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PD Jack Prize

An undergraduate scholarship in Arabic language and literature
This scholarship supports second year undergraduate students studying a major in Arabic language and cultures in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures.

Highlights

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Tuition fees for one unit
  • Second year undergraduate student
  • Majoring in Arabic language and cultures 
1 March 2020 12 April 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

Academic tuition fees for one senior unit of study, for six months only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a second year undergraduate student
  • be studying full-time
  • be enrolled in an Arabic language and cultures major
  • be enrolled in at least one Arabic language or culture unit in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures
  • plan to enrol in at least one more unit in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures
  • have a WAM of 75 in Arabic language or cultures units
  • have a WAM of 70 for all other units.

Note: Students who hold a primary scholarship of $6000 per year or more are not eligible.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2014 from the estate of the late Phillip David Jack.

1. Background

a. Established in 2014, this Scholarship has been donated by the Estate of the late Phillip David Jack to assist undergraduate student(s) studying Arabic Language and Cultures at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be:

I. enrolled in an Arabic Language and Cultures major at the University of Sydney,

II. a full time student in the second year of their undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney,

III. enrolled in at least one Arabic Language or Culture unit in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures at the University of Sydney, and

IV. be intending to enrol in at least one more unit in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures.

b. Applicants must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 75 in Arabic Language or Cultures units and a WAM of 70 for all other units.

c. Applicants who currently hold a primary scholarship valued at $6,000 per annum or more are not eligible for this Scholarship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

b. Preference will be given to applicants who:

I. are financially disadvantaged,

II. demonstrate leadership and/or creative skills, and

III. are from a non-Arabic speaking background.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School of Languages and Cultures or their nominated delegate on the recommendation of the Chair of Department of Arabic Language and Cultures.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will cover the academic tuition fees for one senior unit of study and is tenable for six months only.

b. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School of Languages and Cultures and it is not transferable to another University School, Faculty or University.

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

d. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum WAM of 70 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, major or units 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 withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.