Gilder Nursing Scholarship


$7,500 for one year


Continuing students


Studying in the second or third year of an undergraduate Nursing degree (opens in a new window) at the Hawkesbury campus (opens in a new window)


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  • be currently enrolled in their second or third year of an undergraduate Nursing degree at the Hawkesbury campus
  • demonstrate financial hardship and be in receipt of a Centrelink/Department of Human Services payment.

UWS Hawkesbury Foundation Ltd

The late Miss Dorothy Gilder provided a number of generous donations to the Hawkesbury Foundation to assist students studying nursing at the Hawkesbury campus. Her contribution helps several students each year, providing them with not only financial aid, but also with encouragement in their studies.

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.