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Eric Cunstance Shaw Scholarship

An undergraduate coursework scholarship
Up to $6000 to assist students from rural Australia to study law at the University of Sydney.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $6000
  • From a regional or remote area of Australia
  • Commencing a LLB
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
TBC TBC

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued up to $6000 and will be paid as a one-off payment. The scholarship may be shared if more than one recipient is awarded.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be from a regional or remote area of Australia
  • be commencing a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 
  • demonstrate financial hardship.

Background

This scholarship was established in the memory of Mr Eric Cunstance Shaw (BA, LLB) from the estate of Mr Constantine Bloukos for the purposes of assisting students from rural Australia to study law at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. This scholarship was established in the memory of Mr Eric Cunstance Shaw (BA, LLB) from the estate of Mr Constantine Bloukos for the purposes of assisting students from rural Australia to study law at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident from an inner regional, outer regional, remote or very remote area who are commencing the Bachelor of Laws within the Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. inner regional, outer regional, remote/very remote status as determined by the Australian Government Doctor Connect classifications, and

III. a personal statement demonstrating financial hardship.

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

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued up to $6,000 and is paid as a one-off payment. The Scholarship value may be shared if more than one recipient is awarded the Scholarship in any given round. The final value is determined by the selection committee and will be stipulated in the Offer Letter.

b. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean, or their nominee, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

d. 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. 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. is awarded an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of higher value,

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.

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.