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The Phillip Noel Hartley Smith Distinguished Honours Scholarship

A scholarship for honours students
This scholarship supports honours students in the University of Sydney Business School whose dissertation topic focuses on business ethics or business history.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
  • Honours student in the University of Sydney Business School
  • Dissertation topic on business ethics or business history

How to apply

Apply here.

This scholarship is not available for 2021 commencement.


This scholarship is valued at $6000 for one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in an honours program in the University of Sydney Business School
  • have a dissertation topic that focuses on business ethics or business history.
1. Background

a. Established in 2005 by donations from Phillip Noel Hartley Smith and the University of Sydney Business School, this Scholarship is intended to encourage the study of business ethics or business history at the honours level.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must apply for, be accepted in and subsequently enrol into the Honours Program within the University of Sydney Business School.

b. Applicant’s dissertation topic must focus on the areas of business ethics, or business history.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit in the applicant’s undergraduate studies and proposed research topic.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a Selection Committee consisting of the Head of the Discipline of International Business and at least one other academic member of staff from the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies.

4. Value

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

b. The annual payment will be made in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Associate Dean and it is not transferable to another honours program, school, 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, the recipient must maintain satisfactory academic progress to ensure successful on-time completion of their honours program.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. withdraws from their Honours Program or changes their thesis topic to a non-eligible area of study,

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 terminated a scholarship 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.