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The Rosemary Samios Awards in Scottish Gaelic Studies

A travelling scholarship
This scholarship was donated by Mrs Rosemary Samios to assist domestic and international students from the University of Sydney to undertake studies in Scotland.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $6000
  • Current student
  • Studying an approved programme in Scotland

7 August 2019
(round 1)

February 2020
(round 2)

4 September 2019
(round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship value will be determined by the selection committee on the basis of the approved overseas programme of the successful recipient, and will not be more than $6000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled at the University of Sydney
  • undertake an approved programme of study in Scotland to assist with further studies in the Scottish Gaelic language and culture.

Note: The programme duration will be no longer than a semester, and may include language field courses, study abroad semesters or field research projects. Successful recipients may re-apply in subsequent years, hold additional primary scholarships for a different purpose, or supplementary scholarships for the same purpose.

1. Background

a. The Rosemary Samios Awards in Scottish Gaelic Studies has been generously donated by Mrs Rosemary Samios to assist students from the University of Sydney undertake programmes of study in Scotland.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants will undertake an approved programme of study in Scotland which will assist them in completing further studies in the Scottish Gaelic language and culture. The programme will be for no longer than a semester and may include, but is not limited to:

I. Language field-courses through accredited providers in the Scottish Gaeltachd,

II. Study abroad semesters at Scottish universities, or

III. Field research projects amongst Gaelic speakers or addressing significant aspects of Gaelic culture.

c. Successful recipients are eligible to apply again for the award, for a different purpose totheir first award, but not in the same year.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The award will be made on the basis of:

I. academic merit,

II. two references, and

III. a personal statement.

b. The Award will be made by a selection committee which is chaired by the Professor of Celtic Studies at the University of Sydney.

4. Value

a. The value of the award will be determined by the Selection Committee on the basis of the approved overseas programme of the successful recipient and will not be more than $6,000. The Award is tenable for a maximum duration of one Semester or an equivalent short period.

b. The value of the award will be paid in a lump sum payment on receipt of evidence of being accepted into the approved programme of study in Scotland.

c. Successful recipients of this Scholarship may at the same time hold additional primary Scholarships as long as they are not for the same purpose.

d. Successful recipients of this Scholarship may at the same time hold supplementary Scholarships for the same purpose as this primary Scholarship.

e. Deferral of the award is not permitted except in exceptional circumstances and must be approved by the Selection Committee.

f. The award is not transferable to another university.

g. The award will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

h. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. Not applicable.

6. Reporting

a. The successful recipient is required to provide a report at the conclusion of their programme in Scotland.

b. The successful recipient may be invited to attend promotional activities for Celtic Studies at the University of Sydney.

7. Termination

a. The award will be terminated if the recipient:

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

II. withdraws from their approved programme of study in Scotland,

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 award application,

V. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VI. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the award 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 award funds paid to the recipient be reimbursed.