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Adamo and Francesca Boncardo Equity Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship

This equity scholarship supports students from a low socio-economic background.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Recent school leaver
  • Low-socioeconomic background or high school
12 April 2019 29 May 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6000 and is tenable for one year.

Who's eligible

You must: 

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be a recent school leaver commencing your study at the University of Sydney
  • be from a financially disadvantaged background and/or from a government high school or NSW Department of Education and Communities determined low socio-economic high school or be able to demonstrate financial hardship.

Background

This scholarship has been donated by Mr Gaetano Salvatore Boncardo.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2017 to assist students from a financially disadvantaged background.

b. This Scholarship has been donated by Mr Gaetano Salvatore Boncardo.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.

b. Applicant must be a recent school leaver commencing their study at the University of Sydney.

c. Applicant must be from a financially disadvantaged background and/or from a government or NSW Department of Education and Communities determined low socio-economic high school or able to demonstrate financial hardship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. demonstrated financial hardship

a. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) based on the recommendation of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), and/or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

b. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 per annum and is tenable for one year only.

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

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted.

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 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 scholarship valued at $6,000 per annum or more that provides a living allowance. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship for the same purpose 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.