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Social Work Field Education Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship

This Scholarship aims to support students undertaking their field education in their final year at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000 p.a. (for 1 year)
  • Final year Bachelor of Social Work degree student
  • Enrol in Field Education 1 and Field Education 2A and 2B 
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage or hardship
19 April 2021 3 May 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6000 and is tenable for  1 year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled full-time in your final year of Bachelor of Social Work degree
  • be undertaking both the following in 2021:

- Field Education 1 (SCWK3005 or SCWK3009), and

- Field Education 2A and 2B.

  • be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage and/or hardship

Background

This Scholarship was established in 2021 to support students undertaking their field education as part of their final year of the Bachelor of Social Work Degree.
 

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2021 to support students undertaking their field education as part of their final year of the Bachelor of Social Work Degree.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being currently enrolled full-time in their final year of Bachelor of Social Work degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be undertaking both the following in 2021:

I. Field Education 1 (SCWK3005 or SCWK3009), and
II. Field Education 2A and 2B.

c. Applicants must demonstrate disadvantage or hardship, being financial and/or non-financial 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, and/or
VI. regional or remote disadvantage.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. a personal statement that demonstrates disadvantage and/or hardship and the student’s commitment to completing field education in 2021.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School of Education and Social Work and at least two other academics in Social Work, or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 per annum and is tenable for one year.

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 Head of School of Education and Social Work and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. 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, or
V. 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.