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Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Scholarship

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship will provide financial assistance to 3 NSW Public School student with a physical disability transition into tertiary education.

There are a total of three scholarships in 2017, each valued at $10,000.

The scholarship is to cover educational expenses such as:

  • Face-To-Face Tutoring or Online Tutoring
  • Necessary equipment
  • Stationery and books
  • Laptop

If a student discontinues their tertiary education, the scholarship will lapse. Any unspent monies at the end of the scholarship period must be refunded to the Public Education Foundation scholarship fund.
If a student elects to defer their university place, it is up to the discretion of the Trust and the Foundation as to whether the scholarship will be held over for that period of deferral.

Successful applicants who enrol in University will be paid 50% of their scholarship following confirmation of continued enrolment after the HECS Census date of 31 March 2017. Their second instalment of 50% will be paid following confirmation of continued enrolment after the HECS Census date (early August 2017).


  • Has a permanent physical disability
  • Attends a NSW Public School
  • Currently in Year 12 and intending to apply for university in 2017
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident


  • Potential to do well at university and be able to demonstrate that the scholarship will make a significant contribution to reaching that potential
  • Experiencing financial hardship that may prevent the student from successfully completing their studies
  • Evidence that the student is an active participant in school life and the community, in both curricular and extra-curricular activities will be considered favourably
  • Evidence or testimony from the School Principal of high potential
  • Agree to the terms and conditions of the scholarship, including providing feedback to the Public Education Foundation and at the completion of each academic year during the scholarship period.

Further information on the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Scholarship.