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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
$5,000 p.a.
  • Philosophy honours student
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
TBC TBC

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 being currently enrolled to study philosophy within the School of Humanities at the University of Sydney in one of the following:
    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy
    • Honours (Philosophy) pathway in the final year of the combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, or
    • Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) in Philosophy
  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship based on one or more of the below:
    • 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
    • low socio-economic status
    • carer responsibilities
    • long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse)
    • sole-parent responsibilities
    • regional or remote disadvantage
    • refugee status
    • identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ+), and/or
    • first in family.

Background

This Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students undertaking an Honours program in the School of Humanities who are experiencing financial 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 assistance to students undertaking an Honours program in the School of Humanities who are experiencing financial 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. The Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled to study philosophy within the School of Humanities 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. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial hardship based on one or more of the below:

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,

VII. refugee status,

VIII. identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ+, and/or

IX. first in family.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. evidence of financial hardship, and

III. a personal statement describing their financial 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, School of Humanities or their nominated delegate, and

II. at least two academics in Philosophy from the School of Humanities.

4. Value

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

b. A part-time enrolled recipient will receive $2,500 per annum 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 and/or suspended for up to a maximum of one semester with prior approval of the Head of School, School of Humanities.

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 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, or

IV. 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.