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RJ Chambers Honours Scholarship

A scholarship for accounting students
This scholarship supports students enrolled in the fourth year of an honours program in the Discipline of Accounting.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000
  • Fourth year honours student in the Discipline of Accounting 
1 January 2022 27 March 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at up to $10,000 for one year. Refer to the terms and conditions for more information.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in the fourth year of an honours program in the Discipline of Accounting.

Note: Students enrolled in a joint honours program with another discipline will be eligible for a half scholarship.

1. Background

a. Established in 2003 by an offer of an annual donation equally funded by the Discipline of Accounting and the Accounting Foundation for the purpose of providing financial assistance to students undertaking an Honours Program within the Discipline of Accounting.

2. Eligibility

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

b. Applicants may also be accepted and enrol into a joint Honours Program providing it includes Honours in Accounting, within the University of Sydney Business School.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and a personal statement that demonstrates the candidate’s interest in research and their potential to successfully complete a research project.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a Selection Committee consisting of the Head of the Discipline of Accounting, Academic Director of the Accounting Foundation and the Accounting Honours Coordinator.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at:

I. $10,000 per annum for the top two ranked recipients enrolled full-time in the Accounting Honours Program, or

II. $5,000 per annum for all applicants enrolled full-time in the Accounting Honours Program who did not receive the full scholarship, providing there is sufficient funding available. Where there is insufficient funding, offers will be made on the basis of rank in accordance to the selection criteria, or

III. $5,000 per annum for recipients enrolled full-time in a joint Honours Program providing it includes Honours in Accounting and providing there is sufficient funding. Where there is insufficient funding, offers will be made on the basis of rank in accordance to the selection criteria. Priority will be given to those enrolled full-time in the Accounting Honours Program.

b. The Scholarship is tenable for one year only.

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

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Associate Dean (Education) and it is not transferable to another honours program, faculty/University school or University.

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 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 the Honours Program in the Discipline of Accounting. Withdrawal includes from either the single or joint Honours Program,

III. commences part-time study without prior approval,

IV. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

V. is awarded an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarshipis of higher value,

VI. 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,

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.