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Emilie M Schweitzer Scholarship in French and Germanic Studies

An undergraduate scholarship

A French and Francophone Studies and Germanic Studies scholarship that
supports high-achieving students.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $8000
  • Studying french and francophone or germanic studies
TBC TBC

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship value at $8000 per annum for up to one year for full-time recipients. Recipients enrolled part-time will recieve $4000 per annum for up to two years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled in 4000-level units of study with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in one of the following: 
    • Bachelor of Arts (Languages),
    • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies,
    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), or
  • have completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in French and Francophone Studies or in Germanic Studies at another University and have an unconditional offer of admission and subsequently enrol in 4000-level units of study within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in one of the following:
    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), or
    • Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours).
  • be majoring in French and Francophone Studies or in Germanic Studies.
  • have recieved an average of 70% in six units of study in French and Francophone Studies or in Germanic Studies.

Background

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.

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. 

2. Eligibility

a. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicants:

I. being 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

I. having completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in French and Francophone Studies or in Germanic Studies at another University and having an unconditional offer of admission 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), or

ii. Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours).

b. Applicants must be majoring in French and Francophone Studies or in Germanic Studies. 

c. Applicants must have received an average of 70% in six units of study in French and Francophone Studies or in 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,

VI. regional or remote disadvantage, and/or

VII. identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ+).

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the:

I. Head of School of the School of Languages and Cultures, 

II. Chair of French and Francophone Studies, and 

III. Chair of Germanic Studies, or 

IV. their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

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

b. A 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 and/or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School of the School of Languages and Cultures.

e. The Scholarship cannot be transferred to another major, faculty or University. 

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

g. 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 50 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. 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. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $8,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship, 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 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.