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The Robinson Family Scholarship for Female Indigenous Students (Law)

An undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarship

This scholarship supports female Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking studies in Law at the University of Sydney.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$20,000 p.a. (up to 1.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Female Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrolled in or have an unconditional offer of admission to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree within the University of Sydney Law School
26 October 2022 31 December 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $20,000 pen annum and is tenable for the full-time duration of the student’s degree up to a maximum of 1.5 years.

Who's eligible

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Background

This scholarship was established in 2018. It has been generously donated by Mr William and Mrs Karen Robinson to assist female Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking studies in Law at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 2018, this scholarship has been generously donated by Mr William and Mrs Karen Robinson to assist female Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking studies in Law at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must identify as a female Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity Policy 2015.

b. Applicants must be enrolled in or have an unconditional offer of admission to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree within the University of Sydney Law School. Applicants may apply for the scholarship if they have applied for admission within the Sydney Law School, however, the scholarship offer will only be sent once the student has secured an unconditional offer of admission.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. a personal statement which demonstrates the applicant’s leadership experience, communication skills, personal interests and community engagement.

b. 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 delegates, and at least one other member of staff from the School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $20,000 and per annum and is tenable for the full-time duration of the student’s degree up to a maximum of 1.5 years.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean of the University of Sydney Law School, or their nominated delegates, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 60 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. 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. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $8,300 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VII. 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.

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