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School of Electrical and Information Engineering Diversity Scholarships

An undergraduate scholarship
$15,000 scholarship to support and encourage prospective female students in the fields of electrical engineering and software engineering.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$15,000
  • Female
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Recently completed high school
  • Unconditional offer in any bachelor degree in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering
  • Minimum ATAR of 95 or equivalent
September 2021 TBC November 2021 TBC

How to apply

Apply here

Conditional offers will be made by the end of November.
Unconditional offers will be made after the release of ATAR/IB results.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $15,000 and is tenable for one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be female
  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • have recently completed high school
  • qualify for entry into any of the undergraduate degrees in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering
  • obtain a minimum ATAR of 95 in the NSW HSC or equivalent.

Note: Combined degrees are also eligible. All applicants must be commencing their degree in the semester immediately following award of the Scholarship is offered.

Background

Established in 2019, this scholarship has been generously funded by the School of Electrical and Information Engineering to support and encourage prospective female students in the fields of electrical engineering and software engineering.

1. Background

a. Established in 2019, this Scholarship has been generously funded by the School of Electrical and Information Engineering to support and encourage prospective female students in the fields of Electrical Engineering and Software Engineering.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be a female Australian citizen or Australian Permanent Resident and be a recent school leaver that qualifies and enrols into any of the undergraduate programs offered by the School of Electrical and Information Engineering including combined degrees within the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must obtain a minimum ATAR of 95 in the NSW HSC or equivalent.

c. Applicants must enrol full-time in the semester immediately following award of this scholarship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit based on the applicant’s performance in the NSW HSC or equivalent, and
II. a personal statement demonstrating leadership qualities, innovation, communication skills, achievements in non-academic fields, as well as community service, social and teamwork skills.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services, Faculty of Engineering, or their nominated delegate, and at least one academic staff member from the School of Electrical and Information Engineering.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $15,000 per annum and is tenable for one year only.

b. The Scholarship annual 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 permission of the Head of School of Electrical and Information Engineering and it is not transferable to another 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 minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 each semester.

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. 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 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.

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