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NSW Planning & Environment ATSI Scholarship


$12,500 per year for four years


New or continuing students


Bachelor of Planning


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • be currently enrolled or commencing study full or part-time in any year Bachelor of Planning at Western Sydney University
  • identify as Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in their area of study
  • be willing to undertake paid work experience as negotiated with the donor

NSW Department of Planning and Environment

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment provides strategic planning, policy, development assessment and compliance support to the Minister. Our role is to plan for growth in New South Wales by building great places for people to live and work in a modern and smart way. Our focus is on creating great places while protecting what is important to the community, such as green space and access to important natural assets.

Our people are skilled in planning, architecture, economics and many other professions. We’re committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve and the key to our success is using the contributions of employees with different backgrounds and perspectives, particularly in relation to age, gender, cultural and linguistic background, Aboriginality and disability in a wide range of roles and at all levels.

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.