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The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship



One (1) Year





The establishment of the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship for a student with a physical disability aims to ensure that a student with a diagnosed physical disability and the absence of money does not stand in the way of the selected person’s ability to achieve their maximum potential, in terms of a formal tertiary education

Who is eligible?

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

  • Australian or New Zealand citizen or holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa; and
  • Be enrolled in a UTS undergraduate degree; and
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of 48 credit points in their course at the time the scholarship is awarded; and
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit points per session and attend on-campus classes; and
  • Have a physical disability; visual or hearing impairment; or any other ongoing health condition with a significant impact on mobility; and
  • Be registered with the UTS Accessibility Service on a permanent basis at the point of scholarship selection; and
  • Have applied through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for an Equity Scholarship and therein demonstrate financial disadvantage; and
  • All candidates must apply using the UTS online Scholarships Application form to be eligible.

Selection process

  • Motivation and commitment to succeed in their UTS degree as demonstrated in the scholarship application.
  • Description of how receiving the scholarship funds will assist the student in achieving their academic goals as demonstrated in the scholarship application
  • Financial need as assessed by the UAC Equity Scholarship application process.
  • Preference for one of the scholarships may be given to applicants of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. Evidence must be provided in the form of either:
    • a Confirmation of Aboriginality from a Local Aboriginal Land Council or other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation; or  
    • a UTS Statutory Declaration form accompanied by two written references from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people from the applicant’s community who can confirm their identity and is not an immediate family member
  • Academic merit based on first year of study, may be taken into consideration

How to apply

Applications for this scholarship are currently open.  To apply please complete the online application form.

Before applying please read the Conditions of Award for this scholarship.

Applications close on Monday 23 September 2019. All applications must be submitted online by this date. Late applications will not be considered.

Need more information? Contact...

UTS Scholarships Office
Phone: +61 2 9514 2527

Other information

For the full details of this scholarship please see the Conditions of Award.