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Wollondilly Shire Council Urban Planning Scholarship (Social Sciences)


$2,000 per year for two years


New students


Bachelor of Planning (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning)


Applicants must:

  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • receive an offer to study full-time in the Bachelor of Planning (Pathway to Master of Urban Management and Planning)
  • have resided in the Wollondilly, Macarthur or Wingecarribee local government area for at least one year prior to commencement of studies
  • be enthusiastic ambassadors for Wollondilly and be willing to take an active role in supporting their community and engaging with Council

Wollondilly Shire Council

Wollondilly, on the southern outskirts of Sydney, is surrounded by spectacular natural beauty and rural pastures. The local government area stretches from Yanderra in the south and Appin and Menangle in the east to Warragamba in the north and the Nattai Wilderness and Burragorang Valley in the west. The district is rich in Aboriginal and European history. Dreamtime legends of the Gundangurra and Tharawal people are woven on a backdrop of gorges, ranges and plains, with a rural patchwork created by the white settlers who followed the First Fleet’s famous straying cattle to the Cowpastures. Today, it is the lifestyle of the area that attracts visitors. The council is committed to a planned and balanced development that will maintain community values and lifestyle choices.

Wollondilly Shire Council supports this scholarship to encourage local students to pursue studies in urban planning at Western Sydney University and facilitate their participation in planning for the region.

Applications 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.