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Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship

An undergraduate or postgraduate travel scholarship
This scholarship supports high-achieving undergraduate or postgraduate students in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work who are travelling overseas for approved exchange or professional experience.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $7500
  • Student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Travelling overseas for approved exchange or professional experience
4 October 2019 18 November 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $3000 for a short-term professional experience or approved mobility program, $7500 for a long-term professional experience or approved exchange, or $5000 if the recipient already holds another primary scholarship.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • be travelling overseas on an approved exchange or for approved professional experience that is credited towards your degree
  • not hold more than two awards from the bequest or another exchange scholarship.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1995 from the Miss Marion Macaulay Bequest.

1. Background

a. Established in 1995, the Miss Marion Macaulay Bequest has been bequeathed to the University of Sydney in order to assist students to achieve their educational potential in the area of humanities.

b. The Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship will provide financial support to high-achieving undergraduate or postgraduate coursework students who are travelling overseas for approved exchange or professional experience.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be travelling overseas:

I. on an approved exchange to be credited towards their degree, or

II. for approved professional experience (e.g. internships or practicum) that is to be credited towards their degree.

c. Applicants must not hold more than two awards from the bequest from the University of Sydney.

d. Applicants applying for a short-term professional experience or approved mobility program (up to 3 months) cannot hold another exchange Scholarship.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and a personal statement.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or the Head of the School of Education and Social Work, or their nominee, and one other academic member of staff within the School.

4. Value

a. A successful recipient who has applied for a short-term professional experience or approved mobility program (up to 3 months) will be awarded up to $3,000.

b. A successful recipient who has applied for a long-term professional experience or approved exchange (3 months and above) will be awarded up to $7,500.

c. If a successful recipient who has applied for a long-term professional experience or approved exchange (3 months and above) already holds a primary scholarship for the same purpose, then this Scholarship will be valued at up to $5,000.

d. Payment will be made as a one-off payment on receipt of proof of approved exchange or professional experience.

e. The Scholarship is not deferrable or transferable to another purpose or degree program.

f. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. Not applicable

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible program or fails to enrol,

II. commences part-time study without prior approval, 

III. does not undertake the travel overseas for the purpose of the Scholarship in the approved timeframe, 

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, and

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

b. The Scholarship will not be reinstated once it has been terminated.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct, or where they do not complete their internship in the required semester of completion, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.