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PD Jack Prize

An undergraduate scholarship in Arabic language and cultures

This scholarship supports first or second year undergraduate students studying a major in Arabic language and cultures in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Tuition fees for 2 units of study
  • First or second year undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in an Arab Language and Cultures major of 2+ units ARBC of study
15 June 2020 8 September 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship will cover the academic tuition fees for two Arabic Language and Cultures (ARBC) units of study and is tenable for one year only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in your first or second year of an undergraduate degree
  • be enrolled in either an ARBC major, or at least one ARBC unit
  • be intending to enrol in at least one more ARBC unit
  • have a WAM of 75 in ARBC units
  • have a WAM of 70 for all other units.

Note: Students who hold a primary scholarship of $6000 per year or more are not eligible.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2014 from the estate of the late Phillip David Jack.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2014 to support undergraduate student(s) studying Arabic Language and Cultures in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures at the University of Sydney.

b. This Scholarship has been donated by the Estate of the late Phillip David Jack.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled in their first or second year in an undergraduate degree.

b. Applicants must be enrolled in either:

I. an Arabic Language and Cultures major, or

II. at least one Arabic Language and Cultures unit in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures.

c. Applicants must be intending to enrol in at least one more Arabic Language and Cultures unit in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures.

d. Applicants must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 75 in Arabic Language or Cultures units and a WAM of 70 for all other units.

e. Applicants who currently hold a primary scholarship valued at $6,000 per annum or more are not eligible for this Scholarship.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

b. Preference will be given to applicants who:

I. are financially disadvantaged,

II. demonstrate leadership and/or creative skills,

III. are from non-Arabic speaking background, or

IV. are enrolled in a major in Arabic Language and Cultures.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School of Languages and Cultures, or their nominated delegates on the recommendation of Chair of Department of Arabic Language and Cultures.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will cover the academic tuition fees for two ARBC units of study and is tenable for one year only.

b. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School of Languages and Cultures and it is not transferable to another University School, Faculty or University.

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

d. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 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 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 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.