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Charles Herbert Currey Memorial Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship aims to support students who have experienced disadvantage or hardship to participate in an exchange or short-term mobility program.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $7000
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree
  • Accepted into an exchange program or short-term mobility program
1 February 2020 30 March 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $7000 for a semester-long exchange and $3500 for a short-term mobility program and is tenable for one semester.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • have been accepted into a University of Sydney exchange program or short-term mobility program
  • demonstrate at least one of the following:
    • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
    • have carer responsibilities
    • have a long-term medical condition or ongoing effects of abuse
    • be a person with a disability
    • hold refugee status
    • regional or remote disadvantage
    • have sole parent responsibilities
    • other individual or family disadvantage.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2019 to allow students to participate in an approved exchange and/or short-term mobility program who have experience disadvantage or hardship. It has been funded by a bequest made in 1973 by Mrs Linda Currey in memory of her husband, Charles Herbert Currey, MA LLD.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2019 to allow students to participate in an approved exchange and/or short-term mobility programs that experience disadvantage or hardship.

b. This Scholarship has been funded by a bequest made in 1973 by Mrs Linda Currey in memory of her husband, Charles Herbert Currey, MA LLD.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study in a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must have been accepted into a University of Sydney Exchange program or short-term mobility program.

c. Applicants must demonstrate disadvantage or hardship, being financial and/or non-financial based on one or more of the below:

I. identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015,

II. low socio-economic status,

III. carer responsibilities,

IV. long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse),

V. sole-parent responsibilities, and/or

VI. regional or remote disadvantage.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement that demonstrates:

i. their disadvantage or hardship, being financial and/or non-financial, and

ii. how the scholarship will allow them to participate in an approved exchange or short-term mobility program.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs or their delegated nominee and at least one other academic staff from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $7,000 for a semester long exchange and $3,500 for a short-term mobility program and is tenable for one semester.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid as a one-off payment.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Art and Social Sciences and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. None Apply

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

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

II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

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

V. 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 the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.