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The Jerome De Costa Memorial Awards

An undergraduate scholarship in visual arts
This scholarship supports first or second year Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies students at the Sydney College of the Arts.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$2000
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts or¬†Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies student
15 April 2019 16 September 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $2000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in the first or second year of the Bachelor of Visual Arts, or Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies
  • demonstrate financial disadvantage.

Background

This scholarship was donated by the de Costa family in memory of Jerome de Costa, whose enrolment at the Sydney College of the Arts was sadly prevented by his untimely death. The scholarship assists students with the costs of art materials and books related to their studies.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to assist students with the costs of art materials and books related to their studies.

b. The Scholarship was donated to the University of Sydney by the de Costa family in memory of Jerome de Costa whose enrolment at SCA was sadly prevented by his untimely death.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled in their first or second year of Bachelor of Visual Arts or Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies in the Sydney College of Arts at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage.

3. Selection Criteria

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

i. academic merit,

ii. portfolio,

iii. demonstrated financial disadvantage, and

iv. a personal statement.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Scholarships and Prizes Committee of the Sydney College of Art, or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $2,000 per annum and is tenable for one year only.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in one instalment after the census date of semester 2 in the year of award.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Scholarships and Prizes Committee of the Sydney College of Art and it is not transferable to another 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. None apply.

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. 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 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.