UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarship

The University of Western Australia

There are 10 scholarships on offer to Year 12 WA high school students.

Applications close on 24th May 2020

The UWA Fogarty Scholarship Program is enriching our community by investing in exceptional young people who use their skills, abilities and commitment to lead positive change in our community, State and nation.

Established in 2004, the Program is a joint initiative of the Fogarty Foundation and The University of Western Australia and is one of Australia’s premier scholarship programs, awarding 10 new scholarships to students each year.

Each scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum

The UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarship Program has developed a comprehensive booklet which outlines the benefits of the program and recipient successes.

About the program

If selected for the UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarship program, you’ll be provided with holistic support through opportunities to learn, acquire skills, build assets and create social networks.

Comprehensive education scholarships
As a UWA Fogarty scholar, you’ll receive $10,000 per year to assist in tuition, accommodation and general living expenses while completing your undergraduate studies at UWA.
Leadership program
Expand your horizons through opportunities to learn from, and have access to, a network of leaders, gain insight into how our community works and how you can positively make a contribution.
Leadership opportunities
As a Scholar, you will be able to lead projects, initiate ventures and act as an ambassador for the University.
Scholars and Alumni Network
You will be connected to a network of exceptional young people who support, mentor and inspire each other.
Academic Mentoring
Receive tailored academic mentoring from a UWA academic faculty member in your chosen field of study who will guide you through your university journey.
More on the Foundation Link

Studying at UWA


Due to COVID -19 UWA are offering three different ways for current year 12 school leavers in Australia apply for admission to UWA. Click New Entry options for Year 12 students. 

To be eligible to apply, applicants are required to:

Application process

We understand the start of Year 12 has been severely disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis, and that this may have impacted activities you had been undertaking that would have formed part of your UWA Fogarty Foundation scholarship application. UWA and the Fogarty Foundation are aware of the challenges that all Year 12 students are facing and want to ensure that you are given the opportunity to include how you have addressed these challenges. Please remember that the effects to your year 12 studies and activities are felt by all other students.

Firstly, UWA will consider your predicted ATAR from year 11 or 12, whichever is the highest for entry into UWA.  https://www.uwa.edu.au/study/forms/2021-admission-pathways

In each Category area (MATRIX)  you may be able to include activities you have engaged in through the crisis that are relevant to that particular area of assessment.  You will still need to substantiate your achievements outlined, or have the statement endorsed by your school principal or other member of the community that can verify your achievements.

An example of this could be:

Due to COVID- 19 I have maintained or enhanced my community engagement through online Zoom meeting interaction through my love of music. I have connected with my local Retirement village. Twice a week, as part of the afternoon interactive session, I play my Violin to the elderly. Each piece I play I associate it with a little story telling about what the piece means. This has helped me stay engaged and positive in a very difficult time of uncertainty.

To ensure you are able to demonstrate your resilience and leadership abilities, and how you have put these skills into action, you will have the opportunity to submit a statement of up to (300 words) on activities and initiatives you have undertaken during the response to COVID- 19, or how you have continued to meet your high level of achievement despite the challenges presented. * Note that this statement is in addition to the ‘bonus’ area of assessment.

This statement will be considered by our selection panel and included as part of your final assessment.

An example of this could be:

Due to COVID- 19, I was in isolation with my family of 5, all studying and working from home for 5 weeks. I initiated a roster for use of certain areas of the house to ensure we were all able to utilise to resources, lounge room, study, printer etc. There were challenges in scheduling and prioritising that required flexibility and understanding from the whole family. I believe that my initiative and leading by example of flexibility allowed us to work and live cooperatively.

Step 1.

Before starting your application, prepare your supporting documents detailing your achievements.

 >>>Step by step application guide

Step 2.

Use the Matrix document as a guide to assist you outlining your achievements. Along with this document, you will provide all supporting documentation detailing your achievements through our online application portal.

*Note: We only accept year 11 and 12 achievements. 

Step 3.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate on an online virtual interview during the July school holidays.

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