economic background
5 March 2021 31 March 2021
Faculty of Science Dean's Access Scholarship Varies
  • Domestic undergraduate science student in High School
  • Financial hardship
9 June 2021 23 January 2022
Faculty of Science Dean's Equity Scholarship $5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate science student who has completed at least 48 credit points
  • Minimum WAM of 65
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
June 2021 31 December 2021
James Murphy Scholarship $7500
  • Student in selected science undergraduate degrees
  • Catholic
9 June 2021 23 January 2022
Josiah and Myra Roberts Scholarship $10,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate student at the Faculty of Science
  • Low socioeconomic background/demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
3 April 2022 3 November 2022
Norman Matheson Student Support Award (Honours) $7500
  • Progressing to a full-time honours program in agriculture
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
12 October 2021 16 January 2022
Norman Matheson Student Support Award (Undergraduate) $7500
  • High school leaver
  • Starting specified undergraduate studies in agriculture
  • Financial hardship
9 June 2021 23 January 2022
Philip Thomas Collins Scholarship $25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program
  • Demonstrate financial need
12 October 2021 16 January 2022
Rowe Scientific Chemistry Scholarship $5000
  • Domestic student who holds a CSP
  • Third-year undergraduate student majoring in chemistry
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage
23 August 2021 26 September 2021
Roy Frederick Turner Scholarship (Agriculture) $7500
  • Domestic or international undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in or starting a listed science degree
9 June 2021 23 January 2022
Rural Bank Agribusiness Scholarship $5,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident living in Australia
  • Secondary school leavers graduated in 2021 
  • Enrolled full-time in first year studying agribusiness or agriculture in an approved Australian course in an Australian university
1 December 2021 18 February 2022
The Malcolm Turki Memorial Scholarship $1700
  • Australian citizen
  • Commencing an honours year in the School of Physics
  • Have completed a major in physics at the time of application
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
14 April 2021 12 May 2021
Walter Moore Honours Scholarships $1200
  • Enrolled in honours at the School of Chemistry
  • Demonstrate financial need
18 November 2020 1 March 2021
Yim Family Foundation Scholarship $25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program in chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and/or physics
  • Demonstrate financial need
12 October 2021 16 January 2022
The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Rural and Regional Scholarship Program $5,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Living in rural and regional Australia
  • Secondary school leavers graduated in 2021 or 2020
  • Demonstrate the disadvantage (economic and/or social) hindering ability to undertake further study
1 December 2021 18 February 2022
The Bruton Educational Trust Scholarship $10,000
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • From a rural location
  • Enrolling into a relevant undergraduate degree or combined degree
18 March 2021 1 June 2021
David W Johnson Scholarship $8000
  • Domestic student from rural NSW
  • Undergraduate business students
8 July 2020 30 September 2020
University of Sydney Business School Rural/Regional Leadership Scholarship $6000
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business students
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
8 July 2020 30 September 2020
Alexander D Strang Scholarship in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering $6418
  • Enrolling in an undergraduate degree in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Primary residential address in a regional or remote area of Australia
28 August 2021 13 December 2021
F H Loxton Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship $20,000 (for up to 4 years)
  • Male
  • Enrol in a single or combined undergraduate degree at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • From regional or remote area of Australia
28 August 2021 13 December 2021
Dr Lawrence F Smith Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students $6000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine or Bachelor of Oral Health student
  • In financial need
25 May 2021 8 June 2021
Peter Giles Memorial Scholarship in Pharmacy $6000 p.a. (for course duration)
  • Domestic student about to start a Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • In financial need
TBC TBC
Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme $10,000 p.a for duration of degree
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled as a full-time student for Pharmacy degree
  • Have resided in a Modified Monash (MM) Category 3 to Category 7 location for a minimum of five consecutive years, or eight cumulative years from the age of five years old
November 2021 January 2022
Susan Wakil Scholarship - Undergraduate Rural and Regional Up to $87,500
  • Undergraduate nursing student from an area of Australia that is not Greater Sydney
27 August 2021 7 February 2022
Peter Davidson Music Scholarship $10,000
  • Full-time student at the Conservatorium
  • From a rural/remote area
5 March 2021 31 March 2021
Faculty of Science Honours Relocation Scholarships $6000
  • Commencing honours student enrolling full-time
  • Completed an undergraduate degree at a university overseas, interstate or in rural or remote NSW
12 October 2021 16 January 2022
Rural Sustainability Scholarship $6000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • High school leaver
  • B Science/B Advanced Studies (Agriculture) or B Science/B Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness) commencing student
  • Reside in rural or regional Australia
9 June 2021 23 January 2022
The Ross Scholarship $7200 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Recent school leaver
  • Unconditional offer of admission into an undergraduate science degree
  • Rural or remote resident
N/A N/A
 
 
 

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