JG & C Seddon Scholarship for Women


$7,500 per year for duration of the degree


New or continuing students


The applicant must be enrolled in one of the following courses:

Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science)

Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Graduate Certificate in Primary Mathematics Education

Master of Teaching (Secondary)


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • be currently enrolled full-time or part-time in one of the above courses at Western Sydney University
  • be female students

Norah Seddon

Norah Seddon is a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Sydney office. She has over 20 years experience in providing Australian and international taxation advice to individuals and corporations. She went to school at Westmead, grew up in the Hills district and commenced work with Coopers & Lybrand at Parramatta so has a clear understanding of Sydney's western suburbs. While studying for a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting at Western Sydney University she won the CPA Award for First Year Accounting.

In 2016 she was introduced to the Western Sydney University scholarship program by another partner at PwC. Her response was immediate and supportive: 'As a UWS alumni and the first in my family to go to university, I'd like to sponsor a scholarship.'

Norah has chosen to include her parents in the naming and criteria for the scholarship.  Her parents inspired her family of four girls to believe that women can succeed in mathematics and science and her sister, a maths teacher, has shared with her the urgent need for more maths teachers.

Application and Selection Process

Applicants must provide a statement in support of their application indicating how they believe the receipt of the scholarship will assist them with their studies and in their future career. This statement should give a sufficient explanation of the applicant's background and current circumstances to enable the University to judge their eligibility, need and merit.

Successful applicants will be selected based on their written application, academic potential, their ability to meet the criteria and, where appropriate, performance in an interview before a selection panel.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.