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Raymond L Debus Scholarship

A School of Education and Social Work scholarship
This scholarship supports honours students or graduates in postgraduate research programs in the field of education pursue advanced studies or research in the field of education in Australia or overseas.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5000 or $8500
  • Domestic student
  • Studying or conducting research in education
1 November 2019 6 January 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5000 for full-time honours students, $8500 for full-time master's by research or PhD students.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
  • be enrolled full time in the Bachelor of Education (Honours), or a master's by research or PhD undertaking research in the field of education
  • be willing to undertake research in the field of education.

Note: Master's by research or PhD students must be graduates of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

Background

This scholarship is funded by a bequest made by Associate Professor Raymond L Debus, who taught and researched in the area of educational psychology at the University of Sydney from 1958 to 1996.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established to assist honours students or graduates in research higher degree programs in the field of education pursue advanced studies or research in the field of education in Australia or overseas.

b. This Scholarship is funded by a bequest made by Associate Professor Raymond L. Debus, who taught and researched in the area of educational psychology at the University of Sydney from 1958 to 1996.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident.

b. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney in one of the following programs:

I. Bachelor of Education Honours Program,

II. Masters by Research undertaking research in the field of education, or

III. PhD undertaking research in the field of education.

c. Applicants must be willing to undertake research in the field of education.

d. Masters by Research or PhD applicants must be graduates of Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. a personal statement which demonstrates how the Scholarship will assist them in their studies,

III. curriculum vitae, and

IV. a referee report from their academic supervisor from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by Head of School, Sydney School of Education and Social Work following recommendation from a selection committee consisting of the:

I. Head of School or their nominated delegate, and

II. at least two other academics from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is tenable for one year only and valued at:

I. $5,000 for Honours students, and

II. $8,500 for Masters by Research or PhD students.

b. A scholarship recipient who changes their enrolment from full-time to part-time study during the Scholarship tenure must have the change approved by the Head of School. If approved, the part-time scholarship is tenable for up to two years and is valued at:

I. $2,500 for Honours students, and

II. $4,250 for Masters by Research or PhD students.

c. The Scholarship value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of:

I. each semester for Honours students, and

II. Research Period 2 and Research Period 3 for Masters by Research or PhD students.

d. The Scholarships may be deferred for up to 6 months with prior permission of the Head of School, Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

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

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

g. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain satisfactory academic performance.

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. For Honours recipients, 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. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

IV. 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,

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. For Masters by Research or PhD students, the Scholarship will be terminated:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the recipient from their research degree,

II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,

III. if the recipient ceases to be a full-time student and prior approval has not been obtained to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis,

IV. upon the recipient having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy,

V. if the recipient currently holds or receives and accepts an alternative primary stipend scholarship this Scholarship will be determined as a Supplementary scholarship. If the overall supplementary stipend rate paid to the student is more than 75% of the primary stipend amount this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative stipend scholarship where it is of higher value,

VI. if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approve leave, or

VII. if the recipient ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship, (other than during a period in which the Scholarship has been suspended or during a period of approved leave).

c. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

d. 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.

7. Reporting

a. Recipients are required to submit a report to the Sydney School of Education and Social Work Scholarships and Prizes Coordinator on completion of their Scholarship. The report should be 500 words and indicate how the Scholarship was beneficial in their studies.

 

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