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Garth Barnett Scholarship


Between $15,000 - $24,000 

Paid over 3 years





The Garth Barnett Scholarship is offered in memory of Garth Barnett, a self-taught designer, who understood the value of education. The Scholarship aims to support students who would otherwise not have the opportunity for university study, but have a passion and talent (or potential talent) for design, specificallyin Interior Architecture and Architecture.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be commencing their first year of an eligible undergraduate degree at UTS in the Autumn session of the Scholarship selection:
      • Bachelor of Design in Interior Architecture or
      • Bachelor of Design in Architecture; or
      • One of the above degrees combined with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.
  • All candidates must apply using the UTS online Scholarships Application form to be eligible.
  • All candidates must be available to attend an interview in person.

In addition, an applicant must demonstrate that they have been affected by one of the following educational barriers or meet specific applicant attributes, as evidenced by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Equity Scholarship (ES) or Educational Access Scheme (EAS):

Educational disadvantages:

  • Disrupted schooling
  • Financial hardship
  • Severe family disruption
  • Excessive family responsibilities
  • English language difficulties
  • Personal illness / disability / or ongoing effects of abuse
  • School environment
  • Have a low socio-economic status background (low SES)
  • Carer responsibilities
  • Remote or regional
  • Sole parent responsibilities
  • Transitioning out of foster care*
  • New migrant*
  • First in family to attend university*

Applicant attributes:

  • Indigenous Australian
  • Refugee status

*Where an applicant wishes to demonstrate educational barriers that are not assessed via UAC’s ES or EAS schemes, they will need to submit a personal statement and a statutory declaration

Selection process

As demonstrated in the Scholarship application and interview:

  • Passion and talent for design, specifically in interiors; and
  • Motivation to pursue a career in interiors using innovative thinking and exceptional problem-solving skills; and
  • Demonstrated initiative to seek opportunities to continually advance their professional and personal lives; and
  • Demonstrated educational disadvantages/barriers as assessed by the UAC Equity Scholarship application or Educational Access Scheme
  • Commitment to engaging with the faculty as a role model for future scholarship applicants and an alumnus upon graduation.

Preference may be given to students experiencing multiple educational barrier(s). Where an applicant demonstrates exceptional hardship, the Committee may choose to award up to the maximum benefit of $24,000 over 3 years based on full time enrolment.

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UTS Scholarships Office

Other information

When applying through UAC for UTS Equity Scholarships, Family Tax Benefit will not be considered as demonstrative of financial hardship. Only applicants receiving a Centrelink means-tested income support payment, or demonstrating exceptional financial hardship with supporting evidence will be considered.