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Walter and Eliza Hall Scholarship Trust Opportunity Scholarship for Nursing

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship supports financially disadvantaged students who are studying nursing.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10000
  • Domestic undergraduate nursing student
  • Financially disadvantaged background
14 January 2019 21 March 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $10,000 and is tenable for one year only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be continuing full-time study in nursing in a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • be from a financially disadvantaged background
  • have already completed at least 48 credit points of study.

Background

Walter and Eliza Hall were active philanthropists during their life together. Following her husband’s death Eliza set up a million pound charitable trust in 1912 calling it the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust, as a means of assisting those in need. Since that time the trust has helped thousands of Australians to reach their full potential.

1. Background

a. Walter and Eliza Hall were active philanthropists during their life together. Following her husband’s death Eliza set up a million pound charitable trust in 1912 calling it the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust, as a means of assisting those in need. Since that time the trust has helped thousands of Australians to reach their full potential.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be an Australian Citizen, and

b. are continuing full-time study in Nursing in a Commonwealth Supported Place, and

c. are from a financially disadvantaged background, and

d. completed at least 48 credit points in a undergraduate Nursing degree at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection criteria

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

  1. academic merit
  2. financial disadvantage, and
  3. a personal statement.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of members nominated by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) or their nominated delegate.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 and is tenable for one year only.

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 Head of Scholarships 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. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 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. Other requirements

a. The recipient's name and correspondence address will be notified to the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust.

7. Termination

b. The scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

  1. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol
  2. commences part-time study without prior approval
  3. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
  7. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

c. Once the scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated.

d. 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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