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Pitt Cobbett Scholarship

An undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarship
Supporting students in need of financial assistance to study law.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $1000
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • High academic achiever
All year round

1 May 2019
(round 1)

31 July 2019
(round 2)

6 November 2019
(round 3)

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at up to $1000 and is paid as a one-off payment. The final value awarded is based on the funding required and level of financial hardship demonstrated.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship
  • be a high academic achiever
  • be seeking financial assistance with a special project or extracurricular activity related to your studies.

Note: You must submit the application for this scholarship within six months of completion of the activity it will fund.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1939 by a bequest from Professor Pitt Cobbett, first chair of law in 1890 and first dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. The bequest was made to support to study of law by students in need of financial assistance.

1. Background

a. Established in 1939 by a bequest from Professor Pitt Cobbett, first Chair of Law in 1890 and first Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. The bequest was made to support to study of law by students in need of financial assistance.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in either the undergraduate Combined Law or the Juris Doctor Program at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be seeking financial assistance for a special project or extracurricular activity related to their studies.

c. Applications must be submitted up to 6 months in advance of the activity, or within six months post completion of the activity.

d. Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. demonstrated financial hardship, and

III. a personal statement which outlines the special project or extracurricular activities’ relevance to a law degree.

b. Applicants must supply documentary evidence of the special project or extracurricular activity and the required budget.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Dean of the University of Sydney law School or their nominated delegate, and at least one other member of staff from the School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at up to $1,000 and is paid as a one-off payment. The final value awarded is determined by the selection committee and is based on the funding required and level of financial hardship demonstrated.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid to the student once the School of Law has been provided with receipts from the recipient and there has been confirmation of completion of the approved activity.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Associate Dean for Professional Law Programs, or their nominee and it is not transferable for another purpose.

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

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

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

II. fails to undertake the approved activity,

III. does not provide substantiation of the approved expenditure,

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, or

V. 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 the scholarship is terminated due to any clause in section 5 above, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

d. If the Scholarship is terminated the University reserves the right to request the recipient refund any monies paid as part of this Scholarship.

6. Reporting

a. Recipients are asked to provide a short testimonial of their experiences after completing the special project or extracurricular activity.