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The James Coutts Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship

This scholarship provides financial support to students of outstanding academic merit undertaking honours study in English in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$7,500 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Enrolled full-time in a honours year in English within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
1 November 2022 1 February 2023

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $7,500 and is tenable for up to 1 year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled full-time in a honours year in English within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Background

This scholarship provides financial support to students of outstanding academic merit undertaking honours study in English in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

The scholarship is funded by Janet Coutts.

1. Background

a. This scholarship provides financial support to students of outstanding academic merit undertaking honours study in English in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

b. The scholarship is funded by Janet Coutts.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a honours year in English within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement on how the scholarship will support the applicant’s studies.

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

I. Chair of English, and

II. at least two other academics from English.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $7,500 per annum and is tenable for up to one year.

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

c. The Scholarship cannot be deferred or suspended.

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

e. 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,

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.

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