PATHE Scholarship


$5,000 per year for up to four years


New students


Any undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University, Foundation Studies, Diploma or Associate Degree at The College


Applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen
  • Be an active participant in the PATHE program throughout high school, including attending opportunities provided by the program
  • Have received an offer or have applied to study at Western Sydney University;
  • Demonstrate academic achievement through one of the following:
    • a minimum ATAR of 70; or
    • received a True Reward offer to course with a minimum ATAR of 70 (in previous year).
  • Completed a minimum of 50 hours community service over 24 months preceding application (documentation to be provided and will be verified by the Scholarship panel)


PATHE strives to develop aspirations towards further education & training in Pacific communities.

PATHE promotes options for Pasifika people to develop and gain new skills and new knowledge, leading to greater opportunities across life.

Established in 2012, and facilitated by the Office of Widening Participation and the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, PATHE operates across three key components: student support, outreach activities and innovative projects.

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 a sufficient explanation of the applicant’s background and current circumstances to enable the University to judge their eligibility and merit.

Applicants must provide a second statement to demonstrate their involvement and commitment to the PATHE program through high school.

Successful applicants will be chosen based on their written application, academic potential and the degree to which they meet the criteria.