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Emilie M Schweitzer Scholarship in French and Germanic Studies

An undergraduate scholarship
The Emilie M Schweitzer Honours Scholarship in French and Francophone Studies and Germanic Studies supports high-achieving honours students.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$8000
  • Enrol in French and Francophone studies or Germanic studies at honours level
  • Minimum WAM of 70
28 May 2020 25 June 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship value at $8000 per annum for up to one year.

Who's eligible

You must be majoring in French and Francophone Studies or Germanic Studies and have a minimum WAM of 70 in senior units; and meet one of the following criteria.

  • Be planning to or currently enrolled in 4000-level units of study in one of the following: 
    • Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
    • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Have completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in French and Francophone Studies or Germanic Studies at another university and apply and enrol in 4000-level units in either:
    • Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Background

This scholarship was established in 2010 from a bequest from Emilie Marguerite Schweitzer to the Department of French and Francophone Studies and the Department of Germanic Studies to support students studying honours in French and/or German.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established in 2010 from a generous bequest made by Emilie Marguerite Schweitzer to the Department of French and Francophone Studies and the Department of Germanic Studies.

b. The Scholarship supports students in the final year of their Bachelor of Arts (Languages), Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies who are majoring in French and Francophone Studies or in Germanic Studies.  

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must:

I. be planning to enrol and subsequently enrol, or be currently enrolled in 4000-level units of study within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in one of the following:

i. Bachelor of Arts (Languages),

ii. Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies,

iii. Bachelor of Arts (Honours), or

II. have completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in French and Francophone Studies or in Germanic Studies at another University and apply for, and subsequently enrol in 4000-level units of study within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in one of the following:

i. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

ii. Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours)

b. Applicants must be intending to enrol full time in French and Francophone Studies or Germanic Studies at Honours level at the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants must have received a weighted average mark (WAM) of 70 or above in previous tertiary studies.

d. Applicants must have received an average of 70% in senior units in French and Francophone Studies and/or Germanic Studies

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement that demonstrates the relevance of French and Francophone Studies or Germanic Studies for the applicant’s future studies or career.

b. Preference will be given to students who can 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,

V. sole-parent responsibilities, and

VI. regional or remote disadvantage.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Head of School of Languages and Cultures or nominee, the Chair of Department of French and Francophone Studies and the Chair of Department of Germanic Studies or their nominated delegate(s).

d. For successful recipients not currently enrolled in 4000-level of units of study a conditional offer of scholarship will be offered, and a upon enrolment in 4000-level of units the successful recipients will receive an unconditional offer of scholarship.

4. Value

a. A successful recipient enrolled full-time will receive $8,000 per annum for up to one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

b. A successful recipient enrolled part-time will receive 50% of the full-time rate for up to 2 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

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

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School of Languages and Cultures and it is not transferable to another major, faculty or University.

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

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. None required.

6. 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, 

IV. is enrolled full-time and accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 or more per annum for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

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.

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.