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The Malcolm Turki Memorial Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship for honours level students
This scholarship supports students within the School of Physics in the completion of an Honours year, who might not otherwise be able to complete an honours year due to financial hardship.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$1700
  • Australian citizen
  • Enrolled (or commencing in the next semester) an honours year in the School of Physics
  • Have completed a major in physics at the time of application
  • Demonstrate financial hardship.
April 2020 May 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $1700.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be currently enrolled (or commencing in the next available semester) an honours year in the School of Physics
  • have completed a major in physics at the time of application
  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1997 by an endowment of $30,000 in memory of Malcolm Turki, a student in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. It aims to encourage and assist an outstanding student within the School of Physics in the completion of an Honours year, who might not otherwise be able to complete an honours year due to financial hardship.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 1997 by an endowment of $30,000 in memory of Malcolm Turki, a student in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney.

b. The Scholarship aims to encourage and assist an outstanding student within the School of Physics in the completion of an Honours year, who might not otherwise be able due to financial hardship.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be Australian citizens.

b. Applicants must at the time of application be either:

  1. enrolled full-time in the first semester of their Honours Year with the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, or
  2. commencing their Honours year with the School of Physics at the University of Sydney at the beginning of the next available Semester.

c. Applicants must have completed a major in Physics at the time of application for this Scholarship.

d. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.

3. Selection Criteria

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

  1. academic merit, and
  2. evidence of financial need such as current Centrelink statements.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Head of School in the School of physics, or their nominee and at least one other academic staff member from the School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $1,700 and is tenable for one year only.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid as a one-off payment after the census date of the semester of award

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School 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:

  1. maintain a full-time enrolment, and 
  2.  successfully meet the academic requirements of their Honours program.

b. A recipient may enrol part-time with the prior approval of the Head of School and only where extenuating circumstances apply, such as a documented medical condition which limits the capacity of the student to study full-time.

6. Termination

a. 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. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or 
  6. 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.