Heather Peters Scholarship - Parramatta High School


$7,500 per year for three years


New or continuing students


Any Western Sydney University undergraduate degree


Applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder within the last five years
  • be commencing study or currently enrolled full-time or part-time in any Western Sydney University undergraduate degree
  • be recent graduates of Parramatta High School

Heather Peters

For a child growing up in Western Sydney in the 1950s and 1960s, education beyond year 10 and at university was only really available to those students who gained Commonwealth scholarships. Heather Peters received two such scholarships, and was extremely grateful to stay at high school for years 11 and 12 and then proceed to university.

Those scholarships were life-changing opportunities for her, and so in turn she would like to offer scholarships that will assist students to gain tertiary qualifications and establish careers.

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.