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Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship

An undergraduate or postgraduate coursework scholarship
This scholarship provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with leadership potential and community involvement.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6500
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Australian citizen
  • Coursework student
  • Demonstrate financial need
25 February 2019 31 January 2020

How to apply

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate and postgraduate students apply here.
  • Undergraduate students commencing in 2020 should apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6500 per annum and is tenable for one year only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.
  • be enrolled, or applying for admission into an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program
  • not previously have completed the requirements for the relevant degree level that you are currently or will enrol in
  • show leadership potential and community involvement
  • demonstrate financial need.

Note: Preference will be given to students

  • enrolled within the Faculty of Engineering
  • from the Northern Territory and/or rural and remote Australia (as defined by the Australian Government).

Background

Established in 2015, the Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship was created by a donation from Ellen Waugh.

1. Background

a. Established in 2015 the Alf Waugh Indigenous Scholarship was created by donation from Ellen Waugh. Scholarships are awarded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at the University of Sydney who demonstrate leadership potential, community involvement and financial need.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, and of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background

b. Applicants must be currently enrolled, or will enrol in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at the University of Sydney

c. Applicants must not previously have completed the requirements for the relevant degree level that they are currently enrolled in or will enrol in

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. A personal statement describing their leadership potential and community involvement

II. Evidence of financial need,

b. Preference will be given to students

I. enrolled within the Faculty of Engineering

II. from the Northern Territory and/or, rural and remote Australia as defined by the Australian Government (DoctorConnect.gov.au)

c. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) and their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,500 per annum 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 without the prior permission of Scholarships Office and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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. withdraws from the Scholarship (where relevant),

III. commences part-time study without prior approval,

IV. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

V. 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,

VI. 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,

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

VIII. 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.