Hawkesbury Foundation Foster Care Scholarship


$5,000 per year for one year


New or continuing students


Any undergraduate degree at the Hawkesbury campus


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • be currently enrolled in any year of any degree offered at Hawkesbury campus
  • have been (for a minimum of 12 months) or currently be in foster or kinship care, as defined by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services
  • demonstrate financial or other hardship, based on the Opportunity and Equity criteria (opens in a new window), including students who are the first in their family to attend university, or students residing in Western Sydney as defined by the University

Application 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.

Applications for this scholarship are now closed.