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Longworth Scholarship for the Juris Doctor

A postgraduate coursework scholarship
Assisting exemplary and financially disadvantaged law students to further their career in law.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$20,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Offer of admission to study the Juris Doctor Program full-time at the Sydney Law School
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
30 May  2022 31 October 2022

How to apply

Apply through the UAC Equity Scholarship to be considered for this scholarship.

All supporting documents should be submitted to UAC by 31 December 2021 in order to be considered for scholarship offers by end of January 2022. Only successful recipients will be informed by the Scholarships Office via email.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $20,000 and will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • have an unconditional offer of admission to study the Juris Doctor Program full-time at The University of Sydney Law School
  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1998 by the bequest of the late Barbara Irene Longworth. The scholarship is designed to assist an exemplary and needy law student to further their career in law.

1. Background

a. Established in 1998 by the generous bequest of the late Barbara Irene Longworth, this Scholarship is designed to assist an exemplary and needy law student to further their career in law.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of full-time admission in the Juris Doctor (JD) within the University of Sydney Law School.

b. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or Australian permanent resident.

c. Students who have already commenced their JD, or students transferring from other programs are not eligible to apply. d. Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial hardship.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Dean of the Sydney Law School, or their nominee and at least one other member of staff from the School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $20,000 and is tenable for one year only.

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

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior agreement of the Dean, or their nominated delegate. It is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds. e. 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 65 each semester.

b. Permission to hold this Scholarship part-time will only be considered with the prior approval of the Dean of the Sydney Law School for exceptional circumstances, such as a medical condition which limits a recipient’s capacity to study full-time.

c. 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. commences part-time study without prior approval,

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

IV. 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,

V. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

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

VII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once a Scholarship has been terminated, it cannot 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.