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Rockend Scholarship in IT and Software Engineering

An undergraduate or postgraduate coursework scholarship
Supporting highly motivated and academically talented students to pursue further studies in information technologies and software engineering.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$15,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Studying information technology or software engineering
  • Credit average
October 2019 1 December 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $15,000 per year for one year only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident 
  • be enrolled full-time in either the Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology Management, or about to commence your fourth year of studies in either a Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology, Bachelor of Information Technology, or a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Software) at the University of Sydney.
  • have obtained a credit average (65%) or above in your undergraduate degree.

Note: Applicants enrolled in combined degrees with one of the eligible degree programs stated above are also eligible.

Background

Established in 2015, this scholarship has been generously donated by Rockend Technology Pty Ltd to encourage and support highly motivated and academically talented students to pursue further studies.

1. Background

a. Established in 2015, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Rockend Technology Pty Ltd to encourage and support highly motivated and academically talented students to pursue further studies.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident and be enrolled full-time in either the Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology Management, or about to commence their 4th year of studies in either a Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology, Bachelor of Information Technology, or a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Software) at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants enrolled in combined degrees with one of the eligible degree programs stated in section 2a above are also eligible.

c. Applicants must have obtained a credit average (65%) or above in their undergraduate degree.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement demonstrating leadership skills and University engagement.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Associate Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Engineering, or their nominated delegates. A representative from Rockend may be present; however the University retains final authority to determine the Scholarship recipient.

c. Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview with the selection committee.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $15,000 and will be paid as a one-off payment.

b. The candidate may be offered paid work experience with the donor which will not form part of this scholarship. The candidate will be informed by the donor.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Associate Dean (Education) and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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. 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 unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

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