James Murphy Scholarship

Scholarship Type:  High Potential
Scholarship Group:  B


  • $10,000 per year for up to three years*
    *full-time, or part-time equivalent

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:


  • Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident


  • new student



  • demonstrate academic potential through a minimum GPA of 5 or ATAR of 7
  • identify as, or have parents who identify as, Catholic.
    Applicants must provide paperwork from a church body to support the religious affiliation
  • demonstrate financial hardship

Application and Selection Process

Applicants must provide a statement supporting their application indicating how they believe receiving the scholarship will assist them with their studies and future careers. 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, ability to meet the criteria, and, where appropriate, and performance in an interview before a selection panel.

Further information and how to apply can be found on our High Potential Scholarship page.

Continuing Eligibility Criteria

  • Recipients must remain enrolled at Western.
  • Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 5.