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The Politis Family Scholarship in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies

An undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support to students undertaking modern Greek and Byzantine studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5,500
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student in FASS
  • Studying modern Greek or Byzantine studies
23 March 2023 20 April 2023

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5,500.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree or postgraduate coursework degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney
  • have completed a minimum of 48 credit points if you are an undergraduate applicant
  • be studying modern Greek and/or Byzantine studies (including medieval period studies).

Note: Students enrolled in the modern Greek honours program are also eligible. Applicants who were awarded this scholarship previously may also apply

Background

This scholarship was established in 2018 from a gift from Mr Nicholas Politis AM.

The Politis Family Scholarship provides financial support to students undertaking Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. The scholarship was established in 2018 by a gift from Mr Nicholas Politis, AM.

b. The Politis Family Scholarship provides financial support to students undertaking Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree or postgraduate coursework degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Undergraduate applicants must have completed a minimum of 48 credit points.

c. Applicants must be studying in an area of Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies (including Medieval period studies).

d. Honours applicants enrolled in the Modern Greek Honours program will also be considered.

e. Applicants who were awarded this scholarship previously may also apply.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. a personal statement (up to 250 words) outlining:

i. why the applicant should be supported, such as their financial situation and/or academic performance, and

ii. how the funds would be beneficial to their current and future studies.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School of the School of Languages and Cultures, or their nominated delegate on the recommendation of the Chair of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship has a value of $5,500.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment after the applicable census date.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School, School of Languages and Cultures.

d. The Scholarship is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

f. 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. 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, or

IV. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave.

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.