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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. 

General
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The University of Sydney School of Business
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Faculty of Engineering
Sydney Law School
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Medicine and Health

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
Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Matt Laffan Scholarship See page details
  • St John's College resident
  • Student with physcial disability
See page details See page details
Ron Baumann Scholarship $6000
  • Coursework student studying social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or experiencing disadvantage
12 June 2020 29 June 2020
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
The Valerie Joan Beale Bequest $20,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Coursework student
  • Equity Scholarship applicant
1 September 2019 31 December 2019
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 2020

31 December 2020

Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship (student with a physical disability) $10,000 (for up to 5 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Person with a physical disability
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Enrolled in 12 credit points per semester
16 December 2019 29 January 2020
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 pa
  • Undergraduate Philosophy students
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
TBC TBC
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
1 March 2020 28 March 2020
Sciences Po Dual Degree Equity Scholarship $15,000 pa (for 2 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Full-time Bachelor of Arts (Sciences Po) or Bachelor of Economics (Sciences Po) student
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
14 May 2020 15 June 2020
The Clissold Scholarship $7000 pa (for duration of course)
  • Domestic undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the University of Sydney Business School
11 November 2020 21 January 2021
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
23 June 2020 21 July 2020
V John Plummer Scholarship in Business

$6500

  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business student
N/A N/A
Carolyn McIlvenny Scholarship $10,000 pa (for up to 3 years)
  • Full-time undergraduate chemical and biomolecular engineering student
  • Demonstrate financial need
November 2020 December 2020
Civil Engineering Undergraduate Equity Scholarship $6000 (for up to 4 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Recently completed high school
  • Enrolled to study civil engineering
  • Disadvantaged students
August 2020 October 2020
Tata Consultancy Services Undergraduate Scholarship $5500 (for up to 4 years)
  • Australian citizen or holder of humanitarian visa
  • Low socio-economic background
  • Study in the School of Computer Science
  Not offered in 2020
Roy Frederick Turner AM Scholarship $7000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Commencing an undergraduate combined law program
  • Experiencing financial or health disadvantage, or have carer responsibilities
June 2020 31 December 2020
Roy Frederick Turner Scholarship $7000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Combined undergraduate law degree student
  • Experiencing financial or medical disadvantage, be a person with disability or have carer responsibilities
December 2019 31 December 2019
Aboud Scholarship $10,000
  • Resident of a rural area or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Domestic student
  • Commencing undergraduate student
15 October 2019 21 January 2020
Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship $6500
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Australian citizen
  • Coursework student
  • Demonstrate financial need
25 February 2019 31 January 2020
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
The Adamo and Francesca Boncardo Equity Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Recent school leaver
  • Low-socioeconomic background or high school
19 May 2020 1 June 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
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
15 April 2020 4 June 2020
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
16 December 2019 29 January 2020
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
19 December 2019 29 January 2020
Undergraduate Equity Scholarships in History $5000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Major in history
15 August 2019 12 December 2019
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
TBC TBC
Western Union Foundation Scholarship $7000
  • Domestic undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering or the University of Sydney Business School
  • High academic achiever
9 September 2020 13 January 2021
Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation Jazz Scholarship $6000 (for 4 years) or $25,000 (for 1.5 years)
  • Jazz student
  • Be in financial need
17 August 2020 21 September 2020
Brian Abel Piano Scholarship TBC
  • Piano student
  • Resided in Australia for the past five years
  • Low socio-economic background
17 August 2020 21 September 2020
Clarence Addison Turrill Scholarship TBC
  • Classical piano student
  • Financially disadvantaged
17 August 2020 21 September 2020
Patricia Long Scholarship TBC
  • Undergraduate music student
  • Low socio-economic background
TBC TBC
The Bessie Cook Piano Award TBC
  • Piano student
TBC TBC
The Elaine McCaghern Musical Scholarship TBC
  • Student at the Conservatorium
  • Low-socioeconomic background
N/A N/A
The Helpmann Family Fellowship TBC
  • Opera student
  • Low socio-economic background
TBC TBC
The Howard-Smith Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time student at the Con
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or rural/remote student
TBC TBC
The Kathleen and Allison Short Scholarship TBC
  • Piano, violin, viola or cello student
  • Financially disadvantaged
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
TBC TBC
The Rahma Shohet Memorial Scholarship TBC
  • Piano student
  • Low socio-economic background
TBC TBC
The William and Marie Souter Encouragement Awards TBC
  • Classical music student
  • Australian resident
  • Low socio-economic background
TBC TBC
Douglas Jamieson Aboriginal Scholarship $6000
  • 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
1 July 2019 31 January 2020
LR and BA Browne Undergraduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering $10,000
  • NSW resident
  • Recent school leaver
  • Enrol into a civil engineering undergraduate degree
  • Demonstrate financial need
August 2020 October 2020
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
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or from a low socio-economic background
  • Studying an undergraduate engineering degree
August 2020 October 2020
Undergraduate Scholarship in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Low SES or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrolled to study aeronautical or aerospace engineering
  • High achiever
August 2021 October 2021
Eric Cunstance Shaw Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • From a regional or remote area of Australia
  • Enrolled in LLB or JD
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
December 2019 9 August 2020
Pitt Cobbett Scholarship Up to $2500
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • Enrolled in a combined undergraduate law degree or JD
All year round

9 August 2020

6 November 2020

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
31 August 2020 30 September 2020
The David Stuart Hicks Scholarship $8000
  • Recent school leaver commencing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Experiencing financial hardship
June 2020 31 December 2020
Faculty of Science Dean's Access Scholarship Varies
  • Domestic undergraduate science student
  • Financial hardship
2 July 2020 30 August 2020
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
All Year 31 December 2019
James Murphy Scholarship $7500
  • Student in selected science undergraduate degrees
  • Catholic
4 September 2019 20 March 2020
Norman Matheson Student Support Award (Honours) $7500
  • Progressing to a full-time honours program in agriculture
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
September 2020 December 2020
Norman Matheson Student Support Award (Undergraduate) $7500
  • High school leaver
  • Starting specified undergraduate studies in agriculture
  • Financial hardship
4 September 2019 2 March 2020
Philip Thomas Collins Scholarship $25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program
  • Demonstrate financial need
September 2020 January 2021
Rowe Scientific Chemistry Scholarship $5000
  • Domestic student who holds a CSP
  • Third year undergraduate student majoring in chemistry
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage
June 2020 July 2020
Roy Frederick Turner Scholarship (Agriculture) $7500
  • Domestic or international undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in or starting a listed science degree
4 September 2019 20 March 2020
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
3 July 2020 3 August 2020
Walter Moore Honours Scholarships $1200
  • Enrolled in honours at the School of Chemistry
  • Demonstrate financial need
May 2020 June 2020
Yim Family Foundation Scholarship $25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program in chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and/or physics
  • Demonstrate financial need
September 2020 January 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
16 December 2019 29 January 2020
Expanded Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship Scheme Up to $18,000
  • See page for details
N/A 21 June 2019
Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships Varies
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
1 August 2019 31 December 2019
The Bruton Educational Trust Scholarship $10,000
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • From a rural location
  • Enrolling into a relevant undergraduate degree or combined degree
31 August 2019 12 January 2020
David W Johnson Scholarship $8000
  • Domestic student from rural NSW
  • Undergraduate business students
29 August 2020 30 September 2020
University of Sydney Business School Rural/Regional Leadership Scholarship $6000
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate business students
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
29 August 2020 30 September 2020
Alexander D Strang in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering $6418
  • School leaver from an EAS school
  • Enrolling in an undergraduate degree in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
August 2020 October 2020
William McIIrath Rural Scholarship Up to $10,000 (for 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident from rural New South Wales
  • No previous tertiary education
  • Full-time undergraduate student in the Faculty of Science or Engineering
2 September 2019 31 July 2020
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
March 2020 March 2020
Peter Giles Memorial Scholarship in Pharmacy $6000 (per year for duration of degree)
  • Domestic student about to start a Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • In financial need
March 2020 March 2020
Susan Wakil Scholarship - Undergraduate Rural and Regional $29,000 (for up to 3 years) + $500
  • Undergraduate nursing student from a rural background
27 August 2019 6 January 2020
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
N/A N/A
Rural Sustainability Scholarship $6000
  • High school leaver
  • Starting a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) or Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness)
  • Reside in rural Australia
2 September 2019 2 March 2020