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Faculty of Engineering One Sydney, Many People Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
Up to $40,000 scholarship to encourage and empower students commencing an undergraduate engineering degree by supporting equality of opportunity.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000 p.a. (up to $40,000)
  • Current school leaver
  • Enrol in a bachelor's degree in the Faculty of Engineering
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or experiencing financial hardship and/or from rural/regional/remote area
TBC 2022 TBC 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum and is tenable for the normal duration of candidature up to a maximum value of $40,000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a current school leaver
  • qualify for an undergraduate program (including combined degrees) in the Faculty of Engineering
  • be able to demonstrate one or more of the following:
  • identify as a Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • financial hardship
  • live in a rural, regional or remote area of Australia.

Background

Established in 2021, and inspired by the University’s ‘One Sydney, Many People’ strategy, this Scholarship has been generously funded by the Faculty of Engineering to encourage and empower students commencing an undergraduate degree by supporting equality of opportunity.

1. Background

a. Established in 2021, and inspired by the University’s ‘One Sydney, Many People’ strategy, this Scholarship has been generously funded by the Faculty of Engineering to encourage and empower students commencing an undergraduate degree by supporting equality of opportunity.

b. The scholarships will be called the Engineering One Sydney, Many People Scholarship.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be current school leavers who qualify for entry into an undergraduate program (including combined degrees) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be either an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, and/or a student experiencing financial disadvantage, and/or a student from a rural, regional or remote Australian area or a combination of these.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit based on the candidate’s performance in the NSW HSC or equivalent, and
II. confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity as defined in the University of Sydney Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015, and/or
III. supporting documentation and a personal statement which provides evidence of financial need and any other relevant hardship, and/or
IV. supporting documentation which provides evidence that the applicant’s residential address is classified as inner and/or outer regional, remote or very remote as classified by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Classification.

b. In line with the University’s One Sydney, Many People strategy, preference will be given to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who experience financial disadvantage and/or are living in a rural or remote community, then to financially disadvantaged students, then to students from a rural, outer regional, remote or very remote area of Australia.

c. The application will be ranked, and the Scholarship will be awarded by the Associate Dean Education, or their appointed nominee based on the applicant’s academic records, personal statements and any supporting documentation. The top-ranked students will be offered the scholarship.

d. Subsequent offers may be made in semester 2 depending on unfilled places in semester 1 and subject to available funds.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year and is tenable for the full duration of the student’s candidature up to a maximum value of $40,000.

b. The Scholarship will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester. The value will be paid pro-rata based on enrolled units of study successfully completed (at pass grade or above). Specifically, the semesterly payment will be calculated as the value of enrolled units of study in the current semester less the value of enrolled units of study not successfully completed in the previous semester.

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

d. No other amount is payable.

5. Recipient Eligibility

a. The Scholarship will be awarded subject to the recipient having an unconditional offer of admission to a full-time bachelor’s degree (including combined degrees) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

b. Recipients must enrol full-time or part-time in a bachelor’s degree (including combined degrees) in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney in the semester immediately following award of this scholarship.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship or transfer to another stream or course outside the enrolled School within the Faculty of Engineering is not permitted, without the prior approval of the Associate Dean Education, or their nominated delegate, and it is not transferable to another faculty or university.

6. Ongoing Eligibility

a. Continuation of the scholarship is automatic, until the student either graduates or withdraws their candidature. Scholars who suspend their candidature can continue their scholarship after returning from suspension.

7. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or stream or fails to enrol,
II. 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 university application,
III. accepts an alternative primary scholarship administered by the University of Sydney valued at $8,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this scholarship,
IV. accepts an alternative scholarship administered by the Faculty of Engineering or any School within the Faculty of Engineering, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this scholarship. The exception to this is where the recipient is awarded a placement scholarship, in which case this scholarship will be suspended for the duration of the placement. It will be reinstated at the completion of the placement if there is any scholarship candidature remaining. The value of this scholarship for the period of the placement will be forfeited,
V. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or suspension.
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 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.