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Wu Charity Trust Support Scholarship in Urban Planning

A scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
This scholarship supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying a graduate certificate or other postgraduate coursework studies in the area of urban and regional planning.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $5000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Postgraduate coursework student in urban and regional planning
20 August 2019 29 August 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at up to $2500 per semester for up to two semesters, depending on the mode of attendance.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled or have an unconditional offer to study a graduate certificate or other postgraduate coursework studies in the area of urban and regional planning in the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2018 from a donation by Professor Tong Wu.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship is to provide support for Indigenous students enrolled in a graduate certificate or other postgraduate coursework studies in the area of Urban and Regional Planning in the Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning at the University of Sydney.

b. This scholarship was established in 2018 by a generous donation to the Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning by Professor Tong Wu.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must 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.

b. Applicants must be enrolled or have an unconditional offer of admission to part-time or full-time studies in a graduate certificate or other postgraduate coursework studies in the area of Urban and Regional Planning in the Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. curriculum vitae,

III. verification of identity 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, and

IV. a personal statement demonstrating interest in the area of study.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Dean of the Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning, or their nominee, and at least one academic member of staff from Urbanism.

4. Value

a. The scholarship is valued at up to $2,500 per semester, or up to $5,000 per annum, depending on the duration of the award.

b. The scholarship value and duration will be determined by the Dean, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, or their nominee and will be stipulated in the Scholarship Offer Letter to the successful recipient.

c. The Scholarship will be paid after the census date of each semester awarded.

d. Any change of enrolment from full-time to part-time and vice versa requires the permission of the Dean, Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning, or their nominee. Part-time payments will be half the normal amount of the Award.

e. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean, Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship (if the duration of the scholarship is for two semesters), the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 50 each semester and must maintain their enrolment in the eligible course.

b. 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. withdraws from their award course, or 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,

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

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

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

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.