Heather Peters Scholarship for Refugee Students

Value

$7,500 per year for three years

Eligibility

New or continuing students

Course(s)

Western Sydney University undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree, or Foundation Studies, Diploma or Associate Degree at The College

Criteria

Applicants must be

  • Australian citizen, permanent residents who have been granted a humanitarian visa within last five years
  • be commencing study or currently enrolled full-time or part-time in any Western Sydney University undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree, or Foundation Studies, Diploma or Associate Degree at The College
  • reside in Western Sydney (opens in a new window) as defined by the University

Heather Peters

As a child growing up in Western Sydney in the 50's & 60's, education past year 10 and at university was only really available to those students who gained Commonwealth Scholarships. As a recipient of two such scholarships, I was extremely grateful to stay at high school for years 11 and 12 and then proceed to university. Those two scholarships were life-changing opportunities for me and I would like to offer four scholarships that will assist students to gain tertiary qualifications and establish careers in their new country.

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.