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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

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.