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Faculty of Science Dean's Equity Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship was created to provide support to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science who experience financial hardship.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate Science student who has completed at least 48 credit points
  • Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
N/A 31 Decmber 2019

How to apply

You must apply through UAC Equity Scholarship to be considered for this Scholarship.

All supporting documents need to be submitted to UAC by 31 December 2019 in order to be considered for scholarship offers by 31 January 2020.

For UAC dates please visit the UAC key dates page.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree offered by the Faculty of Science
  • have completed at a minimum 48 credit points of study in your degree, excluding any credit for prior study
  • have achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65
  • demonstrate ongoing financial hardship.

Background

Established in 2018, this Scholarship is awarded to continuing students enrolled full-time in undergraduate coursework degrees offered by the Faculty of Science and who demonstrate ongoing financial hardship. 

1. Background

a. Established in 2018, this Scholarship is awarded to continuing students enrolled full-time in undergraduate coursework degrees offered by the Faculty of Science and who demonstrate ongoing financial hardship.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree offered by the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must have completed at a minimum 48 credit points of study in their degree, excluding credit for prior study, and have achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65.

c. Applicants must demonstrate ongoing financial hardship.

d. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for an Equity Scholarship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. the applicant’s application for a UAC Equity Scholarship.

b. Preference will be given to those applicants who were in receipt of an E12 or other equity scholarship that had a duration of one year.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, or their nominee.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is tenable for one year only.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

c. Recipients must seek prior approval to hold the Scholarship part-time. Approval by the Dean of the Faculty of Science, or their nominee, will only be granted under exceptional circumstances, such as a demonstrated medical condition, which limits the recipient’s capacity to study full-time. Where a recipient is approved to study part-time, payment will be made at 50% of the full-time semester value of the Scholarship.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of Dean of the Faculty of Science, or their nominee, and it is not transferable to another, faculty, University school or university.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain full-time enrolment and a minimum Semester Average Mark (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. 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 a Scholarship has been terminated, it cannot be reinstated unless due to University error.

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.

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