Jim Anderson Memorial Opportunity Scholarship


$5,000 per year for the duration of the degree


New or continuing students


Any undergraduate degree


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • demonstrate financial or other hardship, based on Opportunity and Equity criteria (opens in a new window) and also including students who are the first in their family to attend university
  • have resided in the Blacktown local government area for at least one year prior to commencement of study
  • be enthusiastic ambassadors for Blacktown and be willing to take an active role in supporting their community through such opportunities as attendance at Council and other events

Blacktown City Council

The City of Blacktown is one of the most dynamic growth areas in New South Wales. With a large population of approximately 272,000, the City is expanding rapidly.

There is a sustainable stock of land available for industrial and other development opportunities in Blacktown. The Council fosters strategic development of its commercial areas and is proactive in planning for the development of the local area and wider economy. The Council values education and believes that investment in education is vital for the Blacktown community.

The Council values education and believes that investment in education is vital for the Blacktown community. The Jim Anderson Memorial Scholarships encourage local students to undertake university studies and contribute to the development of the local economy.

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 open for Autumn 2020. Apply now via our Online Application Portal.