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Frances Marion Smith Scholarship in Civil Engineering

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship assists civil engineering students in the Faculty of Engineering.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Currently studying civil engineering
October 2019 February 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6000 per year for one year only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen permanent resident 
  • be entering your second or later year of undergraduate study in civil engineering at the University of Sydney.

Note: Preference will be given to those who demonstrate financial need or medical disadvantage.

Background

Established in 2014, this scholarship has been generously donated by alumnus Richard Smith BE (Civil) '61 in loving memory of his mother to assist students studying civil engineering within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a) Established in 2014, this Scholarship has been generously donated by alumnus Richard Smith BE (Civil) '61 in loving memory of his mother to assist students studying Civil Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney. 

2. Eligibility

a) Applicants must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident entering their second or later year of undergraduate study in Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney. 

b) Preference will be given to those who demonstrate financial need or medical disadvantage.

3. Selection Criteria

a) The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of: i) academic merit, and ii) a personal statement demonstrating financial need or medical disadvantage. 

b) The scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Associate Dean (Education) and the Head of School from the School of Civil Engineering, or their nominated delegates. 

4. Value

a) The scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for one year only. 

b) The scholarship annual 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 Associate Dean (Education) 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) changes their program (i.e. course, major or stream), 
  • iii) commences part-time study without prior approval, 
  • iv) does not maintain satisfactory academic performance, 
  • v) 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, 
  • vi) 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, 
  • vii) does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or 
  • viii) 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. 

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