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Ivan Roberts Scholarship

A postgraduate and postgraduate research scholarship

This Scholarship was established from a bequest by the late Ivan Roberts to create an annual scholarship for a student of the Sydney Law School who attains the highest pass at graduation for postgraduate study at an approved institution.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$50,000
  • Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor recent graduate
  • Full-time postgraduate student at the Sydney Law School
11 August 2020 29 November 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $50,000 for one year only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be about to graduate from their Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor at the University of Sydney, or have graduated from a Bachelor of Law or Juris Doctor from the University of Sydney within the last two years
  • have applied for or have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a postgraduate coursework degree or research degree within the Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney.

Background

This scholarship was established from a bequest by the late Ivan Roberts to create an annual scholarship for a student of the Sydney Law School who attains the highest pass at graduation for postgraduate study at an approved institution.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established from a bequest by the late Ivan Roberts to create an annual scholarship for a student of the Sydney Law School who attains the highest pass at graduation for postgraduate study at an approved institution.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be:

I. about to graduate from their Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor at the University of Sydney, or

II. have graduated from a Bachelor of Law or Juris Doctor from the University of Sydney within the last 2 years.

b. The applicant must have applied or have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a postgraduate coursework degree or research degree within the Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. personal statements which demonstrates the applicant’s (1) leadership experience, communication skills, personal interests and community engagement and (2) commitment to applying the learning offered by their degree and how their postgraduate study will contribute to making a positive difference to professional and/or legal practice.

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 nominated delegate, and at least one other member of staff from the School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $50,000 for one year only and will become tenable once the applicant has enrolled into their eligible program with the University of Sydney.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as follows:

I. For a coursework student enrolled at the University of Sydney, the Scholarship value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

II. For a research student enrolled at the University of Sydney, the Scholarship value will be paid as a stipend payment for a period of one year only. No extension is possible.

c. The Scholarship is for commencement in the semester or research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred without the prior permission of the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Law School.

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

a. No other amount is payable.

5. Eligibility for Progression/Ongoing Eligibility

a. The recipient is expected to remain enrolled in their course and successfully complete their degree.

b. For a coursework student enrolled at the University of Sydney, to continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65. 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. Changes in Enrolment – postgraduate research students enrolled at the University of Sydney only

a. The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC and their supervisor promptly of any planned changes to their enrolment including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and candidature upgrade or downgrade. If the award holder does not provide notice of the changes identified above, the University may require repayment of any overpaid stipend.

7. Termination – all recipients

a. Unless terminated earlier under this paragraph, the Scholarship will terminate:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the student from their relevant degree,

I. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,

II. if the student ceases to be a full-time student and prior approval has not been obtained to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis,

III. if the recipient receives an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where it is of higher value,

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

V. if the student ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship, (other than during a period in which the Scholarship has been suspended or during a period of approved leave).

II. For research students, on receipt of another supplementary stipend scholarship(s) that increases the overall supplementary amount paid to a student to more than 75% of the primary amount. In such circumstances, the supplementary stipend scholarship of the higher value prevails.

b. The Scholarship may also be terminated by the University before this time if, in the opinion of the University:

I. the course of study is not being carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer,

II. the student fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or

III. the student has committed misconduct or other inappropriate conduct.

c. Stipend payments will be suspended throughout the duration of any enquiry/appeal process.

d. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

8. Misconduct – all recipients

a. Where during the Scholarship a student engages in misconduct, or other inappropriate conduct (either during the Scholarship or in connection with the student’s application and eligibility for the Scholarship), which in the opinion of the University warrants recovery of funds paid to the student, the University may require the student to repay stipend amounts and any other payments made to the student in connection with the Scholarship. Examples of such conduct include and without limitation; academic dishonesty, research misconduct within the meaning of the Research Code of Conduct (for example, plagiarism in proposing, carrying out or reporting the results of research, or failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interests), breach of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation in the application materials or other documentation associated with the Scholarship.

b. The University may require such repayment at any time during or after the Scholarship period. In addition, by accepting this Scholarship, the student consents to all aspects of any investigation into misconduct in connection with this Scholarship being disclosed by the University to the funding body and/or any relevant professional body.