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Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship

An undergraduate or postgraduate travel scholarship
Up to $7500 scholarship for social work students to undertake an online program or travel overseas on exchange.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $7500
  • Student at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Undertaking an online program or traveling overseas with an exchange partner University
29 April 2021 16 June 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at:

  • $3000 for a short-term professional experience or approved exchange program
  • $7500 for a long-term professional experience or approved exchange program
  • $5000 if the recipient already holds another primary scholarship for the long-term professional experience or approved exchange program
  • up to $1000 for an approved online program with an exchange partner university.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • undertaking an approved online program with an exchange partner University or be traveling overseas on an approved exchange or professional experience that is credited towards your degree
  • not hold more than two awards from the bequest or another exchange scholarship.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1995 from the Miss Marion Macaulay Bequest.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 1995 to provide assist to students to achieve their educational potential in the area of humanities. The Scholarship will provide financial support to high achieving undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students who are undertaking an approved online program with an exchange partner University or travelling overseas for approved exchange or professional experience.

b. This Scholarship was bequeathed to the University through the Marion Macaulay Bequest.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be:

I. travelling overseas on an approved exchange to be credited towards their degree,
II. travelling overseas for approved professional experience (eg. Internships or practicum) that is to be credited towards their degree, or
III. undertaking an online program with an exchange partner University.

c. Applicants must not hold more than two awards from the bequest from the University of Sydney.

d. Applicants travelling overseas on a short-term professional experience or approved exchange program (up to 3 months) or conducting an online program with an exchange partner University cannot hold another Scholarship for the same purpose.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and
II. a personal statement demonstrating how the scholarship will support their studies.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or the Head of School of Education and Social Work, or their nominee, and one other academic member of staff within the School.

4. Value

a. A successful recipient who has applied and is travelling overseas for a short-term professional experience or approved exchange program (up to 3 months) will be awarded up to $3,000.

b. A successful recipient who has applied and is travelling overseas for a long-term professional experience or approved exchange (3 months and above) will be awarded up to $7,500.

c. If a successful recipient who has applied and is travelling overseas for a long-term professional experience or approved exchange (3 months and above) already holds a primary scholarship for the same purpose, the recipient will receive this Scholarship up to a value of $5,000.

d. A successful recipient who is undertaking an online program with an exchange partner University will be awarded up to $1,000.

e. Payment will be made as a one-off payment on receipt of proof of exchange, professional experience or registration for online program.

f. The Scholarship is not deferrable or transferable to another purpose or degree program.

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

h. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. Not applicable.

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 undertake the travel overseas for the purpose of the Scholarship in the approved timeframe,  or
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.

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.