WJ & LM Sinclair Scholarship in Engineering
Up to $100,000
Paid over 5 years
The WJ & LM Sinclair Scholarship in Engineering aims to support applicants who have the personal potential and commitment to study engineering, are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and/or are from financially disadvantaged background.
Who is eligible?
Applicants must be:
- Australian citizens; and
- Apply through UAC for an Equity Scholarship or the Educational Access Scheme and therein demonstrate financial disadvantage and/or other educational barriers, including;
- Have carer responsibilities
- Are from regional and remote areas;
- Have language difficulties, including from a non-English speaking background;
- Refugee background;
- Have a disability or long-term medical condition;
- Are a sole parent;
- Are an Indigenous Australian;
- Experienced educational disruption and/or personal hardship;
- Commencing their first year of an undergraduate BEng(Hon)DipProfEngPrac Engineering degree or combined Engineering program at UTS; and
- Either a current or non-current school leaver with an ATAR (or equivalent) of 80 or above; or
- An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, with an ATAR (or equivalent) of 69 or above or have received an offer through the Jumbunna Direct Entry Program; and
- For the duration of the Scholarship: full-time enrolment in the BEng(Hon)DipProfEngPrac degree or combined Engineering degree; and
- All candidates must apply using the UTS online Scholarships Application form to be eligible; and
- All candidates must be available to attend an interview in person.
- Preference is given to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.
- Evidence of financial need and/or multiple other educational barriers as assessed by the UAC Equity Scholarship or Educational Access Scheme application.
- Academic merit.
- Motivation to succeed in their undergraduate Engineering course as demonstrated in the scholarship application and interview.
- Initiative in extra-curricular and non-academic activities as demonstrated in the scholarship application and interview.
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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.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you will need to apply to Centrelink (or make a claim) for the Youth Allowance/Abstudy or other Centrelink benefit applicable to you. Your application may still be considered for these Equity Scholarships once you have provided evidence of a Centrelink (or other Commonwealth) means-tested income support payment (such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy) on the basis of your previously submitted application for the 2018 -19 period.
Steps to update your details:
- Apply for a means-tested income support payment (such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy) via Centrelink - click on `Register' online. Centrelink will provide you with your own Centrelink Reference Number (CRN)
- For applicants who applied for an Engineering Equity Scholarships through the UAC Equity Scholarship:
- Go to Equity Scholarships Applicant Services at UAC to add your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) to your existing 2018 - 19 UAC Equity Scholarship application;
- For applicants who applied for the UAC Educational Access Scheme:
- Please apply for a UAC Equity Scholarship with your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN). Apply at uac.edu.au/equity/
- You must submit or update your details on UAC website by the closing date.