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Ron Baumann Scholarship

An undergraduate or postgraduate coursework scholarship
This scholarship supports students who are disadvantaged or are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, studying social work or social welfare and humanitarian issues.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • Coursework student studying social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or experiencing disadvantage
2 May 2019 31 August 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $6000, and will be made in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
  • be enrolled or have applied for admission for a coursework degree at the University of Sydney, studying units in social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues
  • have at least a year of your current degree remaining
  • demonstrate evidence of disadvantage, or identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.

Note: The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and a personal statement addressing your interest in social work or social welfare and humanitarian issues.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2017 from a donation by Ron Baumann.

1. Background

a. Established in 2017, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Ron Baumann to assist students who are disadvantaged or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students studying social work or social welfare and humanitarian issues.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident.

b. Applicants must have applied for admission to or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at the University of Sydney, studying units in social work, social welfare or humanitarian issues.

c. Current students must have at least one year of their current course remaining.

3. Selection Criteria

a. Evidence of any disadvantage or confirmation of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and a personal statement addressing your interest in social work or social welfare and humanitarian issues.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) based on the recommendation of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), and/or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for one year only.

b. The annual payment will be made in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of Scholarships and it is not transferable to another major, faculty or University.

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

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum SAM of 65 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 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. 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. 

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