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Sporting Scholarship Supporters

Like their gifts and scholarship beneficiaries, our Sporting Scholarships benefactors are treasured, remarkable and inspirational. To join our community of Sporting Scholarship supporters, please contact us here. For more information, please download our Sporting Scholarships: Philanthropy brochure here.


Warrick Segal Scholarship (2002)


As a freshman, Warrick Segal joined the Sydney University Soccer Football Club in 1998. During his first competitive game for the Club, he collapsed on the field and later tragically passed away in hospital. Warrick’s parents, John and Joan, established the Warrick Segal Memorial Scholarship in 2002 in his memory.

Phillip Rundle Scholarship (2003)


Dr Philip Rundle was a 100 yard specialist sprinter and he also scored many tries as a winger with the Sydney Uni Football Club. Philip Rundle was awarded an Athletics Blue in 1941. Thanks to the generosity of the late Dr Rundle's family this scholarship was established in 2003.

Ray Hyslop (OAM) Scholarship (2003)


Dr Ray Hyslop received a Sydney University Blue for Soccer in 1955. Dr Hyslop received an Order of Australia Medal for services to obstetrics and gynaecology in 2003, which was also the year when his Scholarship was established.

BUPA Named Sporting Scholarships (3) (2007)

Olympic sports

As a leading private health insurer, Bupa has a primary aim to help all Australians live longer, healthier and happier lives. In keeping with their core values, Bupa is a sponsor of Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness and supports the Elite Athlete Program by providing three perpetual named scholarships which were first awarded in 2007.

Kaye Dening (AM) Scholarship (2007)


As a junior, Kaye Dening AM was a prodigiously talented young tennis player, who won the Junior Titles at the Australian, French, US and Italian Open Championships and reached the final of Junior Wimbledon. She was ranked No. 1 Junior in the world. Kaye is an Economics graduate, who received her Blue for Lawn Tennis in 1964.

Collins/Peasley Scholarship (2008)


Cheryl and David Collins were both awarded Blues in Athletics when students at the University. Cheryl went on to represent Australia at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, where she was a semi-finalist in the 800m and finalist in the 4x400m relay.

Ralph’s Café/Panebianco Scholarship (2009)


Ralph’s Café has been operating on campus since 1984. Owners Rose and the late Ralph Panebianco and their children Daniel, Rebecca and James; have been long-time supporters of sport at Sydney University, particularly the Sydney Uni Flames Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) team.

Aleksandra Pozder Scholarship (2010)


Aleksandra migrated to Australia with her family in 1998 from Croatia. She is a graduate of the then-called Faculty of Economics and Business, with a BEc and M.Comm. During her undergraduate years, Aleksandra competed for  Sydney University Athletics Club as a distance runner.

Mollie Dive Scholarships (2) (2010)

Hockey & Cricket

Dr Margaret Tyrrell received a Sydney University Hockey Blue in 1953. Dr Tyrrell has very generously donated the Mollie Dive Sporting Scholarship for Women’s Cricket and Hockey. Through Dr Tyrrell’s generosity, we honour the legacy of Mollie Dive, who was one of Sydney University’s champion Women’s Cricket and Hockey players of the 1930s. Mollie Dive not only received a Blue for each of her sports, but she represented Australia with great distinction at both Women’s Cricket and Hockey.

Ron Rushbrooke Scholarship (2010)


Ron Rushbrooke was a former player, president, coach and patron of the Sydney University Baseball Club. In honour of his contribution to this sport, the Ron Rushbrooke Fund to support this scholarship was established following his passing in 2004.

Adam Spencer Scholarship (2011)


Adam Spencer has a long and distinguished association with the University and with Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness. An alumnus of the University and past Member of Senate, Adam has for many years acted as the MC/panel moderator at many SUSF and ‘Blue & Gold’ events. Adam has also successfully coached women’s soccer football teams within Sydney Uni Soccer Football Club.

Allan Kendall Scholarship (2011)

Tennis, squash or table tennis

The late Allan Kendall was an outstanding lawn tennis, squash and table tennis player in the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s. A Blue in all three sports, Allan toured the world playing tennis at the elite level, being in the Wimbledon draw on numerous occasions.

Sydney University Blues Association Scholarships (3) (2011)


The Sydney University Blues Association is made up of sportsmen and women who have been awarded University Blues or Golds for their outstanding contribution and achievement in sport.

Buildcorp Scholarship (2011)


Buildcorp is a tremendous supporter of university sport, especially at Sydney University. They have been major sponsors of Sydney University Football Club for more than 20 years, Sydney University Cricket Club since 2010 and more recently, Sydney University Women’s Rugby Club and The Universities Women’s Cricket team. 

Ross Brown (AM) Scholarship (2011)


Ross Brown is a graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy. He was a Foundation Governor of the Pharmacy Foundation and a former President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. Ross has long been a tireless ambassador for the University and his Faculty. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the University in 2009.

Jack Pross (OAM) Scholarship (2012)


Jack Pross (1919-2006) was for many years the very successful coach of the Sydney University Athletics Club. He was appointed coach to two Australian Commonwealth Games teams (1966 and 1970), two World Indoor Championships (1985 and 1987) and two World Cross Country Championships. Jack became an athletics coach on the recommendation of the famed Percy Cerutty. The Scholarship was established in honour of Jack’s memory as a result of the generosity of Gordon and Christine Windeyer who both represented Sydney University and were both coached by Jack. Gordon won gold in the high jump at the 1974 Commonwealth Games. Christine was also an accomplished high jumper, winning NSW State and an Australian Junior titles.

Mick O' Sullivan Scholarship (2017)


Awarded for the first time in 2017, this scholarship is awarded in memory of the late Mick O’Sullivan, whose career with Sydney Uni spanned four decades. His tally of 622 1st Grade wickets is a Club record. At the time of his passing in 2013 Mick had been Chairman of the SUCC Board for 9 years.

David Chadwick Scholarship (2017)

Rugby League

Awarded for the first time in 2017, this scholarship is awarded in memory of the late Dave Chadwick who passed away in 2016. Dave was a very talented player with the Sydney University Rugby League Football Club. He was awarded a Blue in Rugby League in 1964. Dave was a driving force behind the Rugby League Club since 1962. He was involved with the Club for over 50 years as a player, coach, administrator and as a highly respected club man.

Corlett Family Scholarship (2017)

Various (Women’s)

Awarded for the first time in 2017, the Corlett Family Sporting Scholarship was generously donated by Annie Corlett AM & R. Bruce Corlett AM. Both graduates of The University of Sydney, they each have impressive careers in professional business and the not-for-profit sector and are long-time supporters of Sport at the University. The Corlett Family Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student female athlete who is a member of the Elite Athlete Program.

Blue & Gold Club Scholarship (2)


The Blue & Gold Club is made up of organisations and individuals who share a great passion for sport. Through the running of popular Blue & Gold Club sporting functions, the Club raises funds for the promotion of sport at Sydney University.

CommBank Scholarship (2018)


CommBank has a strong commitment to promote social, economic and financial inclusion for Australia's First Peoples and is determined to provide outstanding educational support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This scholarship will allow a student to pursue their academic, athletic and career goals.

Bruce Ross Scholarship (2) (2018)


Bruce Ross came to Sydney University in 1973 and lectured in Economics for the next 28 years. Bruce was first elected to the Sydney University Sports Union (the forerunner of SUSF) management committee as a Senate representative in 1990. The following year he became the 39th President of the Sydney University Sports Union since its foundation in 1890. This was an honorary position, which Bruce fulfilled with great distinction for 26 consecutive years.

RC Mesley Scholarship (2018)


Awarded for the first time in 2018, this scholarship is in memory of the late Dick Mesley who passed away in 2013. Dick was a very stylish 1st Grade batsman and a superb fielder during his eight seasons at the SUCC in the late1960s and 1970s. He had a very strong philanthropic bent and was a foundation member of The Primary Club of Australia – a cricketing-based charity which provides sporting and recreational facilities for the disabled. For more than 25 years, Dick was a very enthusiastic member of The Primary Club committee. He attended just about every Primary Club function and helped organise most of them.

Jane Spring Scholarship (2018)


Jane Spring had a remarkable career as a Sydney University rower and rowing administrator. Jane was both a NSW representative rower and an Australian champion. She was awarded a Sydney University Blue for Rowing in 1989. Jane was also the President and driving force behind the Sydney University Women’s Rowing Club from 1988 to 2010. Indeed, University oarswomen, from novices to Olympic medallists and world champions, benefited from Jane’s generosity, guidance and support over many years. Jane is a Life Member of the Sydney University Boat Club and was a member of The University of Sydney Senate from 2009 to 2013.


The University of Sydney Business School

The University of Sydney Business School (USBS) is a world-class business school at the forefront of global business and management education. They offer students access to industry partners and the broader business community with an emphasis on the clear vision of business today. Their people are industry leaders, dedicated to the highest quality teaching and to ground-breaking research, with a passion for creating tomorrow's world business leaders.

For several years, joint scholarships (co-funded by SUSF and USBS) have been offered to high-achieving candidates who: apply for admission to commence a USBS degree, or who are currently enrolled in a USBS degree; and are eligible for membership of the Elite Athlete Program. 

Residential Colleges

For several years, residential colleges within The University of Sydney have provided wonderful places for Sydney Uni student athletes to call home and assisted them to achieve excellence in their academic and sporting endeavours. Through providing environments that facilitate learning and growth, residential colleges can support student athletes to develop important qualities that translate into their academic and sporting responsibilities. Joint scholarships (co-funded by SUSF and residential colleges) are offered to candidates who are: intending to, or currently reside at a residential college; and are eligible for membership of the Elite Athlete Program.



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