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The Bruton Educational Trust Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
For students enrolled in a degree which is relevant to and will benefit the rural community of Australia.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • From a rural location
  • Enrolling into a relevant undergraduate degree or combined degree 
18 March 2021 1 June 2021

How to apply

Apply here

Please include identification, evidence of rural, demonstration of financial disadvantage with your application.


The scholarship is valued at $10,000 and is tenable for the normal full-time duration of the recipient's degree course (including combined degrees) plus one additional honours year, if an additional year is required for honours.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have completed your HSC at an Australian high school that is located more than 100km from the main Quadrangle at the University or from the administrative offices at the Australian National University
  • intend to commence your studies in the year of offer
  • be enrolling into a relevant undergraduate degree or combined degree which is relevant to, and will have the capacity to benefit, the rural community of Australia
  • demonstrate financial disadvantage. 
1. Background

a. Established in 2006, this Scholarship was generously donated by Bruton Holdings Pty Ltd to assist rural or regional students commencing studies at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must have completed their HSC at a high school in Australia located more than 100km from the University of Sydney or the Australian National University.

b. Applicants must be commencing in an undergraduate coursework degree at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. demonstrated financial disadvantage.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education), or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 and is tenable for the duration of the recipient’s degree (including combined degrees and appended Honours).

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.

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. 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 primary scholarship. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of 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. 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 withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.