The Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) – SCHOLARSHIPS

Peter Cameron Sydney Oxford Scholarship

Background: The Scholarship was established by the Law School and the Cameron family through contributions from the friends and colleagues of the late Peter Cameron to promote further study in Law at the completion of a Bachelor of Laws or a Juris Doctor.

Conditions of Award: The scholarship shall be awarded under the following conditions:

1. The value of the scholarship will be $35,000, payable as a one-off payment.

2. The scholarship shall be awarded by the Faculty of Law, on the recommendation of a selection committee constituted by the Dean.

3. The scholarship shall be awarded to enable a Law student, graduand/graduate to undertake a Bachelor Civil Law, or an equivalent Law degree as determined by the Dean, at the University of Oxford.

4. The tenure of the scholarship is one year. Payment is conditional on acceptance into the Bachelor of Civil Law degree program. The student may be required to re-pay the scholarship if they withdraw from the degree before completion.

5. The scholarship shall be open to currently enrolled Law students who have completed 4 semesters of law study, Law graduands and Law graduates who are not of more than three years’ standing from the date of their graduation in the Faculty of Law at the close of applications.

6. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status.

7. Criteria for selection will be academic performance in the Bachelor of Laws or the Juris Doctor, leadership and community service.

Applications Close: Friday 23 January 2015

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Sydney Achievers International Scholarships (Postgraduate)

Benefits
Up to 100 scholarships of AUD$10,000 each per annum, for any Postgraduate Coursework program offered at the University of Sydney. The Scholarship is available for the CRICOS registered duration of the recipient's program of study.

No living allowance is payable.

Criteria for Eligibility
Applicants must have completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree qualification with outstanding results based on the Australian gradiing system, as deemed by the University of Sydney.

Students who have already commenced postgraduate studies, or students transferring with credit exemptions and/or advanced standing, are not eligible.

Application Procedure
No separate application for a scholarship is necessary. An Application for Admission to the University of Sydney in 2013 will constitute an application for a scholarship. All applications meeting the selection and eligibility criteria will be automatically considered.

The deadline for receipt of applications for admission and complete supporting documentation (academic and English language proficiency results) is 15 January 2013 for Semester 1, 2013, and 30 June 2013 for Semester 2, 2013. Applications received after these deadlines will not be considered.

Selection Criteria
Selection will be based strictly on academic merit as per the University’s admission requirements. Selection will be based on actual results (academic and English language proficiency). Predicted/forecast results will not be considered.

Only applicants with firm, unconditional offers of admission will be considered.

Selection will be made by the International Student Office, whose decision will be final. No appeals will be entertained.

All successful candidates will be offered a Scholarship along with the Offer of Admission to the University of Sydney.

Conditions
Scholarship recipients will need to maintain satisfactory academic progress, which, for the purposes of retaining the scholarship, is defined as maintaining a credit average (at least 65%) or more each year. Failure to do so may result in the scholarship being terminated.

Successful candidates:

  • must not be in receipt of any other tuition scholarship;
  • must commence study in 2013 – commencement may not be deferred;
  • will be required to pay for their own airfares to Sydney, living expenses, study materials, text books, any ancillary fees (if applicable) and Overseas Student Health Cover each year;
  • are also responsible for paying the balance of the tuition fees each year;
  • are required to enrol as full-time international students and must maintain their international student status on a full-time basis throughout their enrolment at the University of Sydney; and
  • may not be entitled to a ‘Leave of Absence’ during the duration of the scholarship, unless it is due to extenuating circumstances.

The University of Sydney reserves the right to make changes to this scholarships program without notice and at its discretion.


The Justice Peter Hely Scholarship

Background: The Scholarship was established by the Law School through contributions from the friends and colleagues of the late Justice Peter Hely to promote postgraduate study in the fields of commercial law and equity. The scholarship is open to final year law students, Law graduands and graduates of the University of Sydney, to enable them to undertake a postgraduate degree in the fields of commercial law and equity, either by research or coursework, at the University of Sydney or any other appropriate university.

Conditions of Award: The scholarship shall be awarded under the following conditions:

  1. The value of the scholarship will be $17 000, payable as a one-off payment.
  2. The scholarship shall be awarded by the Faculty of Law, on the recommendation of a selection committee constituted by the Dean.
  3. The scholarship shall be awarded to enable a Law graduand/graduate to undertake a postgraduate degree in Law, either by research or coursework, at the University of Sydney or any other appropriate university.
  4. Payment is conditional on acceptance into an appropriate Law degree program. The student may be required to re-pay the scholarship if they withdraw from the degree before completion.
  5. The scholarship shall be open to final year students, graduands and graduates of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney.
  6. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status.
  7. Criteria for selection will be academic performance in the Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, or equivalent, and community service.


Applications Close: Friday 13 February 2015

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Victoria Gollan Memorial Fund Scholarship

Background Information: Established in 1996 by donations made in memory of Victoria Jane Barclay Gollan. The purpose of the fund is to assist an Aboriginal student in the study of law at the University of Sydney.

Eligibility: Full time Aboriginal student enrolled in a Law degree at the University of Sydney. (Undergraduate or Postgraduate level)

Basis for Award: Academic merit and other measures of merit.

Value of Award: $2,000

Applications Close: Friday 19 December 2014

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Wigram Allen Scholarships for the Juris Doctor

Wigram Allen Scholarships were originally founded by gifts of 381 pounds in 1867 and 500 pounds in 1883 from Sir George Wigram Allen for the encouragement of the study of law. The Law School is pleased to announce that funds accumulated from these original donations all those years ago by Sir George Wigram Allen will now be used to provide commencing scholarships for the Juris Doctor. The following scholarships are available:

Wigram Allen Scholarships for the Juris Doctor – Merit
Wigram Allen Scholarships for the Juris Doctor – Entry
Wigram Allen Scholarships for the Juris Doctor – Access
Wigram Allen Scholarships for the Juris Doctor – International

Wigram Allen Scholarships for the Juris Doctor – Merit

Basis for Award: Awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal attributes such as leadership, relevant work experience, and creativity.

Value of Award: $6,000 per year for three years

Application Form (pdf)

Applications Closed: 9 January 2015

Wigram Allen Scholarships for the Juris Doctor – Entry

Basis for Award: Awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal attributes such as leadership, relevant work experience, and creativity.

Value of Award: $6,000 for one year

Application Form (pdf)

Applications Closed: 9 January 2015

Wigram Allen Scholarships for the Juris Doctor – Access

Basis for Award: Awarded to students who demonstrate academic ability as well as meeting the criteria of one or more of the following:
- Financial disadvantage
- Medical disability
- Rural/remote area.

Value of Award: $6,000 for one year

Application method: through UAC

Applications Closed: 30 October 2013

Wigram Allen Scholarships for the Juris Doctor – International

Basis for Award: Awarded on the basis of academic merit. The scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who has the highest entry score

Value of Award: $6,000 for one year

Application method: none, awarded to applicant who has the highest entry score

Application closing date: none, awarded at the commencement of the semester


Zoe Hall Scholarship

Background information: The Scholarship Fund was instigated by Minter Ellison and Middletons, Moore and Bevans in memory of Zoe Hall, a graduate of Sydney Law School who was tragically killed with many others at Port Arthur, Tasmania on 28 April 1996. Support for the scholarships has come from the Hall family and friends, a broad cross-section of the legal profession and the community.

Eligibility: Applicants should be full-time students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents enrolled in their penultimate or final law year of the Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor.

Basis for award: The basis for awarding the scholarship is contribution to university, faculty or community activities, and academic merit. Preference may be given to a student who can demonstrate financial need.

Conditions: The scholarship may not be shared. The successful applicant may not concurrently hold any other scholarship.

Benefits: Each year, one or two scholarships may be awarded. The value of each scholarship will be determined by the Selection Committee but may be up to $5000, subject to availability of funding.

Tenure: The scholarship is tenable for one year only.

Applications Closed: 29 April 2014