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The Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Economic History

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship encourages Bachelor of Economics students to study economic history as part of their degree.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$8000
  • Bachelor of Economics student
  • Enrol in ECOS3024, ECON4103 or ECON4913
  • Minimum AAM of 65
2 May 2020 29 May 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $8000. 

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled full-time in a Bachelor of Economics
  • be enrolled or will enrol in the units ECOS3024, ECON4103 or ECON4913
  • have a minimum annual average mark (AAM) of 65
  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2017 by an annual donation from Mary A Henderson. The scholarship aims to encourage students, particularly women to study economic history as part of their economics program.

1. Background

a. The Scholarship was established in 2017 by an annual donation from Mary A Henderson. The Scholarship aims to encourage students, particularly women to study economic history as part of their economic program.

2. Eligibility

a. This Scholarship is open to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a Bachelor of Economics program within the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. Students must have, or will in the semester the Scholarship is to be awarded for, enrol in Economic History units ECOS3024, ECON4103 or ECON4913.

b. Applicants must have achieved an annual average mark (AAM) of at least 65 or above, at the time of application and should be able to demonstrate financial hardship.

c. Applicants cannot have previously been awarded this Scholarship.

3. Selection

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of an applicant’s academic merit and statement that demonstrates their commitment to economic history.

b. Preference will be given to female applicants and to those who can demonstrate financial hardship.

c. The selection committee will consist of the Head of School (or their delegate) and at least two academic staff from the School of Economics.

4. Amount

a. The Scholarship is valued at $8,000 for one year only and will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

b. No other amount is payable.

c. The Scholarship is not deferrable and cannot be transferred to a non-eligible program of study.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to funding availability.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

i. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

ii. does not enrol in the required ECON units as highlighted under eligibility as planned,

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 termination provision as indicated in these terms.

b. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant units, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.