JG & C Seddon Scholarship for Women


$7,500 per year for duration of the degree (to a maximum of five years)


New or continuing students


Undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related courses, and/or Education.


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • be currently enrolled, or intending to enrol, full-time or part-time in any year of study in an undergraduate STEM-related or Education degree.
  • be female students

JG & C Seddon

Norah Seddon is a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Sydney office. She has over 20 years of experience in providing Australian and international taxation advice to individuals and corporations. She went to school at Westmead, grew up in the Hills district and commenced work with Coopers & Lybrand at Parramatta so has a clear understanding of Sydney's western suburbs. While studying for a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting at Western Sydney University she won the CPA Award for First Year Accounting.

In 2016, she was introduced to the Western Sydney University scholarship program by another partner at PwC. Her response was immediate and supportive: 'As a Western Sydney University alumna and the first in my family to go to university, I'd like to support a scholarship'.

Norah has chosen to include her parents in the naming and criteria for the scholarship. Her parents inspired her family of four girls to believe that women can succeed in mathematics and science and her sister, a maths teacher, has shared with her the urgent need for more maths teachers.

The JG & C Seddon Scholarship for Women is available to women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, and/or education at Western Sydney University.

Application 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 to enable the University to judge their eligibility and merit.

Successful applicants will be selected based on their application, an interview, academic potential (based on GPA, ATAR or previous work experience), and their ability to meet the criteria.