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Annie Marczak Scholarship

An undergraduate and postgraduate research scholarship 
$1000 scholarship to financially assist an undergraduate or postgraduate research student studying French and Francophone Studies.

Highlights

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$1000
  • Undergraduate, master's by research or PhD student
  • Majoring in, or researching French and Francophone Studies
  • Experiencing financial hardship
31 August 2020 30 September 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $1000 per annum for one year. 

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate degree, master's by research or PhD
  • be majoring in, or researching French or Francophone Studies
  • be experiencing financial hardship

Preference will be given to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students and students who have low socio-economic status, carer responsibilities, long-term medical condition/disability, sole-parent responsibilities, from regional or remote areas, and/or refugee status.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2020 by a bequest from the late Annie Marczak to assist a financially disadvantaged undergraduate or postgraduate research student majoring in or researching French and Francophone Studies. Ms Annie Marczak attained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney in 1987. 

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2020 by a bequest from the late Annie Marczak to assist a financially disadvantaged undergraduate or postgraduate research student majoring in or researching French and Francophone Studies.

b. Ms Annie Marczak attained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney in 1987.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study at the University of Sydney in one of the following courses:

I. Undergraduate degree majoring in French and Francophone Studies,

II. Master of Research conducting research in French and Francophone Studies, or

III. PhD conducting research in French and Francophone Studies.

b. Applicants must be from a financially disadvantaged background.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. financial hardship, and

III. a personal statement addressing how the Scholarship will assist them in their studies so the committee can understand what their hardship is.

b. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial disadvantage, being based on one or more of the below:

I. 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,

II. low socio-economic status,

III. carer responsibilities,

IV. long-term medical condition/disability,

V. sole-parent responsibilities,

VI. regional or remote disadvantage, and/or

VII. refugee status.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the following:

I. Chair of Department of French and Francophone Studies or their nominated delegate, and

II. at least two other relevant academic staff members.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $1,000 per annum and is tenable for one year.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment on receipt of Scholarship Acceptance Form.

c. Deferral and Suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School of Languages and Cultures.

d. The Scholarship it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. Not applicable.

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. For Masters by Research or PhD students, the Scholarship will also be terminated:

I. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,

II. upon the recipient having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy,

c. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

d. 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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