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IBB Gadigal Advanced Merit Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
$10,000 scholarship for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students studying commerce.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000 per annum
  • Studying Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Completed one year of full-time study at any university
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How to apply

Apply via the Gadigal Program.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum and is tenable for the normal duration of the degree.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an offer of admission to commence in the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Advanced Studies
  • 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
  • have completed one year of full-time undergraduate studies (48 credit points) or equivalent at any university.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2019 to assist Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2019 to assist Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Advanced Studies at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicant must have an offer of admission to commence in the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

b. Applicants must 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.

c. Applicants must have completed one year of full-time undergraduate studies (48 credit points) or equivalent at any university.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. personal statement,

III. an interview, and

IV. evidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island status.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum and is tenable for the normal duration of the degree.

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.

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 50 each semester.

b. Recipients must maintain a full-time enrolment of 24 credit points per semester during the tenure of the Scholarship. Recipients may decrease their study load for extenuating circumstances which limits the capacity of the student to study full-time, with the prior approval of the Faculty.

c. 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. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

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 the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

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