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Sciences Po Dual Degree Equity Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship aims to provide support to students studying a Sciences Po dual degree who are experiencing disadvantage or hardship.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$15,000 pa (for 2 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Full-time Bachelor of Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France) or Bachelor of Economics (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France) student
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
18 October 2022 25 January 2023

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

A recipient enrolled full-time will receive the scholarship valued at $15,000 per annum for the first two years of the degree.

A recipient enrolled part-time and approved to hold the scholarship on a part-time basis will receive the scholarship valued at $7,500 per annum for the first four years of the degree.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Austalian citizen
  • have a conditional offer of admission to study full-time in a Bachelor of Arts (Dual Degree, Science Po, France) or Bachelor of Economics (Dual Degree, Science Po, France)
  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship

Background

This scholarship was established in 2020 to provide support to students studying the Bachelor of Arts (Sciences Po Dual Degree) or Bachelor of Economics (Sciences Po Dual Degree) who are experiencing either disadvantage or hardship.

It is funded by a bequest made in 1973, together with several donations made by Gladys Marks.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2020 to provide support to students studying the Bachelor of Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France) or Bachelor of Economics (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France) who are experiencing either disadvantage or hardship.

b. This Scholarship is funded by way of a bequest made in 1973, together with several donations made by Gladys Marks during her lifetime.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having a conditional offer of admission to study full-time in a:

I. Bachelor of Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France), or

II. Bachelor of Economics (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France).

b. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen.

c. Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship based on one or more of the below:

I. identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015,

II. low socio-economic status,

III. carer responsibilities,

IV. long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse),

V. sole-parent responsibilities,

VI. regional or remote disadvantage,

VII. refugee status,

VIII. identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ+), and/or

IX. first in family.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement demonstrating financial hardship.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the:

I. Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Programs, and

II. Head of Strategic and Partnerships and Engagement or

III. their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. A recipient enrolled full-time will receive the scholarship valued at $15,000 per annum for the first two years of the degree.

b. A recipient enrolled part-time and approved to hold the scholarship on a part-time basis will receive the scholarship valued at $7,500 per annum for the first four years of the degree.

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

d. If, at the end of the two-year study period at Sciences Po, the recipient does not enrol at the University of Sydney to continue their program, the recipient is required to repay the full amount of the Scholarship received.

e. Deferral and/or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School, School of Art, Communication and English.

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

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

h. 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 (or equivalent).

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 Art, Communication and English,

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 a full-time recipient or $4,000 per annum or more for a part-time recipient 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.