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Marion Macaulay Internship Scholarship in Education and Social Work

An undergraduate and  postgraduate coursework scholarship

This scholarship supports coursework students in the School of Education and Social Work who will be undertaking an internship.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • Currently enrolled in a coursework degree in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work 
  • Must commence internship in the current year of receipt of scholarship
27 June 2022 10 August 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for one semester.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled in in any coursework degree that requires an internship as part of the completion requirements in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney
  • commence their internship in the current year of receipt of this Scholarship
  • have been accepted into an approved internship that is determined by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to complement their current degree. An approved internship must be a minimum of 95 hours.

Background

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

The Scholarship will provide financial support to high-achieving students enrolled in a coursework degree in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work and have commenced or are undertaking their internship.

An internship is a professional work placement that provides students with practical experience that complements their academic studies and sets them up for the graduate workforce. An internship must be for at least 95 hours over the period of the internship.

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 Scholarship will provide financial support to high-achieving students enrolled in a coursework degree in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work and have commenced or are undertaking their internship.

c. An internship is a professional work placement that provides students with practical experience that complements their academic studies and sets them up for the graduate workforce. An internship must be for at least 95 hours over the period of the internship.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled in any coursework degree that requires an internship as part of the completion requirements in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must commence their internship in the current year of receipt of this Scholarship. 

c. Applicants must have been accepted into an approved internship that is determined by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to complement their current degree. An approved internship must be a minimum of 95 hours.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. a personal statement that demonstrates how the scholarship will assist the student to achieve their educational potential by undertaking their internship, and
II. if applicable, a personal statement that demonstrates hardship as per clause 3b.

b. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate hardship including:

I. identify 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. have carer responsibilities,
III. have a long-term medical condition or ongoing effects of abuse,
IV. be a person with a disability,
V. hold refugee status,
VI. regional or remote disadvantage,
VII. have sole parent responsibilities,
VIII. other individual or family disadvantage, or
IX. first in family.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Head of School, School of Education and Social Work or their nominee, and at least two other academic members of staff within the School of Education and Social Work.  

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for one semester only. 

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment after the census date of the semester for which the offer is made.

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

d. No other amount is payable. 

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

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. does not undertake an internship in the required semester, 
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.

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.