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Lucy Firth Equity Honours Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship

This Scholarship was established to provide assist to students undertaking an Honours program at the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry who experience disadvantage or hardship.

 

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5000 pa
  • Undergraduate Philosophy students
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
12 November 2020 1 February 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5000 per annum for up to one year for full-time enrolled students. A part-time enrolled student will receive 50% of the full-time rate for up to two years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled to study full-time or part-time within the Department of Philosophy in one of the following:
    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Philosophy)
    • Honours in Philosophy
    • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (final year)
    • Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Philosophy)
  • demonstrate at least one of the following:
    • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
    • low socio-economic status
    • carer responsibilities
    • long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse)
    • sole-parent responsibilities
    • regional or remote disadvantage
    • hold refugee status.

Background

This scholarship was established to provide assist to students undertaking an Honours program at the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry who experience disadvantage or hardship.

This scholarship is funded by a bequest from the estate of Miss Lucy Firth in 1997. Lucy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established to provide assist to students undertaking an Honours program at the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry who experience disadvantage or hardship.

b. This Scholarship is funded by a bequest from the estate of Miss Lucy Firth in 1997. Lucy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled to study full-time or part-time within the Department of Philosophy, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry at the University of Sydney in one of the following:

I. Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Philosophy),

II. Honours (Philosophy) pathway in the final year of the combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, or

III. Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours in Philosophy)

b. The applicant must demonstrate at least one of the following disadvantage or hardship:

I. identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 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. refugee status.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. evidence of disadvantage, and

III. a personal statement describing their disadvantage and/ or hardship, its impact on their studies and their commitment to comply with the formal requirements of their Honours degree program.

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

I. Head of School of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry or their nominated delegate, and

II. at least two academics from the Department of Philosophy, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry.

4. Value

a. A full-time enrolled Scholarship recipient will receive $5,000 per annum for up to one year.

b. A part-time enrolled Scholarship recipient will receive 50% of the full-time rate for up to two years.

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

d. The Scholarship may be deferred for up to a maximum of one semester with prior approval of the Head of School.

e. The Scholarship is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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 satisfactory academic progress.

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. 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.