There are scholarships for a wide range of students, with an equally wide range of awards, ranging from a couple of hundred dollars to many thousands of dollars. First year students should feel particularly encouraged to apply. The interesting thing about scholarships is that most people won’t apply, making them less competitive than you would think.
Have a look at The University website: sydney.edu.au/scholarships/
General scholarships for undergrads: sydney.edu.au/scholarships/domestic/bachelors-honours/general.html
Throughout the year there are also prizes and competitions for writing and other projects. Keep an eye out for these opportunities too.
Literary prizes are listed here:
Faculty prizes are listed here: