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Helen Sham Ho Encouragement Scholarship

A postgraduate scholarship
This scholarship aims to provide support to postgraduate students studying the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) at the University of Sydney.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$7000
  • Master of Social Work student
  • Completed Practice Learning 1
22 March
2022
20 April
2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

$7000 per annum and is tenable for one year. 

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • have completed Practice Learning 1.

Background

This scholarship was established to provide support to postgraduate students studying the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) at the University of Sydney.

This scholarship has been donated by Helen Sham-Ho.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established to provide support to postgraduate students studying the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) at the University of Sydney.

b. This Scholarship has been donated by Helen Sham-Ho.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being currently enrolled into the Master of Social Work (Qualifying) within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. The applicant must have completed Practice Learning 1.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement that demonstrates their commitment to social work including social work values and ethics.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Chair of Social Work and Policy Studies, or their nominated delegate and at least one other academic in Social Work and Policy Studies.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $7000 per annum and is tenable for one year.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment after the applicable census date.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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.

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,

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

VI. 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.