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CA Coghlan and AN Littlejohn Scholarship for the Juris Doctor

A postgraduate coursework scholarship
This scholarship supports students with an unconditional offer into the Juris Doctor (JD) Program within the University of Sydney Law School.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • Unconditional offer into the Juris Doctor program in the Sydney Law School
  • High academic achiever
30 May 2022 31 October 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Note: Applicants who apply for this scholarship will automatically be considered for the Wigram Allen Scholarship for Juris Doctor Award.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $6000 and will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of full-time admission into the Juris Doctor (JD) program within the Sydney Law School
  • be a high academic achiever.

Note: Students who have commenced their JD studies or transferring from other programs are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Background

This scholarship has been made available by the generosity of two benefactors of the Sydney Law School.

1. Background

a. The C.A Coghlan and A.N Littlejohn Scholarship for the Juris Doctor has been made available by the generosity of two benefactors of the School. The Scholarship is made possible by combining two separate bequests, all of which set the same terms and conditions.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of full-time admission in the Juris Doctor (JD) within the University of Sydney Law School.

b. Students who have already commenced their JD studies, or students transferring from other programs are not eligible to apply.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and a personal statement demonstrating leadership experience and commitment to providing service to the community.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Dean of the Sydney Law School, or their nominated delegate and at least one other member of staff from the School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 per annum, tenable for the normal full-time duration of the degree.

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

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior approval of the Dean of the Sydney Law School, or their nominee and it is not transferable to another degree, University 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 a full-time enrolment (24 credit points) and a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65.

b. Part-time enrolment will only be permitted with the prior approval of the Dean of the Sydney Law School, or their nominee, for exceptional circumstances, such as a medical condition which limits a recipient’s capacity to study full-time.

c. 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 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. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,
VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once terminated, a scholarship 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.