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Aboud Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship supports residents of rural areas or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undergoing financial hardship.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000
  • Resident of a rural area or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Domestic student
  • Commencing undergraduate student
2 September 2019 13 September 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

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

Who's eligible

You must:

Note: Preference will be given to applicants studying at the Sydney Law School.

Background

Established in 2017, this scholarship has been generously donated by Lucinda Aboud.

1. Background

a. Established in 2017, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Lucinda Aboud to support rural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, to undertake a full-time undergraduate program at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident who apply and subsequently enrol into an undergraduate program offered by the University of Sydney.

b. Preference will be given to applicants studying at Sydney Law School.

c. Applicants must either reside in a rural area or be an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and demonstrate financial hardship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit as determined by the applicant’s performance in the NSW HSC or equivalent, and

II. demonstrated financial hardship.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Deputy Registrar or their nominee and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) or their nominee.

4. Value

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

b. The annual payment will be made in two equal instalments.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of Scholarships and it is not transferable to another major, 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 must be enrolled full-time in their undergraduate program at the University of Sydney, and

b. Achieve a minimum semester average mark of 65.

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.

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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