Scenic World Scholarship in Natural Science and Tourism Management


$7,500 per year for the duration of degree


New or continuing students


Bachelor of Natural Science, or the Bachelor of Tourism Management full-time


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • demonstrate equity considerations such as economic, social or other disadvantage, based on equity considerations (opens in a new window) as assessed by the University
  • have resided in the Blue Mountains local government area for at least 12 months prior to commencing study at the University
  • complete the appropriate Application Form and submit the form to the Scholarships and Student Advancement Unit by the closing date

Scenic World

Scenic World is Australia's most visited privately owned tourist attraction based in Katoomba, Blue Mountains. It provides more than 1 million annual visitors with a unique opportunity to explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains landscape via the Railway, Skyway and Cablecar rides plus access to the 2.4km Walkway through ancient rainforest. The Scenic Railway is the steepest incline passenger carrying railway in the world, and has carried over 29 million passengers since opening in 1945. Scenic World is the second largest employer in the Blue Mountains, and employs 150-200 employees.

Scenic World has a strong Community Program that aims to increase Opportunities for young people in the Blue Mountains, who represent more than 1000 students enrolling at Western Sydney University each year. Scenic World's involvement in the community also includes advancing and championing environmental conservation and protection in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Scenic World's Opportunity Scholarships are an extension of its community priorities - advancing young people from the Blue Mountains and giving them an opportunity to excel in two leading sectors and career paths - environment and tourism.

Applications and Selection Process

Applicants must provide a statement in support of their application indicating how they believe 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 and merit.

Successful applicants will be selected based on their application, academic potential (based on applicants current GPA, ATAR results or previous work experience) and their ability to meet the criteria.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.