Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Undergraduate scholarships are those specifically for undergraduate students. You may also be interested in external or other scholarship opportunities.

Macquarie Education Costs Scholarship

Eligibility: Students experiencing financial hardship beyond their control and currently receiving Youth Allowance or other means-tested Commonwealth support.

Value: $5,267 per year for up to four years (value indexed each year).

Quantity: Varies each year.

Application: Apply on the UAC Equity Scholarship website. Macquarie may participate in multiple rounds. Apply at least two weeks before the offer release date. You can apply at any point during your studies.

Consideration also given to:

  • Capacity to triumph over hardship
  • Indigenous background
  • Carer responsibilities
  • Geographic disadvantage
  • Non-English speaking background
  • Long-term medical condition
  • Ongoing effects of abuse

Macquarie Accommodation Scholarship

Eligibility: Students in financial need who have relocated from a rural area and currently receive Youth Allowance or other means-tested Commonwealth support.

Value: $10,534 per year for up to four years (value indexed each year).

Quantity: Varies each year.

ApplicationUAC Equity Scholarship website. Macquarie may participate in multiple rounds. Apply at least two weeks before the offer release date.

Consideration also given to:

  • Capacity to triumph over hardship
  • Indigenous background
  • Carer responsibilities
  • Geographic disadvantage
  • Non-English speaking background
  • Long-term medical condition
  • Ongoing effects of abuse

Refugee Scholarship

Eligibility: Students from a refugee background.

Value: $5,267 per year for up to four years (value indexed each year).

Quantity: Varies each year.

ApplicationUAC Equity Scholarships website. Macquarie may participate in multiple rounds. Apply at least two weeks before the offer release date.

These scholarships complement Macquarie’s Refugee Mentoring Program, which aims to raise the aspirations of refugee children.

Assessment Criteria:

  • Financial need
  • A recognised Commonwealth Government humanitarian visa subclass
  • Has received an offer to Macquarie through direct admission or UAC
  • Intending to study full-time internally (waivers can be granted in circumstances where part-time study is necessary)

Consideration also given to:

  • Sole parent/carer responsibilities
  • English language difficulty
  • Effects of trauma/abuse
  • Long-term medical conditions/disability
  • Rural or remote residence

Mature Age/Non-Current School Leaver Scholarship

Eligibility: Mature age students and non-current school leavers entering undergraduate study.

Value: $5,267 per year for up to four years (value indexed each year).

Quantity: Varies each year.

Application: Apply on the UAC Equity Scholarship website. Macquarie may participate in multiple rounds. Apply at least two weeks before the offer release date.

Assessment Criteria:

  • Financial need
  • Obtained an offer for Macquarie through direct admission or UAC
  • Is not studying the previous year’s 12/HSC/IB and cannot hold a completed bachelor or higher degree
  • Intending to study full time internally (waivers can be granted in circumstances where part time study is necessary)

Consideration also given to:

  • Sole parent/carer responsibilities
  • English language difficulty
  • Effects of trauma/abuse
  • Long-term medical conditions/disability
  • Rural or remote residence

Alumni Family Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming undergraduate who is an immediate relative of someone who has attended Macquarie.

Value: $5,000 per year for up to four years (must meet ongoing eligibility requirements).

Quantity: Four per year.

Application: Currently closed

Assessment Criteria:

  • Close relation to a family member who has attended Macquarie
  • Academic merit
  • Domestic student status
  • Current school leaver
  • Commitment to community service and extra-curricular activities
  • Leadership qualities or leadership potential
  • Commitment to study
  • Capacity to triumph over hardship

The Laurie Schalchlin Memorial Actuarial Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming undergraduate who is an immediate relative of someone who has attended Macquarie.

Value: $2,500

Quantity: One per year.

Application: Send written applications with supporting documents to angela.chow@mq.edu.au.

Assessment Criteria

  • Enrolled full-time or intending to enrol in a course at Macquarie leading to a Bachelor degree with a major in Actuarial Studies
  • Australian citizenship permanent residency
  • May not hold other scholarships or awards concurrently other than Youth Allowance
  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
  • Personal circumstances

Alumni Ani Apcarian Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: New incoming full-time undergraduate student studying a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) within the Institute for Early Childhood.

Value: $2,500.

Quantity: One per year.

Application: Currently closed

Assessment Criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Australian citizenship or permanent residency
  • Commitment to community services and extra-curricular activities
  • Leadership qualities or potential
  • Commitment to study
  • Capacity to triumph over hardship
  • Enrolled in or intending to enrol in the Bachelor of Education (Early childhood Education)

Merit Scholarship

Eligibility: Secondary students with an ATAR of 98.5 or above.

Value: $12,000 per year for up to 5 years.

Application: Currently closed

Assessment Criteria:

  • Outstanding character
  • Maturity
  • Common sense
  • Capacity to triumph over hardship

PACE Scholarship

Eligibility: Secondary students with an ATAR of 93 or above and eligible non-current school leavers.

Value: $1,000 per year for up to 3 years.

Application: Currently closed

PACE allows students the opportunity to put their studies into practice by working on real world projects with partnered organisations.

Assessment Criteria:

  • Current School Leavers need a minimum ATAR of 93 (non-current school leavers may be eligible based on admissions rank)
  • Applicants must demonstrate reflection on how previous practical experience has contributed to their education
  • A letter of support from someone who is familiar with your history of practical community engagement must be provided
  • Received an offer for Macquarie in either the early or main round offers
  • Practical experience in leadership and service, such as volunteering programs, school or community exercises, and community-based organisations
  • Intent to continue practical engagement activities while at University

Le Fevre Scholarship in Chemistry

Eligibility: Full-time students undertaking a bachelor majoring in Chemistry.

Value: $2000 in the first year, $2100 in the second year and $2200 in the third year.

Application: Apply to the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences.

Scholarship recipients will be required to enrol in the following units during the period of the scholarship:

  • Year 1: CBMS101, CBMS103
  • Year 2: CBMS204, CBMS207, CBMS208
  • Year 3: At least 18 credit points of 300-level chemistry and meet the requirements of the Chemistry major

Assessment Criteria:

  • Based on Academic merit in the HSC

Barton Family Scholarship

Eligibility: Continuing second year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration, the Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Science.

Value: $4000 tenable for one year only.

Quantity: Two per year (one for Bachelor of Business Administration or Commerce, one for Bachelor of Science)

Application: Applications are now open and close 19 February 2017. To apply please complete either Bachelor Science Students Application form or Bachelor Commerce/BBA Student Application form.

Assessment Criteria:

  • Domestic student in second year having completed between 15 and 30 credit points
  • Demonstrate sufficient academic merit across all units
  • Financial need
  • Must be studying full-time (waiver may be granted in some circumstances)
  • Demonstrated commitment to community or social justice via personal statement, letters, references or interviews

Alumni First in Family Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming undergraduate who is the first one of their immediate family to attend university.

Value: $5000 per year for up to four years.

Quantity: Four per year.

Application: Currently closed

Assessment criteria:

  • First in immediate family to attend university
  • Academic merit
  • Current school leaver (sat for the HSC or equivalent in 2016). Students who have taken a gap year in 2016 are also eligible
  • Commitment to community service and extra-curricular activities
  • Leadership qualities or leadership potential
  • Commitment to study
  • Capacity to triumph over hardship

Alumni Education Costs Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming undergraduate with financial hardship.

Value: $5,198 per year for up to four years.

Quantity: One per year

Application: Currently closed

Assessment criteria:

  • Current school leaver (sat HSC or equivalent in 2016). Students who have taken a gap year in 2016 may also be eligible
  • Domestic student
  • Financial hardship (must be in receipt of Youth Allowance or other means-tested Commonwealth support)

Consideration will also be given to :

  • Indigenous background
  • Carer responsibilities
  • Non-English speaking background
  • Long-term medical condition/disability
  • Ongoing effects of abuse

Alumni Accommodation Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming undergraduate who is relocating from a regional or rural area and can demonstrate financial hardship.

Value: $10,398 per year for up to four years.

Application: Currently closed

Assessment criteria:

  • Financial hardship (must be in receipt of Youth Allowance or other means-tested Commonwealth support)
  • Relocating from a regional or rural area
  • Current school leaver (sat HSC or equivalent in 2016). Students who have taken a gap year in 2016 may also be eligible

Consideration will also be given to:

  • Indigenous students
  • Carer responsibilities
  • Non-English speaking background
  • Long-term medical condition/disability
  • Ongoing effects of abuse

Nippon Foundation Scholarships for Future Teachers of Japanese

Eligibility: Students training to become teachers of Japanese language in Australian schools.

Value: $2,500

Quantity: 2

Application: Apply on the Macquarie Japanese Studies Centre website.

Assessment criteria:

  • Enrolment in Bachelor of Education and JPS 300 units
  • Academic merit
  • Commitment to study
  • Leadership skills
  • Australian citizenship or permanent residency

Consideration will also be given to :

  • Community engagement
  • Commitment to language education

Faculty of Science and Engineering Academic Achievement Entry Scholarships

Eligibility: Incoming undergraduates with an ATAR of 90 or more.

Value: $2,000 or $5,000.

Application: Currently closed

The Faculty of Science and Engineering offer a range of academic scholarships for high achieving HSC students commencing one of the following degrees in 2017:

Support Scholarship of $2,000

  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Environment OR Bachelor of Environment with the Bachelor of Laws (Combined Degree program)
  • Bachelor of Marine Science
  • Bachelor of Information Technology - Games Design and Development
  • Bachelor of Advanced Science

Commencing scholarship of $5,000 (female students only)

  • Bachelor of Information Technology OR Bachelor of Information Technology with the Bachelor of Laws (combined degree program)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) OR Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with the Bachelor of Arts/Commerce/Science (double degree program)

Support Scholarship of $5,000

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) OR Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with the Bachelor of Laws/Arts/Commerce/Science (double degree program)

Assessment Criteria:

  • Current school leaver (sat HSC or equivalent in 2016). Students who have taken a gap year in 2016 may also be eligible
  • ATAR of equal to or greater than 90
  • Attain a GPA in first year of studies of at least 3.2 (to continue to receive scholarship)
  • Have the Macquarie Degree Program listed in top four UAC preferences

Macquarie University Dunmore Lang College Regional and Rural Scholarship

Eligibility: Students relocating from regional and rural Australia.

Value: A fully funded standard room at DLC for up to four years of undergraduate study

Applications: Currently closed

This Macquarie University and Dunmore Lang College Regional and Rural scholarship was created in recognition of the initial and ongoing costs for a student relocating from regional and rural Australia to study at Macquarie University. Recipients of the Regional and Rural Scholarship also receive other forms of support

Successful applicants will also need to demonstrate:

  • Financial need
  • Capacity to triumph over hardship
  • leadership or community involvement potential, and
  • that they are a new undergraduate domestic student to Macquarie University having not studied at University before.

Global Leaders Entry Program Scholarship

Eligibility: Student nominated as part of the GLEP Program admissions application process

Value: $5000 for your first year of study at Macquarie University in 2017 (non deferrable). There are two scholarships available for 2017.

Applications: Currently closed 

The Global Leadership Entry Program recognises students who are actively engaged in their local and global community to provide them with an early offer to Macquarie University and access to the Global Leadership Program based on their leadership qualities, extracurricular awards or achievements and academic results.

Selection criteria

  • Domestic students who have been made an offer for admission through the Global Leadership Entry Program for Session 1 2017.
  • Students who have demonstrated extensive engagement or significant achievement of service to local or wider community, resulting in the positive change or enhancement for the benefit of others.

Robert Menzies College Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

Eligibility: Indigenous students with demonstrated financial need.

Value: Rebate on accommodation fees at RMC to the value of $8000 pa.

Applications: Applications are open now and close 25 January 2017. To apply please complete the online form.

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist Indigenous students in financial need with accommodation costs support while living in RMC. One scholarship is available valued at $8000 per year ($4000 per half year) and renewable for up to 4 years subject to ongoing eligibility. The scholarship will be paid as a rebate on accommodation fees.

Robert Menzies College Accommodation Costs Scholarship

Eligibility: New or continuing RMC students with demonstrated financial need.

Value: $3000 tenable for one year.

Applications: Applications are open now and close 25 January 2017. To apply please complete the online form.

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students in financial need with accommodation costs support while living in RMC. In addition to lodging the online application above, students also need to apply for a scholarship on the Robert Menzies college website. Preference will be given to students who have not received the scholarship before.

Dr Edward Watts Scholarship

Eligibility: Domestic first or second year undergraduate student who has a spinal injury or is confined to a wheelchair due to a physical disability.

Value: $5000 for one year of study only at Macquarie University in 2017 (non deferrable). There is one scholarship available for 2017.

Applications: Application will be open from February 2017.

The purpose of this scholarship is to support a student who has a spinal injury and/or is confined to a wheelchair due to a physical disability.

Walter & Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in any undergraduate degree at the University and have successfully completed at least one year of study, studying a minimum of two subjects per a semester.
  • The Scholarship is available to students with a physical disability only, demonstrated through formal diagnosis and eligibility for a Disability Support Benefit where appropriate. Examples of such conditions may include but are not limited to visual or hearing impairment, quadriplegic, paraplegic, Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis¸ respiratory or heart disorders.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship.
  • At least one scholarship will be available to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student with a physical disability and able to meet all other criteria.
  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and studying as a Commonwealth supported student.

Value:  $10000 for one year of study only at Macquarie University in 2017 (non deferrable). There are three scholarships available for 2017.

Application: Application will be open from January 2017.

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust have assisted tens of thousands of Australians in need and crisis since it was established in 1912.

These particular scholarships are funded through a generous bequest from the late Judy Lennox. She herself had a severe physical disability but her parents were determined to ensure she had access to education, experience the opportunity of travel and be able to obtain her driver's licence to allow her to live as independently as possible. While Judy was very well provided for she also understood that this may not be the case for many people with a physical disability. The establishment of The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship for students with a physical disability aims to ensure that a student with a diagnosed physical disability and the absence of money does not stand in the way of an individual's ability to achieve their maximum potential through tertiary study.

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