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Kathleen M Karnaghan and Frederick E English Equity Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship aims to support a domestic student majoring in English who is experiencing hardship or disadvantage.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • First year undergraduate student
  • Majoring in English
  • Experiencing disadvantage or hardship
23 October 2020 16 November 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $5000 and will be paid as a one-off payment.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • be enrolled in the first year of an undergraduate degree majoring in English
  • be able to demonstrate disadvantage or hardship.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1966 to provide support to domestic students studying English who are experiencing hardship. It has been funded by a donation made by Kathleen Margaret Karnaghan and a bequest made by Frederick Alexander Elgar.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 1966 to provide support to domestic students studying English who are experiencing hardship.

b. This Scholarship has been funded donation made by Kathleen Margaret Karnaghan and a bequest made by Frederick Alexander Elgar.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being currently enrolled in their first year in an undergraduate degree majoring in English within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicant must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident.

c. Applicants must 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 (including ongoing effects of abuse),

V. sole-parent responsibilities, and/or

VI. regional or remote disadvantage.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement that demonstrates:

i. why they are studying English,

ii. a commitment to studying English, and

iii. the impact their disadvantage and/ or hardship has on their studies.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Head of School of Literature, Art and Media, or their nominated delegate, and the Chair of Department of English Studies their nominated delegate.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $5000 per annum and will be paid as a one-off payment.

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 Literature, Art and Media 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. None apply

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

V. 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.