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Undergraduate Scholarship in Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship assists students to study aeronautical and aerospace engineering at the Faculty of Engineering.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000 pa (for up to 4 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Low SES or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Apply for aeronautical or aerospace engineering
  • High achiever
29 September 2021 6 December 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6000 per year for up to four years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be a recent high school leaver
  • be from a rural area of Australia, and/or a low-socio-economic background (as detailed in the terms and conditions, below), and/or 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
  • apply for a Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering) at the University of Sydney
  • achieve an ATAR of 95 or above.

Note: In the event that a commencing student is not identified, those enrolled in their first year of studying with the Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering) may apply.

Background

Established in 2014, this scholarship has been generously funded by a donor to assist students studying aeronautical or aerospace engineering.

1. Background

a. Established in 2014, this Scholarship has been generously funded by a donor to support the area of aeronautical and/or aerospace engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must:

I. be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident,
II. be a recent school leaver,
III. achieve a minimum ATAR of 95 in the NSW HSC or equivalent, and
IV. qualify for entry into the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Aeronautical Engineering) degree or the Bachelor of Engineering Honours with Space Engineering degree within the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must also meet one or more of the following equity criteria:

I. be from a rural area, and/or
II. be from a low-socio- economic background (defined as financial hardship, disability, significant medical hardship, family hardship, or attendance at an EAS listed school), and/or
III. identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.

c. In the event that a commencing student is not identified, applications will be opened to students enrolled in their first year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering).

d. Recipients must enrol full-time in the eligible degree in the semester immediately following award of this scholarship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit based on performance in the NSW HSC or equivalent, and
II. supporting documentation which provides evidence of primary residential address in a rural area (an inner regional, outer regional, remote or very remote area as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics ASGS Remoteness Classification, Health Workforce Locator), and/or
III. supporting documentation and a personal statement which provides evidence of low-socio-economic background (defined as financial hardship, disability, significant medical hardship, or family hardship, or attendance at an EAS listed school), and/or
IV. confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity as defined in the University of Sydney Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Engineering, or their nominated delegate, and at least one academic staff member from the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering as nominated by the Head of School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 per annum and is tenable for up to 4 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 Associate Dean, Education, or their nominee, and it is not transferable to another school, faculty or university.

d. The scholarship may be held part-time due to extenuating circumstances such as a medical condition which limits the student’s capacity to undertake full-time study. An application to hold the scholarship part-time must be submitted via the Scholarships Office for the consideration of the Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Engineering, or their nominated delegate. If approved, the value will be paid on a pro-rata basis.

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

f. 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,
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,
VI. accepts an alternative scholarship administered by the Faculty of Engineering or any School within the Faculty of Engineering, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this scholarship,
VII. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VIII. 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.