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The David Stuart Hicks Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
Assisting students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in the University of Sydney Law School.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$8000
  • Recent school leaver commencing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Experiencing financial hardship
June 2019 31 October 2019

How to apply

Apply through the University Admissions Centre (UAC) to be considered for this scholarship.

All supporting documents should be submitted to UAC by 31 October 2019 in order to be considered for the next round of scholarship offers by end of November 2019.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $8000 and will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a recent school leaver
  • be commencing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • demonstrate financial hardship.

Note: Combined degrees are eligible.

Background

David Stuart Hicks Q.C. was a graduate of the University of Sydney with a distinguished career in both the legal and military fields. In keeping with his reputation as a generous mentor to his junior colleagues during his time on the bench, this scholarship has been established for the benefit of students enrolled for the degree of Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sydney Law School.

1. Background

a. The David Stuart Hicks Q.C. was a graduate of the University of Sydney, whose career was distinguished in both the legal and military fields. In keeping with his reputation as a generous mentor to his junior colleagues during his time on the bench, this scholarship has been established for the benefit of students enrolled for the degree of Bachelor of Laws in the University of Sydney Law School.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be a recent school leaver and commencing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with the University of Sydney Law School. Combined degrees are eligible.

b. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial need.

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

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $8,000 and is tenable for one year only.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid 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 Dean, or their nominee, and it is not transferable to another University 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 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

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

b. Once a Scholarship has been terminated, it cannot 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.