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Marion Macaulay Bequest Equity Travel Scholarship

An undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarship

The Marion Macaulay Bequest has been bequeathed to the University of Sydney in order to assist students to achieve their educational potential in the area of humanities.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to  $7000
  • Full-time undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
  • Intend to commence exchange/mobility program
27 June 2022 22 July 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

A full-time enrolled student will receive $7000 for an approved exchange program of six months or longer, or $3500 for an approved mobility project less than six months.

If a part-time scholarship is approved, payment will be 50% of the full-time rate.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled to study full-time in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • intend to commence your exchange/mobility program in the current semester of receipt of this scholarship or the following semester
  • not be a recipient of any of the following scholarships:
    • Charles Herbert Currey Memorial Scholarship
    • The Bachelor of Arts (Languages) Exchange Scholarship, or
    • The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship - SCA Travel

Background

This Scholarship is funded by the Marion Macaulay Bequest to assist students to achieve their educational potential in the area of humanities.

The Marion Macaulay Bequest Equity Travel Scholarship was established to support students enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and who wish to experience a professional placement overseas but experience barriers to participation. 

1. Background

a. This Scholarship is funded by the Marion Macaulay Bequest to assist students to achieve their educational potential in the area of humanities. 

b. The Marion Macaulay Bequest Equity Travel Scholarship was established to support students enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and who wish to experience a professional placement overseas but experience barriers to participation. 

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study full-time in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must intend to commence their exchange/mobility program in the semester they receive this Scholarship or the following semester.

c. Applicants must not be recipients of any of the following scholarships:

I. Charles Herbert Currey Memorial Scholarship, 
II. The Bachelor of Arts (Languages) Exchange Scholarship, or 
III. The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship - SCA Travel.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. a personal statement that:

i. demonstrates disadvantage or hardship. This can be a financial and/or non-financial disadvantage or hardship, 
ii. details the type and duration of the exchange/mobility program, and
iii. details how the funds will be utilised.

b. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate disadvantage or hardship, being financial and/or non-financial 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, 
V. sole-parent responsibilities, 
VI. regional or remote disadvantage, 
VII. refugee status, and
VIII. first in family.

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

I. Head of School of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW), 
II. SSESW study abroad coordinator, and
III. at least one other SSESW academic, or their nominated delegate(s). 

4. Value

a. A recipient enrolled full-time will receive the scholarship at the below rates:

I. $7,000 for approved exchange programs of 6 months or longer, or
II. $3,500 for approved mobility projects less than 6 months.

b. If a part-time scholarship is approved, payment will be 50% of the full-time rate.

c. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment prior to the commencement of travel for the program.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission 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. None apply. 

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
II. does not undertake and/or complete the placement that this scholarship is awarded for,
III. commences part-time study without prior approval by the Head of School of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW), 
IV. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance, 
V. 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
VI. 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.