Katie Page Scholarship for Refugee Women

Scholarship Type:  Humanitarian
Scholarship Group:  B


$7,500 per year for the duration of the degree


New or currently enrolled students


Any Western Sydney University undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree, or Foundation Studies, Diploma, Bachelor (First Year Program) or Associate Degree at The College


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents who have been granted a humanitarian visa, preferably within the last five years
  • be female students
  • demonstrate academic potential through a GPA of 4 for current students (or a Foundation GPA of 6 for current Foundation Studies students). New student applicants will be assessed on ATAR results or previous work experience

Katie Page

Katie Page, Managing Director of Harvey Norman and a Western Sydney Foundation Council member, firmly believes in the life-changing impact of education. Since 2015 Ms Page championed the Harvey Norman Scholarships at Western Sydney University, most recently $450,000 was donated to support students for the next three years. This was donated as part of the 2021 Giving Day at Western.

Having seen the effect that scholarships can have on students in supporting them to realise their goals and further their potential, Ms Page is committed to supporting more Western Sydney University students through scholarships.

Ms Page is passionate about helping women achieve great things. These scholarships support high-achieving women, women who have overcome disadvantage, and refugee women. Ms Page is proud to support the hard work of students and Western Sydney University. She says, ‘the University is doing great things and I want to support these scholarships because I truly believe in this.’

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.