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The Gregg Indigenous Scholarship

A scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
This scholarship provides financial support to students in the Faculty of Science or the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$20,000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Science or music student
  • Coursework applicant/ student
1 July 2019 31 January 2020

How to apply

Current undergraduate and postgraduate students may apply here.

Commencing undergraduate students may apply here.

Benefits

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

Who's eligible

You must:

Note: Confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity will be part of the application process. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate financial need.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2019 from a donation by Michael and Suzanne Gregg.

1. Background

a. Established in 2019, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Michael and Suzanne Gregg to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking studies in Science and/or Music at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student. Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity will be part of the application process.

b. Applicants must be currently enrolled, or have applied for admission in a coursework degree in the Faculty of Science or the Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney, at the time of scholarship application submission.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement

III. Preference would be given to applicants who have demonstrated financial needs, e.g. in receipt of Centrelink payments.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, the Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $20,000 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, 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 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. 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,

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 withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.