The Neville A Whiffen Memorial Award has been established to assist commencing or currently enrolled students with disabilities to undertake study at UNSW.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have a moderate to severe disability supported by documentation from a medical specialist.

    Definition of disability is based on the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1992 and includes

    • Deaf/ hearing impairment
    • Blind/ vision impairment
    • Physical disability
    • Specific learning disability
    • Psychiatric disability
    • Acquired brain injury
    • Chronic medical conditions
  • Have applied through UAC for an Equity Scholarship and demonstrate long-term medical condition/ disability or ongoing effects of abuse; and
  • Be commencing or currently enrolled in a UNSW Undergraduate, Honours or Postgraduate Coursework program.


Candidates will be considered on the basis of their UAC Equity Scholarship application.

Preference may be given to applicants in receipt of means-tested Centrelink Benefits, such as ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance, or Austudy.


Interviews are not required for this Scholarship