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The GO Foundation Indigenous Scholarship in Engineering

An undergraduate scholarship
A scholarship valued at up to $40,000 to support undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study engineering.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000 p.a. (for up to 4 years)
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Apply for or be enrolled in an undergraduate engineering degree
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
24 September 2020 18 January 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum for up to four years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a domestic student
  • have applied (and subsequently enrol) or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree (including combined degrees) at the Faculty of Engineering
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship.

Background

This scholarship has been generously funded by the Goodes O'Loughlin (GO) Foundation to encourage, support and empower Indigenous Australians through education.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2020 to support Indigenous Australian students in tertiary education.

b. This Scholarship has been generously funded by the Goodes O'Loughlin (GO) Foundation Limited and aims to encourage, support and empower Indigenous Australians through education.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must:

I. be a domestic student,

II. have applied and subsequently enrol, or be currently enrolled, in an undergraduate degree, including combined degrees, within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney,

III. 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,

IV. be able to demonstrate financial hardship, and

V. enrol 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 as determined by:

i. performance in the NSW HSC or equivalent, for a recent school leaver, or

ii. weighted average mark (WAM) or semester average mark (SAM) (if only 1 semester completed), for a tertiary level applicant,

II. supporting documentation and a personal statement which provides evidence of financial hardship, and

III. a personal statement demonstrating a passion for learning, a desire to work hard, achieve and give back to the community and a strong cultural identity or a desire to understand more about their cultural heritage.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services, Faculty of Engineering, or their nominated delegate, and at least one academic member of staff of the Faculty of Engineering, and with the approval of two designated representatives of the Grantor.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum and is tenable for up to four years at normal full-time progression, up to a maximum value of $40,000.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester. The value will be paid pro-rata based on enrolled units of study successfully completed (at pass grade or above). Specifically, the semesterly payment will be calculated as the value of enrolled units of study in the current semester less the value of enrolled units of study not successfully completed in the previous semester.

c. If awarded to a currently enrolled student, the scholarship is tenable for the remaining candidature, paid on a pro-rata basis as per clause 4.b.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering or their nominated delegate and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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 remain enrolled in their undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

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. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

III. 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,

IV. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

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

VI. 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 recipient 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. If requested by the Grantor, the recipient must provide a copy of any thesis authored within the duration of the scholarship to the Goodes O’Loughlin Foundation Limited prior to submission for publication.

8. Intellectual Property, Attribution and Confidentiality

a. The successful recipient of this Scholarship must complete the Student Deed Poll supplied by the University of Sydney. Intellectual property and confidentiality will be covered by the Student Deed Poll.

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