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The University of Sydney Inspired by Business Gadigal Scholarship

A University of Sydney undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship aims to support talented Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students to achieve their full potential.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Minimum ATAR of 85 or equivaent
N/A N/A

How to apply

Apply via the Gadigal Program.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year for up to four years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen 
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.
  • have applied for entry through the Gadigal Program for an undergraduate program offered by the  University of Sydney Business School
  • have completed the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) or an approved equivalent secondary school examination in the year prior to commencing an undergraduate coursework degree at the University of Sydney Business School
  • have a minimum ATAR of 85 or equivalent
  • enrol in a University of Sydney Business School undergraduate coursework degree
  • plan to start your studies in the year of award.

Background

Established in 2017, this scholarship aims to provide financial support to students of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

1. Background

a. Established in 2017, the University of Sydney Business School Inspired by Business Cadigal Scholarship aims to provide financial support to students of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. Three scholarships will be awarded annually for eligible students commencing a degree within the University of Sydney Business School and who apply through the Cadigal Pathway Program.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be an Australian Citizen of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent who have applied for entry through the University’s Cadigal Program for an undergraduate program offered by the University of Sydney Business School.

b. Applicants must have completed their HSC studies or equivalent in the year prior to commencing their undergraduate studies in the University of Sydney Business School and have achieved an ATAR of 85 or equivalent.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. Application to the Cadigal Program,

II. academic merit, and

III. leadership statement.

b. Shortlisted applicants may be requested to attend an interview with the Selection Committee.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by a Selection Committee consisting of the relevant Associate Dean or nominee, a member of staff from the Cadigal Program and/or one other staff member from the University of Sydney Business School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum and is tenable for the duration of the recipient’s undergraduate studies up to a maximum of four years full-time equivalent.

b. The annual amount will be made in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the relevant Associate Dean and it is not transferable to another school, faculty or university.

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

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum SAM of 50 each semester.

b. Recipients must maintain a full-time enrolment of 24 credit points per semester during the tenure of the Scholarship. Recipients may decrease their study load for extenuating circumstances which limits the capacity of the student to study full-time, with the prior approval of the Faculty. 

c. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.

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. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

IV. 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, V. 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,

VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

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

b. Once terminated, a scholarship will not be reinstated.

c. 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.