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Eric Cunstance Shaw Scholarship

An undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarship
Assisting students from rural Australia to study law at the University of Sydney.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • From an outer regional or remote area of Australia
  • Enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor
Mid-December 2019 March 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $6000 and will be paid in equal instalments after the census date of each relevant semester.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be from an outer regional, remote or very remote area
  • be currently enrolled in either the Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor
  • have completed a minimum of one semester of full-time study in one of the two eligible courses by the application closing date
  • have achieved a minimum weighted average mark of 75
  • must have one year of study remaining in your eligible program at the time of application
  • demonstrate academic merit.

Background

This scholarship was established in the memory of Mr Eric Cunstance Shaw (BA, LLB) from the estate of Mr Constantine Bloukos for the purposes of assisting students from rural Australia to study law at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. This scholarship was established in the memory of Mr Eric Cunstance Shaw (BA, LLB) from the estate of Mr Constantine Bloukos for the purposes of assisting students from rural Australia to study law at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident from an outer regional, remote or very remote area who are currently enrolled in either the Bachelor of Laws, or Juris Doctor within the Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must have completed at a minimum of one semester of full-time study in one of the two eligible courses by the application closing date, and have achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark of 75.

c. Applicants must have one year of study remaining in their eligible program at the time of application.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. outer regional, remote/very remote status as determined by the Australian Government Doctor Connect classifications,

III. curriculum vitae, and

IV. and a personal statement which describes the background of the applicant and intended use of the Scholarship funds.

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

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued up to $6,000 and is tenable for one year. The Scholarship value may be shared if more than one recipient is awarded the Scholarship in any given round.

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

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 the scholarship is terminated due to any clause in section 6 above, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.