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Public Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

A scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
This scholarship supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are commencing a Master of Public Health.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000 (for one semester)
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Commencing a Master of Public Health
  • Hold a Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion
20 September 2019 25 November 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship will consist of a $10,000 one-off fee reduction in the first semester of enrolment, after the census date.

Where the recipient is studying part time, the amount awarded for each relevant semester will be 50% of the full-time rate and the scholarship will be tenable for two part-time semesters only.

Who's eligible

You must:

Background

This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance towards students who are studying a Master of Public Health at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance towards students who are studying a Masters of Public Health at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for part-time or full-time studies and commencing in Master of Public Health at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must have graduated with a Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion from the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanderidentity.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. their application for admission to the Master of Public Health degree,

III. evidence of Australian Citizenship and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanderidentity,

IV. a cover letter outlining the case for a Scholarship award, and

V. a curriculum vitae.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the recommendation of the Head of School of the School of Public Health.

4. Value

a. The scholarship will consist of a $10,000 one-off fee reduction in the first semester of enrolment, after the census date.

b. Where the recipient is studying part time, the amount awarded for each relevant semester will be 50% of the full time rate and the Scholarship will be tenable for two part-time semesters only.

c. No other amount is payable.

d. The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred to another University school orFaculty.

e. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 50 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. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

III. 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,

IV. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

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 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.