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The Alexandria Harbin Atlassian Coursework Scholarship

A postgraduate coursework scholarship
This scholarship supports students commencing a Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts in the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000
  • Domestic student
  • Starting a Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts
December 2019 February 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year and is tenable for one year only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
  • be entering the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts degree either full time or part time at the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Background

Established in 2017, this scholarship was founded from a donation from Atlassian to commemorate the life of Alexandria Harbin, a much loved member of Atlassian's design team.

In her own words, Alex was "passionate about providing seamless, engaging experiences primarily in a digital medium”. As well as being a talented user interface designer, Alex had a keen interest in ceramics, crafts, fashion, travel and philanthropy. Alex was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015 and chose to share her journey publicly to support others facing a similar diagnosis. She passed away on 10 September, 2017 at the age of 27.

1. Background

a. Established in 2017, this Scholarship commemorates the life of Alexandria Harbin, a much loved member of Atlassian's design team. In her own words, Alex was "passionate about providing seamless, engaging experiences primarily in a digital medium”. As well as being a talented user interface designer, Alex had a keen interest in ceramics, crafts, fashion, travel and philanthropy. This scholarship has been generously donated by Atlassian to assist commencing students studying in the area of user interface design.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident entering the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts degree at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, either full time or part time.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, digital portfolio and a personal statement.

b. Shortlisted candidates will be assessed via a one hour interview to assess their drive & passion, and a one hour exercise to assess their design thinking, as judged by representatives from Atlassian and the Program Director, Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, Sydney School or Architecture Design and Planning, or their nominated delegates.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of representatives of Atlassian and the Program Director, Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts, Sydney School or Architecture, Design and Planning, or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum and is tenable for one year only.

b. The annual payment will be made in a single payment after the census date of the first semester of enrolment.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted and it is not transferable to another major, faculty or University.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

e. No other amount is payable.

5. On-going eligibility

a. Not applicable

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. commences part-time study without prior approval,

III. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

IV. is awarded an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of higher value, or

V. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed. 

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