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Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship (student with a physical disability)

An undergraduate or postgraduate coursework scholarship
This equity scholarship supports students from a low socio-economic background who are living with a physical disability.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000 (for up to 5 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Person with a physical disability
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Enrolled in 12 credit points per semester
16 December 2019 29 January 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $10,000 and is tenable for the duration of the degree up to five years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be a person with a formally diagnosed physical disability
  • demonstrate financial need
  • be a commencing or continuing student
  • be enrolling in at least 12 credit points each semester.

Note: Applicants must consent to their application and personal details to be reviewed by The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust.

Background

Walter and Eliza Hall were active philanthropists during their life together. Following her husband’s death Eliza set up a million pound charitable trust in 1912 calling it the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust, as a means of assisting those in need. Since that time the trust has helped thousands of Australians to reach their full potential.

1. Background

a. Walter and Eliza Hall were active philanthropists during their life together. Following her husband’s death Eliza set up a million-pound charitable trust in 1912 calling it the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust, as a means of assisting those in need. Since that time the trust has helped thousands of Australians to reach their full potential.

2. Eligibility

Applicants must:

a. be an Australian Citizen, and

b. have a formally diagnosed physical disability as defined in Appendix (A), and

c. demonstrate financial disadvantage, and

d. be commencing or continuing student, and

e. be enrolling in at least 12 credit points each semester.

f. Applicants must consent to their application and personal details (including name and correspondence address) being forwarded to and reviewed by The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. financial disadvantage, and

III. a personal statement.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of members nominated by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) or their nominated delegate.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 and is tenable for the duration of the degree up to five years.

b. Total value of the scholarship is up to $50,000.

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.

c. The recipient is required to provide a yearly report to the Scholarships Office by mid-December detailing their progress and how the scholarship has assisted their studying.

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. 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.

A. Appendix

The Walter and Eliza Hall Charitable Foundation employs the following eligibility guidelines for the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship for a Student with a Physical Disability

DEFINITION: For the purposes of assessing eligibility for the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Scholarships for Students with a Physical Disability, a student must have a level of severity of permanent physical disability / impairment which seriously impacts their ability to function as that of an able-bodied person. The physical impacts of the condition are not minimised by the use of on-going medication etc. in order to control pain which in turn allows the individual to function unimpeded as a non-disabled person.