Walter & Eliza Hall Opportunity Scholarship


$10,000 for one year


Continuing students


Any undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents and studying as a Commonwealth supported student
  • be enrolled in any undergraduate degree at the University and have successfully completed at least one year of study, studying a minimum of two subjects per a semester
  • demonstrate financial hardship

The Scholarship is available to students with a physical disability only, demonstrated through formal diagnosis and eligibility for a Disability Support Benefit. Examples of such conditions may include but are not limited to visual or hearing impairment, quadriplegic, paraplegic, Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis¸ respiratory or heart disorders.

At least one scholarship will be available to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student with a physical disability and able to meet all other criteria.

Walter & Eliza Hall Charitable Foundation

Since its establishment by Eliza Hall in 1912 with a donation of £1 million, the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust has been helping Australians in need. During that time, many tens of thousands of Australians and their families suffering the effects of poverty have been helped to survive a crisis. Many others have been helped to reach their full potential.

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust has provided funding to support scholarships for students with a physical disability. The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarships are offered to support students at Western Sydney University with a physical disability. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who have a physical disability are encouraged to apply.

Applications and Selection Process

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the Scholarships Unit and asked to 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.