Scholarships, Prizes and Awards
The University of Sydney offers a wide range of scholarships. For the most up-to-date information on these, please visit the Scholarships web-site at www.usyd.edu.au/scholarships.
The Schweitzer Scholarship
The Faculty is endeavouring to identify funds to establish means tested scholarships for students of the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. As details emerge, the relevant information will be provided on this site.
Established in 2012, the Schweitzer scholarships are funded by a bequest from the late Emilie Marguerite Schweitzer in memory of her late husband Friedrich A Schweitzer, BDS 1950 (University of Sydney).
In 2013, up to 10 scholarships will be awarded to full-time students who are enrolled in their final year of the University of Sydney Bachelor of Dentistry (BDent) programs who are experiencing financial difficulties that are impacting on their studies.
Preference will be given to students from a regional or rural background. Applicants must demonstrate that they are eligible for these scholarships and are making satisfactory academic progress. The scholarships will be awarded by the Financial Assistance Service following the approval of the Director Student Support Services and in consultation with the Faculty of Dentistry. Short-listed candidates may be required to attend an interview with the Dean or his nominee. Value: $6,000 per scholarship.
Applications are now open.
The Noel Martin Memorial Scholarship
The Noel Martin Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Emeritus Professor Noel Martin, who served as Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry from 1970-1988.
An annual prize of $1,000 will be awarded for an Essay of Merit submitted by either a 3rd or 4th year Dental student who has shown sustained and consistent academic excellence in clinical aptitude and competence and professional attitude over the last three years of the program.
The 2013 topic of the essay is to be:
"The Future Role of Ancillary Dental Professionals in General Dental Practice"
The prize will be awarded for an essay of sufficient merit and will be submitted for publication in the relevant Dental, Medical or Educational University Publication.
The recipient will be chosen based on nomination by a selection committee chaired by the Professor of Population Health and members of the Faculty of Dentistry.
Applications are now open
Last date for aplications 24 November 2013
The Pacific Smiles Group Scholarship
Established in 2012, the Pacific Smiles Group scholarships are funded by the Pacific Smiles Group to provide scholarships to support Final Year Faculty of Dentistry students at the University of Sydney.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
This scholarship is open to all Final Year BDent/DMD students at the University of Sydney.
The Pacific Smiles Group scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of:
- Excellent overall results in clinical competency,
- Proficiency in academic studies in the dental program,
- Professionalism displayed in the students’ approach to patient management and care,
- A personal statement, no longer than one A4 page, outlining why the applicant chose to study in the field and their future career aspirations, and
- An interview of short-listed candidates with a selection panel comprising:
- The Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, or his representative
- The Associate Dean (Students) or, the Associate Dean (L&T), and
- A representative of the Pacific Smiles Group
Conditions of award
The two (2) Pacific Smiles Group scholarships are to be awarded to Final Year students in the current dental degree program.
The scholarships are valued at $6,000 per annum, payable on a semester basis.
A confirmed offer of a scholarship must be taken up by enrolment in the final year of the BDent/DMD program in Semester 1 for which the offer is made.
This Scholarship cannot be deferred. The scholarship will be terminated if:
- the recipient withdraws from the degree program;
- the recipient receives CAPS demerit points;
- the recipient requires remediation or reassessment;
- the recipient fails to progress to Year 4;
Once terminated, the scholarship will not be reinstated.
Scholarship recipients may have the opportunity to participate in work experience placements at Pacific Smiles Group Dental Centres during their University breaks.
For more information on the organisation please refer to their website:http://www.pacificsmilesgroup.com.au of their eligibility to attend an interview with the selection panel.
Applications are now open
- Last date for 2014 application is by close of business, Friday, 15 November, 2013,
- Short-listed applicants will be advised by close of business, Friday, 22 November, 2013,
- Short-listed applicants must ensure their availability at 3.30pm on Thursday, 28 November, 2013.
- Announcement of scholarship recipients on Friday 29 November, 2013.
Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) students are eligible to apply for a University of Sydney Scholarship, awarded to applicants who satisfy all admissions criteria to the BOH program and achieve a UAI of 90 or above. Applications are typically called for in the year prior to intended enrolment. Applications for the 2012 round round have closed.
Information is available from www.usyd.edu.au/scholarships.
The Sydney Access Scheme is designed to assist students who have been disadvantaged in some way, such as financial disadvantage, disability or moving from a country/rural area to study at the University of Sydney.
For further details visit www.usyd.edu.au/scholarships.
Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarships are also available to help students from rural and remote areas with general education and accommodation costs.
Scholarships are also available for postgraduate students enrolled in the PhD and MSc research programs. Details are available from the Research Office website at www.usyd.edu.au/su/reschols/scholarships/index.htm.
The James Fairfax Postgraduate Award in Oral Rehabilitation
Mr James Fairfax AO continues his generous contribution to Prosthodontics and Oral Rehabilitation in the Faculty of Dentistry with annual support of up to $10,000 available for specific projects, with particular emphasis on biological aspects of Oral Rehabilitation.
The James Fairfax Postgraduate Award in Oral Rehabilitation (JFPAOH) is open to all currently-enrolled students in the Faculty of Dentistry completing a coursework specialty - DClinDent (Prosthodontics) program or a research degree in Oral Rehabilitation.
Further information can be found here.
Bursaries and Scholarships available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students include:
The Chancellor’s Committee Indigenous Australian Bursaries – awarded on a needs and merit basis. For more information please contact the Koori Centre – 1800 622 742 or visit www.koori.usyd.edu.au
The College of Health Sciences offers scholarships and bursaries on a needs and merit basis. For further information contact (02) 9036 5029.
The NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship
The 2013 application round for the NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship is now closed.
The NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarshipis available to assist a student from regional New South Wales who is commencing dentistry studies at an Australian university in 2013. The scholarship aims to support a student with strong links to regional communities to train for a professional dental career in regional New South Wales.
This one-year scholarship will be awarded for the 2013 academic year and has a value of $4,800.
Full details of the eligibility and selection criteria and the courses that are eligible for the scholarship, as well as details of the scholarship benefits and conditions, can be found in the Application Guidelines, also available from this link
The NSW Regional Dentistry Scholarship was established by The Nationals Senator for NSW, Senator John Williams in 2010. The scholarship is administered by the National Rural Health Alliance.
The University also offers a number of scholarships to international students. For further information see International Office web-site:
PRIZES AND AWARDS
The full list of Faculty managed prizes is available from this link.