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Undergraduate Equity Scholarships in History

A scholarship in arts and social sciences
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Equity Scholarships in History supports current and commencing undergraduate students studying a major in history at the faculty.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Major in history
20 October 2021 15 March 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5000 per year for up to three years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled or a recent school leaver who will enrol in a full-time bachelor degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • major in history
  • be from a low socio-economic background, live in a regional or rural area, or 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.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2015 to provide assistance to undergraduate students studying history at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

 

a. Established in 2015, this Scholarship is to provide assistance to undergraduate students studying history at the University of Sydney.

 

2. Eligibility

 

a. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

b. Applicants must be majoring in history.

c. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they meet at least one of the below criteria:

I. from a low socio-economic background,

II. live in a regional or rural area, or

III. identify as Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

 

3. Selection Criteria

 

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

I. academic merit,

II. evidence of hardship and/or disadvantage,

III. a personal statement demonstrating how the scholarship will support their studies, and

IV. an interview.

 

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or their nominated delegate(s) on the recommendation of a selection committee consisting of:

I. the Chair of the Department of History, or their nominated delegate, and

II. at least two other academics in the Department of History.

 

4. Value

 

 a. The Scholarship is valued at $5,000 per annum.

b. A commencing student will receive the Scholarship for up to four years.

c. A continuing student will receive the Scholarship for up to one year.

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

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

f. The Scholarship is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

h. 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.

 

b. 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 prior approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,

 

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, or

 

v. 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.

 

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

 

7. Other Requirements

 

a. Recipients of this Scholarship may be invited to participate in a limited number of ambassadorial events on behalf of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This may include but is not limited to student recruitment, alumni and donor events.

 

b. Recipients of this Scholarship may be invited to write, post and/or blog about their experience as a scholarship recipient.