Scenic World Scholarship in Natural Science and Tourism Management
Scholarship Type: Equity
Scholarship Group: B
- $7,500 per year for the duration of degree*
*full-time, or part-time equivalent
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, or eligible New Zealand Citizen**
** Eligible New Zealand Citizen includes students who meet the criteria for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP. Further details available here: Changes to fees for New Zealand Citizens | Western Sydney University
- new or continuing student
- Bachelor of Natural Science, or the Bachelor of Tourism Management full-time
- demonstrate equity considerations such as economic, social or other disadvantage, based on equity considerations (opens in a new window) as assessed by the University
- have resided in the Blue Mountains local government area for at least 12 months prior to commencing study at the University
- complete the appropriate Application Form and submit the form to the Scholarships and Student Advancement Unit by the closing date
Scenic World is a third-generation, family-owned business, and Australia’s most visited privately owned tourist attraction. Based in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, it provides more than a million annual visitors with a unique opportunity to explore the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains landscape via unique rides including the Scenic Railway, Skyway, Cableway and access to the 2.4 kilometre Walkway through ancient rainforest. Scenic World is the second largest employer in the Blue Mountains, employing more than 200 people.
The attraction’s philanthropic program, Scenic World Shared, aims to increase opportunities for young people in the Blue Mountains, who represent more than 1,000 students enrolling at Western Sydney University each year. Scenic World’s involvement in the community also includes advancing and championing environmental conservation and protection in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
Scenic World’s Opportunity Scholarships are an extension of its community priorities – advancing young people from the Blue Mountains and giving them an opportunity to excel in two leading sectors and career paths: environment and tourism.
Application and Selection Process
Applications are to be submitted through the Universities Admissions Centre. Shortlisted applicants, as determined by the UAC Equity Ranking, may be required to make a written submission in support of their application.
Further information and how to apply can be found on our Equity Scholarship page.
Continuing Eligibility Criteria
- Recipients must remain enrolled at Western.
- Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 4.