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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
$2000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
  • Studying modern Greek or Byzantine studies
1 March 2021 31 March 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $2000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled beyond your first year of undergraduate studies, or in a master's coursework degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • be studying modern Greek and/or Byzantine studies (including medieval period studies).

Note: Students enrolled in the modern Greek honours program are also eligible.

Background

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

1. Description

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 criteria

a. To be considered eligible for the Scholarship, students must:

I. be currently enrolled in senior undergraduate (any year of study except first year) or masters level study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, and

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

b. Honours students enrolled in the Modern Greek Honours program will also be considered.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded based on a personal statement (up to 250 words) outlining why the applicant should be supported, such as their financial situation and / or academic performance, and including an explanation of how the funds would be beneficial to their current and future studies.

b. The successful recipient of the Scholarship will be determined by the Chair of the Department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies at the University of Sydney.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship has a minimum annual value of $2,000, rising in accordance with the availability of income from the endowment fund, and will be paid as a one off payment.

b. Applicants who were awarded this scholarship previously may apply for support in additional years of study, provided that they meet the application criteria.

c. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. None apply.

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.

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.