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The Sandra Cadwallader Indigenous Economics Scholarships

An undergraduate scholarship
$50,000 yearly scholarship to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study a Bachelor of Economics.

Highlights

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$50,000 pa (for course duration)
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Qualify and enrol full time into the Bachelor of Economics or the Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies following the completion of the HSC or equivalent
23 August 2022 1 November 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year for the duration of your studies.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • qualify and enrol full time into one of the following degrees at the University of Sydney, following the completion of their HSC or equivalent:
    • Bachelor of Economics
    • Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
  • identify as an 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.

Background

Established in 2018, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Peter and Sandra Cadwallader to support Indigenous undergraduate students undertaking a Bachelor of Economics or combined Bachelor of Economics/ Bachelor of Advanced Studies at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 2018, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Peter and Sandra Cadwallader to support Indigenous undergraduate students undertaking a Bachelor of Economics or combined Bachelor of Economics/ Bachelor of Advanced Studies at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must qualify and enrol full time into one of the following degrees at the University of Sydney, following the completion of their HSC or equivalent (subject to deferral as stated in clause 4.g):

I. Bachelor of Economics, or

II. Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

b. Applicants must identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as per University of Sydney Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy 2015.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. a personal statement demonstrating their commitment to studying economics and how the scholarship will support their studies, and

III. a written recommendation letter from the applicant’s School Principal (only for students currently completing their HSC or equivalent).

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee including:

I. the Head of School, School of Economics, or their nominated delegate, and

II. at least two other academics in Economics.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per annum and is tenable for the duration of the Bachelor of Economics or Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

b. A recipient approved to enrol part-time will receive 50% of the value per annum stated in clause 4.f for the duration of their eligible degree.

c. A successful recipient of this Scholarship will receive a conditional scholarship offer. Once the successful recipient receives an unconditional offer of admission into the Bachelor of Economics or Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, they will receive an unconditional Scholarship offer.

d. For Bachelor of Economics recipients, the Scholarship may be extended for an additional year if the student elects to complete a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) year.

e. The value of the Scholarship will cover the following costs:

I. up to $10,000 per annum towards University course fees (this will be paid direct to the University),

II. up to $25,000 per annum towards on campus accommodation costs (this will be paid direct to the accommodation centre),

III. up to $10,000 per annum towards the successful recipients living expenses (this will be paid in two instalments after the census date of each semester), and

IV. up to $5,000 per annum towards 4.e.I, 4.e.II or 4.e.III as determined by the University.

f. If the successful recipient decides not to live in on campus accommodation the University may:

I. pay these funds to the student to assist with alternate accommodation costs and/or their living expenses, and/or

II. apply these funds to award another applicant a Scholarship.

g. Deferral and suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School, School of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

h. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another University school, faculty, degree or university.

i. 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 65 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 of the Head of School, School of Economics,

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 $8,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship, or

VI. 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.

7. Reporting

a. A successful recipient must provide a report towards the end of each year to the donor.