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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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Arts and Social Sciences
Business
Engineering
Law
Medicine and Health
Music
Science

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
Aboriginal Rural Allied Health University Student Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • See scholarship for details.
Appen Inclusive Al Scholarship in Computational Linguistics $8,000
  • Undergraduate coursework student in Faculty of Engineering
  • Enrolled in COMP5046
Elevate Scholarship Various
  • Domestic student
  • Identify as a woman
  • Commencing a STEM degree or Master of Business Administration (MBA) at an Australian University
Matt Laffan Disability Scholarship College fees
  • St John's College resident
  • Student with physical disability
Ron Baumann Scholarship $6000
  • Coursework student studying social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues
  • Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander or experiencing disadvantage
Scholarship in Engineering $12,000 p.a. (degree duration)
  • Domestic student
  • Current school leaver
  • Demonstrate financial hardship, medical condition, or be from a rural or remote area
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
The Kadadjiny Indigenous Scholarship $3,500
  • Indigenous Australian
  • Study at an Australian University
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
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
Lucy Firth Equity Honours Scholarship $5,000 p.a.
  • Philosophy honours student
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
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
The Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Political Economy Up to $8,000 per annum (for up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Starting first year of your political economy degree
  • Enrolled full time
V John Plummer Scholarship in Business

$6500

  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business student
Roy Frederick Turner AM Scholarship- Law $7000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Commencing an undergraduate combined law program
  • Experiencing financial hardship
Roy Frederick Turner Scholarship - Law $7000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Combined undergraduate law degree student
  • Experiencing financial hardship
Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship $6500
  • Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander
  • Australian citizen
  • Coursework student
  • Demonstrate financial need
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
Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme $5950
  • Enrol in the course of study identified in the E12 admission pathway conditional offer letter
Eureka Benevolent Foundation Scholarship $8,000 p.a. (up to 5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • School leaver
  • Starting an undergraduate degree
  • Attended a rural or regional high school
  • Have experienced disadvantage
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"
MySydney Equity Accommodation Scholarship 60% of fee costs at University of Sydney owned accommodation (up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Received a MySydney Scholarship
  • Applied for an accommodation scholarship through the University of Sydney undergraduate scholarship form
The Lyn Mallesch Scholarship up to $4,300
  • Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at the University of Sydney
The Nick van Gelder Dreamers Scholarship $25,000 p.a. (up to 5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Commencing an undergraduate coursework degree
  • Able to demonstrate financial disadvantage
Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award Up to $5000
  • Apply for a semester exchange or selected short term Global Mobility program
Kathleen M Karnaghan and Frederick E English Equity Scholarship $5,000
  • Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident
  • Undergraduate student
  • Majoring in English
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
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
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
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Social Work $10,000 per annum (for up to 3 years)
  • Undergraduate student
  • Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person
  • Studying social work
  • Demonstrate financial need
Undergraduate Equity Scholarships in History $5,000 (for up to 4 years)
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Major in history
The Victoria Hope Geary Scholarship $6,000
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business student
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
Carolyn Mcilvenny Scholarship $10,000
  • Full time undergraduate chemical and biomolecular engineering student
  • Demonstrate financial need
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
Faculty of Engineering One Sydney, Many People Scholarship $15,000 p.a. (up to $60,000)
  • Current school leaver
  • Enrol in a bachelor's degree in the Faculty of Engineering
  • Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander and / or experiencing financial hardship and / or from rural / regional / remote area
LR and BA Browne Undergraduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering $10,000
  • NSW resident
  • Enrol into a civil engineering undergraduate degree
  • Demonstrate financial need
The Stanley Chisholm Ash Scholarship in Engineering $45,000 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, with a preference for rural, regional or remote NSW
The Sir William Tyree Engineering Scholarship Program $16,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Recent school leaver
  • Enrol full-time in a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical Engineering)
  • Demonstrate financial need, financial disadvantage, or social disadvantage
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 socioeconomic background
  • Applying for or enrolled in an undergraduate engineering degree
The Winifred Margaret Neirous Memorial Scholarship $6000 p.a. (for up to 4 years)
  • Female
  • Enrol into a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil Engineering) degree
  • Able to demonstrate financial need, diligence and good conduct
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
Eric Cunstance Shaw Scholarship Up to $7000
  • From a regional or remote area of Australia
  • Commencing a LLB or Juris Doctor
Pitt Cobbett Scholarship Up to $5,000
  • Demonstate financial hardship
  • Enrolled in full-time in either the undergraduate Combined Law or the Juris Doctor Program
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
The David Stuart Hicks Scholarship $8000
  • Recent school leaver commencing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Experiencing financial hardship
Dialysis Australia Nursing Scholarship $32,500 per annum for up to 3 years
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree within Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need or disadvantage
  • Be able to demonstrate you are from a low socio economic area
Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarship Trust Opportunity Scholarship for Nursing $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic undergraduate nursing student
  • Financially disadvantaged background
Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation Jazz Scholarship $6000 (for up to 4 years) or $25,000 (for up to 1.5 years)
  • Jazz student
  • Be in financial need
Brian Abel Piano Scholarship TBC
  • Piano student
  • Resided in Australia for the past five years
  • Low socio economic background
Clarence Addison Turrill Scholarship TBC
  • Classical piano student
  • Financially disadvantaged
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
Patricia Long Scholarship TBC
  • Undergraduate music student
  • Low socio economic background
The Bessie Cook Piano Award TBC
  • Piano student
The Bill and Melia Hutchinson Scholarship $8,500 p.a. for up to a maximum of 5 years
  • Domestic student enrolled in an engineering or medicine and health undergraduate degree
  • Must have applied for admission to your undergraduate degree through UAC
  • When you applied for admission through UAC, you must have resided in an area listed in the bottom 25 percent of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Socio Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Education and Occupation (IEO).
The Helpmann Family Fellowship TBC
  • Opera student
  • Low socio economic background
The Howard Smith Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time student at the Conservatorium of Music
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or rural / remote student
The Kathleen and Allison Short Scholarship TBC
  • Piano, violin, viola or cello student
  • Financially disadvantaged
The Kirkpix Trust Scholarship TBC
  • First or second year coursework student at the at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Saxophone student
  • Low socio economic background
The William and Marie Souter Encouragement Awards TBC
  • Classical music student
  • Australian resident
  • Low socio economic background
Eric Campbell Scott (Rural / Regional) Scholarship $10,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Rural/Regional student
  • Enrolling Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce and Bacehlor of Advanced Studies
Josiah and Myra Roberts Scholarship $10,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Commencing undergraduate student at the Faculty of Science
  • Low socioeconomic background / demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
Philip Thomas Collins Scholarship $25,000
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or a New Zealand Citizen
  • Studying a full-time honours program
  • Demonstrate financial need via the UAC Equity Scholarship Application
Roy Frederick Turner Scholarship (Agriculture) $7500
  • Domestic student
  • Recent school leaver and having an unconditional offer of admission in full time in Bachelor of Agricultural Science in the Faculty of Science
  • Demonstrate financial need
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
Sydney School of Veterinary Sciences Undergraduate Equity Scholarship CSP rate p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Having an unconditional offer of admission and commencing full time study in the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Be able to demonstrate low socio economic status
The Malcolm Turki Memorial Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen
  • Commencing / enrolled in an honours degree in the School of Physics
  • Have completed a major in physics in Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
The Webster Scholarship in Veterinary Science Up to $30,000
  • Domestic student
  • Having an unconditional offer of admission and commencing full time study in the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Demonstrate low socio economic status via UAC
Walter Moore Honours Scholarships $1500
  • Being currently enrolled in full time or part time in an Honours degree within the School of Chemistry
  • Demonstrate financial need via UAC
Yim Family Foundation Scholarship $25,000
  • Domestic student
  • Studying a full-time honours program in chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and/or physics
  • Demonstrate financial need via the UAC Equity Scholarship Application
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
The Bruton Educational Trust Scholarship $10,000
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • From a rural location
  • Enrolling into a relevant undergraduate degree or combined degree
University of Sydney Business School Rural/Regional Leadership Scholarship $6000
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business students
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
 
Alexander D Strang Scholarship in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering $6418
  • Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • Enrolling in an undergraduate degree in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Primary residential address in a regional or remote area of Australia
F H Loxton Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship $20,000 (for up to 4 years)
  • Enrol in a single or combined undergraduate degree at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • From regional or remote area of Australia
Dr Lawrence F Smith Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students $6,000
  • Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander Doctor of Dental Medicine or Bachelor of Oral Health student
  • In financial need
Peter Giles Memorial Scholarship in Pharmacy $6000 p.a. (for course duration)
  • Domestic student about to start a Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • In financial need
Susan Wakil Scholarship - Undergraduate Rural and Regional Up to $87,500
  • Undergraduate nursing student from an area of Australia that is not Greater Sydney
The John Andrew Loveridge Scholarship in Pharmacy and Management $20,000 p.a. (up to 5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management (Honours)
  • ATAR of 90 or equivalent
  • Preference given to applicants from rural or regional areas
Deirdre Hall Scholarship for Musically Talented Flute Students $5,000 p.a.
  • Undergraduate degree at Conservatorium of Music
  • Studying the flute
  • From a financially disadvantaged background
Peter Davidson Music Scholarship $10,000
  • Full-time student at the Conservatorium
  • From a rural / remote area
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
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
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
Lebanese Ladies Association Scholarship in Arabic Language and Cultures $8,200 p.a. (up to 1 years)
  • Full time third year student in a B of Arts or B of Arts / B of Advanced Studies
  • Student enrolled full time in a B of Advanced Studies or standalone appended or embedded Honours program
  • Majoring in Arabic Languages and Cultures
Student Managed Investment Fund Scholarship $7500
  • Domestic students
  • Must receive an unconditional Early Offer Year 12 (E12) admission offer for the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies
  • Must enrol in the degree for which an unconditional E12 offer was received
  • Must have completed the NSW High School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent
Carlyle Greenwell Honours Scholarship $8,500 p.a.
  • Anthropology honours student
  • Completed a major in Anthropology in a Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
The David and Nhilla Dumbrell Scholarship TBC
  • Piano student
  • Low socio economic background
The Elaine McCaghern Musical Scholarship TBC
  • Student at the Conservatorium
  • Low socio economic background
The Grace Russell Henderson Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time undergraduate student at the Conservatorium of Music
  • Experiencing financial hardship
The Rahma Shohet Memorial Scholarship - VOCAL TBC
  • Piano student
  • Low socio economic background
Bruce A Pontin Memorial Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time student at the Conservatorium of Music
Costa Rosa Harsas Scholarship TBC
  • Studying classical music
  • Come from a financially disadvantaged background
The Patricia H. Reid Endowment Scholarship $20,000 pa (up to 4 years)
  • Full-time student at the Con
  • Low socio economic background or financial need
Rosemary Valentine Memorial Prize TBC
  • Full-time student at the Conservatorium of Music
  • Studying voice or piano
Ernest Heine Family Foundation Digital Music Scholarship $20,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Conditional on Music Offer
  • Study in the Digital Music and Media Program
  • Australian Citizen
Ernest Heine Family Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship $38,000 p.a. (up to four years)
  • Australian Citizen
  • Undergraduate coursework student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • From a rural or regional area
MySydney Scholarship $8,500 pa.
  • Domestic applicant, as defined in the Coursework Policy 2021.
  • Applying for an undergraduate degree through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) portal.
  • Residing, at the time of UAC application, in an area in the lowest 25 percent of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Socio Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Education and Occupation (IEO).
Pamela Joy Equity Scholarship $10,000 p.a. (up to a maximum of 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Applied for an undergraduate degree through UAC
  • Must be from a disadvantaged background
The Mungo William MacCallum Scholarship in Literature $8,000 p.a.
  • Domestic student
  • Unconditional offer or enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree
  • Studying English
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage and/or hardship
FASS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Coursework Scholarship $8,500 or $4,250 p.a.
  • Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Unconditional offer or currently first semester of an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree
  • Not a MySydney scholarship recipient
USSC Undergraduate Equity Scholarship in American Studies $10,000 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Unconditional offer holder or full-time undergraduate student
  • Major in American Studies
  • Facing financial hardship
The Molly Brown Memorial Scholarship $25,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Currently enrolled in full-time at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Must have experienced financial hardship
  • Be from a low socio economic background
Sydney Access Scholarship $8,500 p.a. (up to 5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Commencing undergraduate student who has applied for admission through UAC
  • Not eligible for a MySydney Scholarship