These three scholarships at the NSW University Australia help students to achieve their potential, and enhance the experience of individuals who might otherwise struggle financially to maintain a place at university. They reward excellence, encourage international mobility, diversity and equity, all critical themes in the UNSW 2025 Strategy.
The extensive range of scholarships on offer include opportunities which are: Faculty or School based; industry linked; for rural students; for Indigenous Australians; for international students; and for high achieving students.
The three scholarships at the NSW University Australia are as follows:
Malcolm Chaikin Foundation Scholarships
The prestigious Malcolm Chaikin Foundation Scholarships aim to encourage and support students who wish to study in the fields of Science, Engineering or Commerce/Science at NSW University Australia.
Chaikin scholars are expected to demonstrate leadership and innovation, and make an active contribution to their field of study. Students receive an annual stipend of $15,000 plus access to an academic mentor and invitations to scholar only events.
3 Scholarship(s) available for Duration of program (minimum)
Eligible Programs for the Malcolm Chaikin Foundation Scholarships:
- Malcolm Chaikin Commerce/Science Scholarship: Bachelor of Commerce/Science Program
- Malcolm Chaikin Engineering Scholarship: All Engineering programs except for combined Engineering/Law
- Malcolm Chaikin Science Scholarship: All Science programs except for Medicine, Optometry, Medical Science. Combined Programs that include an undergraduate program in the Faculty of Science are also eligible
Applicants will be assessed on the basis of:
- Academic Merit
- Reasons for undertaking the course
- Personal qualities such as leadership potential
- Potential to contribute to their field of study, the University and the wider community
- Interview Performance
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview in late November.
To apply, click here to access the application portal.
Application closes: 30/09/2016
Scientia Scholarship Academic Achievement Awards
The UNSW Scientia Scholarships were established to encourage students who achieve an ATAR score (or equivalent) of 99.90 or above in an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (i.e. HSC) to undertake full-time undergraduate study at UNSW.
The Scientia Scholars program offers a flexible and rewarding education for students who enter UNSW under this prestigious scholarship. In addition to the annual stipend of $10,000, Scientia Scholars receive other benefits including:
- Academic Mentors are appointed to each Scientia scholar to provide advice and to support their academic progress.
- Invitations to a range of special events such as Scientia Scholars welcome, Distinguished Speakers Series, Mentor Briefing Session, research seminars.
- Some Scientia Scholars are invited to be Student Ambassadors, who represent their Faculty at various events including Open Day, Information Day, School Visits and Parent and Student Evenings.
- Scientia Scholars are encouraged to apply to their Faculty to be considered for research assistant positions.
available for Duration of program (minimum)
- Recipients must have achieved an ATAR score (or equivalent) of 99.90 or above (not including bonus points) in an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate in the year prior to commencement of study at NSW University Australia, and receive an offer of admission.
- Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) must achieve a score of 45 to be considered eligible.
- Eligible recipients will receive initial notification via their UNSW Guaranteed Entry page. Final offers will be made in January 2016.
- The Scholarship is available to students in most programs. However, only a very limited number of scholarships may be available to students enrolling in the Medicine (BMed MD) program.
- There is no application required for the scientia scholarship.
- The award of the Scholarship may be deferred, if the offer of admission is officially deferred and no other tertiary education is undertaken in the meantime.
- A student who accepts a UNSW Co-op Program Scholarship or Malcolm Chaikin Scholarship and is eligible for a Scientia Scholarship may accept both; however they will receive a $5,000 once off Scientia bonus payment in first year only. These students will remain eligible for all the other non-monetary benefits of the Scientia Scholarship.
- The Scientia scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with an Academic Achievement Award (AAA), Student Achievement Award (SAA) or Rural Student Achievement Award(Rural SAA).
No interviews are required for this scholarship.
Alumni Association Scholarships
The UNSW Alumni Association Scholarship was established to encourage the children and grandchildren of alumni of the University of New South Wales to undertake a Bachelor degree at UNSW.
2 Scholarship(s) available for up to 3 years
- Must be the child or grandchild of an alumnus of the University of New South Wales
- Currently undertaking an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (ie. the HSC) or equivalent
- Applicants who have completed their schooling in the previous 2 years are also eligible to apply provided they have not commenced any tertiary study in the meantime
- Applicants must be proposing to study full-time study in the first year of an undergraduate degree program at
- Academic merit
- Aptitude and commitment to the proposed degree
- Leadership potential
- Diversity of interests
- Consideration will be given to cases of hardship or disadvantage.
Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview.
Application Closes: 30/11/2016
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