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Marion Macaulay Bequest Equity Travel Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship

The Marion Macaulay Bequest has been bequeathed to the University of Sydney in 1995 in order to assist students to achieve their educational potential in the area of humanities.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to  $7500
  • Full-time Bachelor of Education student
  • Intend to commence exchange/mobility program
24 February 2021 6 April 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $7500 for approved exchange programs of six months or longer, or $3500 for approved mobility projects less than six months, and is tenable for one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled to study full-time in any of the below degrees at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
    • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
    • Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)
    • Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Mathematics and Science)
    • Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education)
  • 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 the Marion Macaulay Bequest Master of Teaching Scholarship or the Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship.

Background

The Marion Macaulay Bequest has been bequeathed to the University of Sydney in 1995 in order 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 a Bachelor degree in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW) who wish to experience a professional placement overseas but experience barriers to participation.

1. Background

a. The Marion Macaulay Bequest has been bequeathed to the University of Sydney in 1995 in order 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 a Bachelor degree in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW) 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 any of the below degrees within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

I. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood),

II. Bachelor of Education (Primary),

III. Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences),

IV. Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Mathematics and Science), or

V. Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education).

b. Applicants must intend to commence their exchange/mobility program in the current semester of receipt of this Scholarship or the following semester.

c. Applicants must not be recipients of the Marion Macaulay Bequest Master of Teaching Scholarship or the Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship.

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, and

ii. details the type and duration of the exchange/mobility program.

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, and

VII. refugee status.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Head of School of SSESW, the SSESW study abroad coordinator and at least one other SSESW academic, or their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at the below rates and is tenable for one year:

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

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

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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

e. 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 complete the placement,

III. commences part-time study without prior approval,

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,

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 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 withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.