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Rosebrook Foundation Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
$15,000 scholarship to support current or commencing Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Current or commencing undergraduate student
29 September 2020 12 October 2020

How to apply

Apply here.


This scholarship is valued at $15,000 per annum for five years.

Who's eligible

You must:

1. Background

a. Established in 2015, this Scholarship has been generously donated by the Rosebrook Foundation to support an undergraduate Aboriginal and/or Torres Straits Islander student with their accommodation and living costs.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.”

b. Applicants must be enrolled in or have an unconditional offer of admission to an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney. Applicants may apply for the scholarship if they have applied for admission, however, the scholarship offer will only be sent once the student has secured an unconditional offer of admission.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. demonstrated financial need and/or independent living, and
III. a personal statement.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) and/or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $15,000 per annum for up to five years for full-time duration of the undergraduate degree subject to the availability of funds.

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. 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 50 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 valued at $8,000 per annum or more that provides a living allowance for the same purpose as this Scholarship. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship for the same purpose 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 the Scholarship is terminated under any instances 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.