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The Victoria Hope Geary Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
The scholarship aims to support two students each year who exhibit a passion for finance studies, and those who aspire to have careers in the private wealth management industry.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$3000
  • Domestic student 
  • Undergraduate business students
  • Minimum ATAR of 95
TBC TBC

How to apply

Apply through the Universities Admissions Centre here and elect the University of Sydney Business School for admission. You are also required to complete this application form for further details not provided by UAC.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $3000 for one year only, paid in two equal installments following the census date each semester. Up to two scholarships are offered each year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident 
  • be applying to start an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney Business School
  • have a minimum ATAR of 95
  • demonstrate financial hardship

Note: Continuing students may also be considered for this scholarship.

Background

This scholarship has been generously donated by Marc and Nadia Geary in honour of their daughter Victoria, to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds studying at the University of Sydney Business School, who aspire to have careers in the finance industry.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been generously donated by Marc and Nadia Geary in honour of their daughter Victoria, to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds studying at the University of Sydney Business School, who aspire to have careers in the finance industry.

b. The Scholarship specifically aims to support students that exhibit a passion for finance related streams of study, as well as those who aspire to careers in the private wealth management industry.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or New Zealand Citizen.

b. Applicants must be commencing or continuing in an undergraduate degree program (including combined degrees) at the University of Sydney Business School.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. a personal statement outlining the applicant’s desire to study finance,

II. academic merit, and

III. demonstrated financial hardship.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, or their nominee, in consultation with the donor. The final decision rests with the University.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $3,000 and is tenable for one year of the recipient’s first year of undergraduate degree or combined undergraduate degree (agreed program).

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

c. Deferral or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior approval of the relevant Associate Dean and it is not transferable to another faculty/university school or university.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. The Scholarship will be paid in two instalments. To receive the second instalment of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65. The Scholarship cannot be extended or renewed.

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

VI. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. 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.