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