Sharpe & Abel Scholarship


Every year the  Australian National University (ANU) may award a scholarship known as the Sharpe & Abel Scholarship.

The Scholarship shall be available for award to domestic and international students who are enrolled in an undergraduate program within the ANU College of Law or the ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science at The Australian National University (ANU) and who have experienced adversity and who wish to achieve a specific goal.

Field of study

Law, Engineering & Computer Science


The Scholarship shall be available to international and domestic students who:

  • are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the ANU within the ANU College of Law or the ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science;

  • have not previously enrolled in another undergraduate program at the ANU or any other tertiary institution;

  • can demonstrate their commitment to achieving an end goal in spite of adversity they have experienced in their life; and

  • can demonstrate that receiving the Scholarship will significantly improve the likelihood of achieving that goal.


The value of the Scholarship shall be set out in the letter of offer and may vary, but will not be less than $5,000 per annum.

The Scholarship may be made available to part-time students in which case it will be paid on a pro-rata basis.  The Scholarship payments will be made in two equal instalments at the beginning of each semester.

The Scholarship will be payable in any year of the scholar's undergraduate study. The Scholarship will be awarded for one year of the scholar's study at ANU.

Scholarship recipients may be invited to undertake an internship at Sharpe & Abel at a time suitable to the scholar and the firm, however there is no obligation to take up this invitation.

How to apply

Application is via the University Admissions Centre (UAC) Equity Scholarships Portal.  The link to the portal is available by clicking on the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page.

The application shall also consist of a supporting statement of no more than 300 words which details the applicant's commitment to achieving an end goal, how they have previously committed to achieving goals, and how the scholarship would enable them to achieve that goal. 

The supporting statement should be submitted to prior to the scholarship closing date.