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Top 10 Lucrative WSU Scholarships for Undergrad Domestic Students

Are you thinking of applying for a Scholarship at WSU but don’t know where to start? 

Don’t fret, we’ve got you! Below are our top ten most lucrative Scholarships at WSU.

Check them out! 

#10 The Academy Access Scholarship $5k/yr

This scholarship is open to students who have demonstrated prowess in their disciplines. The aim of this scholarship is to reward students and to be able to support their continued academic growth. 

To be considered for this scholarship, you must fulfil the following criteria:

    • Students must be Australian citizens or permanent residents 
    • Students must have undertaken their HSC or reside within the Greater Western Sydney region 
    • Students must have a raw ATAR of 90 and above
    • Students also must be involved in leadership or community activities 

Monetary Value

The Academy Access Scholarship is worth $5000 each year for up to four years of study. 

Application Process 

Selection for this scholarship is based on nominations from your school institutions and are received through the Academy Access Program process. Students aren’t required to do anything to apply! 

If you want to read more about the scholarship, you can go here!

#9 Academic Excellence Scholarship $5k/yr

This WSU scholarship is awarded to students who have proven their academic excellence throughout their HSC. Students with a 90 and above ATAR are eligible for this scholarship and can be used towards any undergraduate degree.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must fulfil the following criteria:

    • Students have to be Australian citizens or permanent residents 
    • Reside in or have completed the HSC in the Western Sydney region 
    • Students must have WSU courses in their top three UAC preferences 
    • Students must achieve an ATAR of 90 or above 

Monetary Value 

The Academic Excellence Scholarship is worth $5000 for each year of undergraduate study. 

Application Process 

There is no application process for this scholarship! Students with the highest ATARs will automatically be awarded these scholarships. 

You can check out more info on the scholarship here!

#8 Dean’s Scholarship $5k/yr

The Dean’s Scholarship rewards students who achieve outstanding HSC results – achieving a 90 ATAR or above. This WSU scholarship is also available to current uni students with a GPA of 5 and over.

Funds can be used towards a select number of undergraduate degrees – you can check if your desired degree is listed here!

To apply for this degree, you need to fulfil the following criteria:

    • Students must be Australian citizens or permanent residents
    • Reside or completed the HSC within Western Sydney 
    • Be enrolled in an Honours or Dean’s Scholars Degree and have at least maintained a GPA of 5 OR
    • Achieve an ATAR of 90 or above

Monetary Value 

The Dean’s Scholarship is worth $5000 per year of study. 

Application Process

There is no application process, students deemed fit will be contacted and awarded with this scholarship. 

Find out more about the scholarship here!

#7 Fast Forward Academic Excellence Scholarship $5k/yr

Students who are participating in the Fast Forward program have the opportunity to apply for this scholarship. The program fosters accessibility to tertiary students among students involved and prepares them for higher education.

This scholarship can be used towards any undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University. To have your application considered:

    • Students must be Australian citizens or permanent residents 
    • Have a WSU undergraduate degree within the top three selections through UAC 
    • Students must have been actively involved within the Fast Forward program
    • Students must have achieved an ATAR of 80 or above
    • Demonstrate a commitment towards Fast Forward values 

Monetary Value 

The Fast Forward Academic Excellence Scholarship is worth $5000 per year of study. 

Application Process 

Students need to send their applications here, However, applications must also include; 

    • Proof of Citizenship/permanent residency 
    • A reference letter from a teacher or other relevant body
    • Any other supporting documentation, such as certificates for extra-curricular activities and any awards received 

If you want to learn more about the scholarship, you can click here!

#6 Western Sydney University Community Scholarship $6k/yr

This WSU scholarship was created to give support to deserving students, who may not have access to tertiary education opportunities as a result of financial difficulties or other circumstances. It is awarded to students commencing study or continuing study at WSU and can be applied to any degree.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must fulfil the following criteria:

    • Students must be Australian citizens or permanent residents 
    • Students must have received an offer to study at WSU or currently be enrolled in an undergraduate degree 
    • Be able to demonstrate financial or other hardship, based on the Opportunity and Equity Criteria and also including students who are the first in their family to go to university

Monetary Value 

The Western Sydney University Community Scholarship is worth $6000 each year for the duration of the degree. 

Application Process 

Applicants will be required to:

    • Submit a written application
    • Provide their academic records for evaluation of academic potential 
    • Provide evidence for meeting the criteria 
    • If appropriate, an interview will be conducted by a panel

You can apply for the Western Sydney University Community Scholarship via UAC or here!

#5 Hill Trust Scholarship $6k/yr

The Hill Trust Scholarship was established by Dorothea Roma Hill to assist students at the Western Sydney University. Due to her own experiences of being deprived from certain opportunities, she desires to give students the chance to study at a tertiary institution – an opportunity that was not afforded to her.

Students eligible for this scholarship may use it towards any undergraduate degree and there is no minimum ATAR requirement. To apply for this degree you must:

    • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    • Receive an offer for undergraduate study at WSU 
    • Demonstrate financial or other hardship based on the Opportunity and Equity Criteriawhich also includes students who are the first in their family to attend university

Monetary Value 

The Hill Trust Scholarship is worth $6000 per tear for the duration of a student’s degree.

Application Process

    • Students must provide a statement explaining how the scholarship will help their study and subsequently, their career
    • Provide documentation proving academic potential 
    • Potentially an interview before a selection panel will also be undertaken 

You can apply for the Hill Trust Scholarship by sending it here!

#4 Club Liverpool Opportunity Scholarship $7.5k/yr

The John Edmondson V.C. Memorial Club, also known as Club Liverpool, was established back in the 1940s and named after Corporal Jack Edmondson, who was known for his leadership and bravery. The club seeks to support various community groups and charities through the Club Grants Scheme.

This WSU scholarship, generously provided by Club Liverpool, is open to any undergraduate degree. To be considered for the scholarship, you must fulfil the following criteria:

    • Students must be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents 
    • Students must have received an offer to study any undergraduate degree or currently be studying at WSU Liverpool Campus 
    • Students must demonstrate financial or other hardship based on the Opportunity and Equity Criteria

Monetary Value 

The Club Liverpool Opportunity Scholarship is worth $7500 per year of a student’s degree.

Application Process

Students alongside their application will have to provide a written statement as to how this scholarship will help them in their studies and future career. Students may also be require to attend an interview before a selection panel.

Discover more about the scholarship here!

#3 Sisters of Charity Foundation and Macquarie Group Scholarship $7.5k-$10k/yr

The Sisters of Charity Foundation strives to empower students with the opportunity to experience tertiary study through this WSU scholarship. It was established to help students with essential study materials and living expenses.

You’ll need to fulfil the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship:

    • Students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    • Receive an offer to study or currently be enrolled at WSU
    • Students must be female-identifying 
    • Be able to demonstrate financial or other hardship based on the Opportunity and Equity Criteria 

Monetary Value 

The Sisters of Charity Foundation and Macquarie Group Scholarship is worth $7500 to $10000 per year of study (valued at $30000 over the duration of the scholarship).

Application Process 

Applicants must be able to provide assessors with a statement in support of their application, demonstrating how they believe the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career. Applicants will apply here.

You can read more about the scholarship here!

#2 Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship aims to reward high school students who are achieving high marks, but are also excelling in activities outside of their schooling lives. This scholarship is can be used towards any WSU undergraduate course. 

If you’d like to be considered for this scholarship, you must fulfil the following criteria:

    • Students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident 
    • Reside or complete the HSC within the Greater Western Sydney region
    • Have applied and listed the WSU course as their first preference on UAC and have already received an offer to study at WSU
    • Achieved a minimum ATAR of 90 
    • Provide evidence of leadership and/or community involvement 

Monetary Value

The Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship is worth $10000 for each year of undergraduate study. 

Application Process 

    • Students will have to write a personal statement discussing why they are eligible for this scholarship, ensuring they include their leadership roles or community involvements
    • Students will also be asked to attend an interview and be available to do so

Find out more information about the Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship or apply via the WSU application portal here

#1 NRMA Insurance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship $12.6k/yr

This scholarship was introduced by NRMA Insurance to display their commitment to ‘making your world a safer place’, which takes consideration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. These funds aim to provide greater opportunities for Indigenous university students.

Alongside the scholarship, Indigenous students will also be provided with a paid internship.

To be considered, you must fulfil the following criteria:

    • Students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident 
    • Be enrolled or study currently at WSU 
    • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 

Monetary Value 

The NRMA Insurance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship is worth $12650 per year for the duration of the degree.

Application Process

Students must apply through here, but their application must also include:

    • A written application which illustrates how students believe the scholarship will assist them with their studies and future careers
    • Academic records 

Check out more on this scholarship here!

To check out even more scholarships and see if you’re eligible for any scholarships related to your specific discipline, check the WSU Scholarships Calculator out here!


Matilda Elliott is a Content Writer at Art of Smart and a Communication graduate with a major in Journalism at Western Sydney University. You can find some of her published work in a range of platforms including SBS World News, The Music Network and within her own creative exploits with her twin sister. Matilda is a lover of listening, helping people to tell their stories, making genuine connections, clowning around in her circus troupe and dancing like no one is watching at live music shows!

 

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