Enid Helen Hort and Family Scholarship


$6,000 per year for the duration of the degree


New and continuing students


Any undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  • receive an offer to study an undergraduate program at the University or, in the case of current students, be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree
  • demonstrate disadvantage by reason of Indigenous status, single parent or carer responsibilities or disability circumstances

Harold Hort

In August 2011 Mr Harold Hort, a resident of Greater Western Sydney, made a gift of $600,000 to Western Sydney University –one of the largest donations in the University’s history – to establish a range of new scholarships for Western Sydney University students. The donation was made in the name of Mr Hort’s late wife, Mrs Enid Helen Hort, and the Hort Family.

The Enid Helen Hort and Family Scholarships are intended to ensure that people from all walks of life have the opportunity to attend university, including those who may have experienced financial hardship and those who may have not come from a privileged background.

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.