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Margaret Hamer Scholarship for Women in Engineering

An undergraduate scholarship
$6000 scholarship to encourage prospective female students with a strong academic record to pursue further studies in engineering.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • Female
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Recently completed high school
  • Enrol in any Bachelor of Engineering degree
26 April 2022 5 October 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $6000 and is tenable for one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be female
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • have recently completed high school
  • qualify for entry into a Bachelor of Engineering Honours in any specialisation within the Faculty of Engineering

Note: Combined degrees are also eligible. 

Background

Established in 2013, this scholarship has been generously donated by the Hamer family to encourage prospective female students with a strong academic record to pursue further studies in engineering at the Faculty of Engineering.

1. Background

a. Established in 2013, this Scholarship has been generously donated by the Hamer family to encourage prospective female students with a strong academic record to pursue further studies in engineering at the Faculty of Engineering.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must:

I. be female, as stipulated in the deed of gift,
II. be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident,
III. be a recent school leaver who qualifies for entry into an undergraduate program (including combined degrees) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

b. Recipients must enrol full-time in an eligible degree in the semester immediately following award of this scholarship.

3. Selection criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit based on performance in the NSW HSC or equivalent.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Engineering, or other delegate nominated by the Dean, an academic staff member of the Faculty of Engineering, and if practicable, the donor or their nominated representative.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 per annum and is tenable for one year.

b. The Scholarship annual 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 permission of the Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Engineering, or their nominee, and it is not transferable to another school, faculty or university, without prior approval.

d. The scholarship may be held part-time due to extenuating circumstances such as a medical condition which limits the student’s capacity to undertake full-time study. An application to hold the scholarship part-time must be submitted via the Scholarships Office for the consideration of the Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Engineering, or their nominated delegate. If approved, the value will be paid on a pro-rata basis.

e. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

f. 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. 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 8,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,
VI. accepts an alternative scholarship administered by the Faculty of Engineering or any School within the Faculty of Engineering, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this scholarship, or
VII. 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.