UWS staff, students and alumni fund community scholarships

Staff, students and alumni of the University of Western Sydney have extended a helping hand to the community through the UWS Community Scholarships, offered for the first time in 2012.

The scholarships, donated by staff, students, alumni and friends of the University, provide opportunity to those who might not have otherwise had the chance to study at university because of financial hardship or other circumstances.  Successful recipients of the scholarships receive $5,000 per year for the duration of their undergraduate degree.

Recipients of the inaugural 2012 UWS Community Scholarships are:

UWS is committed to engaging with the community and providing access to higher education, particularly across Greater Western Sydney. The University has the highest number of low socio-economic status (SES) students in the country and also has more than half of its students who are ‘first in family’ to attend university.

Recipients of the UWS Community Scholarships embody the spirit of UWS, overcoming adversity and demonstrating a commitment to furthering themselves through education.

Scholarship applications for next year will open in September 2012. More information is available on the UWS Scholarships web page.

The funds for the scholarships have been donated to UWS Advancement and Alumni.

Further information about giving to UWS is available at www.uws.edu.au/giving.


23 August 2012

Photos: Sally Tsoutas

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