Margaret Duffy Law Scholarship


$5,000 per year for duration of degree (to a maximum of 5 years full-time equivalent.


New students


Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry), Bachelor of Laws (Non-Graduate Entry), and all combined Bachelor of Laws programs


Applicants must:

  • be commencing study or currently enrolled full-time in the first year of study in the Bachelor of Laws (or relevant combined degree) at Western Sydney University
  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents, or have received a permanent humanitarian visa
  • demonstrate financial or other hardship based on the Opportunity and Equity criteria
  • demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in law, outlined in their personal statement

Margaret Duffy

This scholarship is established by Patrick Duffy, Principal Solicitor of Duffy Law Group, a well known local law firm. It is named for his mother, Margaret Duffy, who has a firm belief in the importance of literacy and of excellence in education.

In addition to her four children achieving tertiary academic success, she has, through her educational roles, assisted many children to learn to read and sought to instil in them a love of reading and learning.

This scholarship is a recognition of her commitment over several decades to literacy and education for young people and of her contribution to Patrick’s education and to his career in law.

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 sufficient explanation of the applicant's background and current circumstances, and commitment to pursuing a career in law, to enable the University to judge their eligibility and merit.


The recipient must remain enrolled full-time or part-time in the required course (that is, not less than 20 credit points per semester).

The recipient is expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress by passing all subject attempts and maintaining a Pass average (GPA 4.0 or greater) for the duration of the scholarship.

If any of the specified conditions are not met, the recipient status and continuation of the scholarship will be assessed and determined by the University.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.