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Kerr Scholarship in History

An undergraduate scholarship

This scholarship provides support to students undertaking studies in History. 

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$8,300p.a. (for course duration)
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Advanced Studies student
  • Major in History
  • Experiencing disadvantage or hardship
8 November 2021 15 March 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $8,300 per annum and is tenable for the duration of the eligible degree.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission or currenty enrolled in the Bacholar of Arts or Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies. 
  • be undertaking a major in History.
  • be able to demonstrate disadvantage or hardship.

Background

This Scholarship was established to provide support to students undertaking studies in History.

This Scholarship has been generously donated by Dr Rosemary Kerr.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established to provide support to students undertaking studies in History.

b. This Scholarship has been generously donated by Dr Rosemary Kerr.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in one of the following degrees within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.
I. Bachelor of Arts, or
II. Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
b. Applicants must be undertaking a major in history.

c. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage and/or hardship 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,
VI. regional or remote disadvantage, and/or
VII. identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ+).

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. evidence of hardship and/or disadvantage, and
III. a personal statement that demonstrates:

i. a commitment to studying history,
ii. how the scholarship will assist in the undertaking of the relevant degree, and
iii. the impact that their disadvantage and/or hardship has on their studies.

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

I. Chair of the Department of History or their nominated delegate(s), and
II. at least two academics from the Department of History.

4. Value

a. A recipient enrolled full-time will receive $8,300 per annum for up to the duration of the eligible degree.

b. A recipient enrolled part-time will receive 50% of the full-time rate for up to the equivalent full-time duration of the eligible degree.

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 prior permission of the Head of School, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry.

e. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another University school, 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.