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Pitt Cobbett Scholarship

An undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarship
Supporting students in need of financial assistance to study law.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $5,000
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • Enrolled in a combined undergraduate law degree or JD
13 May 2021 18 July 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at up to $5,000 and is paid as a one-off payment. The final value awarded is based on the level of financial hardship demonstrated. The value will be stipulated in the Offer Letter.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship
  • be enrolled full-time in a combined undergraduate law degree or Juris Doctor (JD).

Background

This scholarship was established in 1939 by a bequest from Professor Pitt Cobbett, first chair of law in 1890 and first dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. The bequest was made to support to study of law by students in need of financial assistance.

1. Background

a. Established in 1939 by a bequest from Professor Pitt Cobbett, first Chair of Law in 1890 and first Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. The bequest was made to support to study of law by students in need of financial assistance.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in either the undergraduate Combined Law or the Juris Doctor Program at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial hardship.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a personal statement demonstrating financial hardship.

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Dean of the University of Sydney law School or their nominated delegate, and at least one other member of staff from the School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at up to $5,000 and is paid as a one-off payment. The final value awarded is determined by the selection committee and is based on the level of financial hardship demonstrated. The value will be stipulated in the Offer Letter.

b. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Associate Dean for Professional Law Programs, or their nominee and it is not transferable for another purpose.

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

d. No other amount is payable.

5. 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. 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, or
IV. 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.