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Charles Herbert Currey Memorial Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship aims to support students who have experienced disadvantage or hardship to participate in an exchange or short-term mobility program.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $7000
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree
  • Accepted into an exchange program or short-term mobility program
16 September 2022 30 September 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $7000 for a semester-long exchange and $3500 for a short-term mobility program and is tenable for one semester.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • have been accepted into a University of Sydney exchange program or short-term mobility program
  • demonstrate at least one of the following:
    • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
    • have a low socio-economic status
    • have carer responsibilities
    • have a long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse)
    • have sole-parent responsibilities
    • regional or remote disadvantage
    • identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ+), and/or
    • first in family

Background

This scholarship has been funded by a bequest made in 1973 by Mrs Linda Currey in memory of her husband, Charles Herbert Currey, MA LLD.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to allow students that experience disadvantage or hardship to participate in an approved exchange and/or short-term mobility programs.

b. This Scholarship has been funded by a bequest made in 1973 by Mrs Linda Currey in memory of her husband, Charles Herbert Currey, MA LLD.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study in an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must have been accepted into a University of Sydney Exchange program or short-term mobility program.

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,

VI. regional or remote disadvantage, 

VII. identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ+), and/or

VIII. first in family.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement that demonstrates:

a) their disadvantage or hardship, being financial and/or non-financial, and 

b) how the scholarship will allow them to participate in an approved exchange or short-term mobility program.

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

I. Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs or their nominated delegate, and 

II. at least one other academic staff from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $7,000 for a semester long exchange and $3,500 for a short-term mobility program. 

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

c. Deferral and/or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

d. The scholarship is not transferable to school, faculty or university. 

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. 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, or

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

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.