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The Clissold Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
For students in the Faculty or Arts and Social Sciences or the University of Sydney Business School.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$7000 (for duration of course)
  • Domestic undergraduate in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the University of Sydney Business School 
22 October 2018 4 April 2019

How to apply

Apply here

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $7000 per year and is tenable for the duration of the agreed undergraduate program. The annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

Part-time scholarship is only approved on extenuating circumstances and on a case-by-case basis, such as medical condition or primary carer responsibility. A part-time scholarship will be paid at 50 per cent of the full-time rate per semester.

Deferral is not permitted without the prior permission of the head of scholarships and this scholarhip is not transferrable to another school, faculty or university.

The scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • have an unconditional offer of admission or be in your first semester of study of an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts (studying arts, social work or economics), or the University of Sydney Business School
  • demonstrate one of the following criteria: 

Background

Established 2018, this scholarship has been generously donated by the late Geoffrey Kenneth Clissold.

1. Background

a. Established in 2018, this Scholarship has been generously donated by the late Geoffrey Kenneth Clissold to assist students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds studying Arts, Social Work, Economics or Business.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident.

b. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission or be in their first semester of study of an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney at the time of application.

c. Applicants must be studying degree programs in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the University of Sydney Business School.

d. Applicants must be able to demonstrate one or more of the following:

i. carer responsibilities

ii. Indigenous Australian

iii. long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse

iv. refugee status

v. regional or remote disadvantage

vi. sole-parent responsibilities

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. Needs as demonstrated in section 2(d) above, and

II. academic merit,

b. Up to four scholarships may be offered. Effort will be made to award a scholarship to each discipline: Arts, Social Work, Economics, and Business.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the DVC (Education) on the nomination of the Head of Scholarships.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $7,000 and is tenable for the duration of the agreed undergraduate program.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester. 

c. Part time scholarship is only approved on extenuating circumstances and on a case by case basis, such as medical condition or primary carer responsibility. Part time scholarship will be paid 50% of the full-time rate per semester.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of Head of Scholarships and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 each semester.

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. 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 the Scholarship has been terminated, it 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.