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Marion Macaulay Bequest Master of Education

Leadership in Aboriginal Education
$15,000 postgraduate coursework scholarship to support students to achieve their education goals in the area of humanities.

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Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$15,000
  • Unconditional offer holder, or currently enrolled in the Master of Education (Leadership in Aboriginal Education)
TBC TBC

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $15,000 per annum and is tenable for one year.

Who's eligible

You must have an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled in the Master of Education (Leadership in Aboriginal Education).

Background

The Marion Macaulay Bequest was 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 Master of Education (Leadership in Aboriginal Education) Scholarship has been established to provide financial support to commencing and currently enrolled in the Master of Education (Leaderships in Aboriginal Education).

1. Background

a. The Marion Macaulay Bequest was 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 Master of Education (Leadership in Aboriginal Education) Scholarship has been established to provide financial support to commencing and currently enrolled in the Master of Education (Leaderships in Aboriginal Education).

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission or currently enrolled to study in the Master of Education (Leadership in Aboriginal Education) within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement that demonstrates disadvantage or hardship. This can be a financial and/or non-financial disadvantage or hardship.

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, and

VI. regional or remote disadvantage.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Head of School of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, the coordinator of the Master of Education (Leadership in Aboriginal Education) and at least one other academic from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW) or their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $15,000 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 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. 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. 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. accepts an alternative living allowance scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

V. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VI. 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.