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The Robinson Family Scholarship for Female Indigenous Students

A scholarship for female Indigenous students
This scholarship provides financial support to female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$20,000 (for up to four years)
  • Female
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrolled in a medicine and health or law degree
7 August 2019 31 October 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is tenable for the duration of the student’s current degree, up to a maximum of four years. The scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

Who's eligible

You must:

Note: In 2019, this scholarship is only available to students enrolled in the Sydney Law School.

Background

Established in 2018, this scholarship has been generously donated by Mr William and Mrs Karen Robinson.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2018 to assist female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences or University of Sydney Law School.

b. The award is rotated between the two faculties on an annual basis with the advertisement indicating the faculty for which the award is available in that academic year.

c. This Scholarship has been donated by Mr William and Mrs Karen Robinson.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be enrolled in or have an unconditional offer of admission to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree within the Faculty of Health Sciences or University of Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney. Applicants may apply for the scholarship if they have applied for admission in the faculty identified in the advertisement, however, the scholarship offer will only be sent once the student has secured an unconditional offer of admission.

b. Applicants must identify as a female 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.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) on the recommendation by the selection committee consisting of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), and/or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $20,000 per annum and is tenable for the full-time duration of the student’s degree up to a maximum of four years.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid 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 Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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 Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 60 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. 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,

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.