Ann D Clark Scholarship


$6,000 per year for three years


New or continuing students


Any full-time undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University


Applicants must:

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • receive an offer to study or be currently enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University
  • be female students over the age of 25
  • reside in Greater Western Sydney (opens in a new window), as defined by Western Sydney University
  • studying at university for the first time (although may hold TAFE or other qualifications)

Ann D Clark Trust

The Ann D Clark Scholarship was developed in honour of Ann D Clark. Ann had a distinguished career in all levels of Catholic Education and experience as a secondary school teacher and administrator in Australia and New Zealand. Ann held the position of Executive Director of Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta and was a foundation member of the Western Sydney University's Board of Governors.

'Excellence' was a word which came naturally to Ann and she was resolute in encouraging everyone to 'soar with their strengths'. To those she touched, and to those within her extensive sphere, she made a difference. Ann also understood that education does not just begin and end in school and from her position in Parramatta she was able to influence education across the country for the betterment of all involved.

The Ann D Clark Scholarship is supported by friends and family of Ann to assist female students pursuing tertiary studies at Western Sydney University.

Applications 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.

Applicants must complete the appropriate Application Form and submit the form to the Scholarships and Student Advancement Unit.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.