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A J A Waldock Scholarship

A postgraduate scholarship
This scholarship aims to assist Master of English Studies or Master of Creative Writing students in the Department of English.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$4000
  • Domestic student
  • Master of English Studies or Master of Creative Writing student
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
TBC TBC

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $4000 and is paid as a one-off payment.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a domestic student
  • have an unconditional offer of admission, or be enrolled in the Master of English Studies or Master of Creative Writing
  • be able to demonstrate disadvantage or hardship.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2020 to assist students studying in either a Master of English Studies or Master of Creative Writing. It is funded by the A J A Waldock Memorial Fund which was established in 1956 to memorialise the late Professor Arthur John Alfred Waldock.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2020 to provide assistance to students studying in either a Master of English Studies or Master of Creative Writing.

b. This Scholarship is funded by the A.J.A Waldock Memorial Fund which was established in 1956 to memorialise the late Professor Arthur John Alfred Walndock.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Master of English Studies or Master of Creative Writing in the English Department within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be a domestic student.

c. Applicants must demonstrate disadvantage or hardship, being financial and/or non- financial based on one or more of the below:

I. identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015,

II. low socio-economic status,

III. carer responsibilities,

IV. long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse),

V. sole-parent responsibilities, and/or

VI. regional or remote disadvantage.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement that demonstrates:

i. why they are studying English/ Creative Writing,

ii. a commitment to studying English/ Creative Writing, and

iii. the impact their disadvantage and/ or hardship has on their studies.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Head of School of Literature, Art and Media, or their nominated delegate, and the Chair of Department of English Studies their nominated delegate.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $4000 per annum and is paid as one-off payment after the applicable census date.

b. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School of Literature, Art and Media and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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

d. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. None apply

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

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

II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

III. 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,

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

V. 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.