Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Scholarship


$5,000 for one year


New or continuing students


Studying an Agriculture, Environment or Animal Science related course at the Hawkesbury campus(opens in a new window)


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  • receive an offer to study or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in agriculture, the environment or animal science at the Hawkesbury campus
  • be starting at Western Sydney University for the first time

Applicants meeting the above criteria will be assessed and selected based on their academic results.

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation was established as a family charitable trust in 1962 and is now one of the larger family foundations in Australia. The inspiration of the late Sir Vincent and Lady Fairfax continues in the family today, guiding a new generation to continue family philanthropy into the future. In honouring their founders’ beliefs and intentions, Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation seeks opportunities to benefit and care for Australians and our country. Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation aspires to a stronger and brighter future for Australians in New South Wales and remote areas of the north.

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation’s mission aims to support disadvantaged young people to reach their educational and social potential, to enhance services and opportunities for rural and regional communities, and to support a spiritually rich society that values Christian faith in action.

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.