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The Jane Sheridan Scholarship

A merit based scholarship

A $20,000 scholarship to support Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students to undertake full time study in selected fields.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$20,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Commencing or enrolled in various fields of study
10 June 2021 12 July 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $20,000 and is tenable for up to 3 years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • 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
  • be commencing or currently undertaking full time studies in any of the fields of science, technology and IT, engineering, mathematics, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and/or medicine at the University of Sydney.

Background

Established in 2018, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Jane Sheridan to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to achieve their study goals.

1. Background

a. Established in 2018, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Jane Sheridan to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to achieve their study goals.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must 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.

b. Applicants must be commencing or currently undertaking full time studies in any of the fields of science, technology and IT, engineering, mathematics, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and/or medicine at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, and a personal statement.

b. Preference will be given to students from a rural or regional background as defined by the Australian Government.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) on the recommendation by the selection committee consisting of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), and/or their nominated delegates

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $20,000 per annum and is tenable for up to three years.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid in four equal instalments in April, June, September and November.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Scholarships Office.

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. Higher Degree by Research students must pass the Annual Progress Evaluations.

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. submits the HDR thesis,
III. commences part-time study without prior approval,
IV. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
V. 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,
VI. is awarded an alternative scholarship valued at $8,000 per annum or more that provides a living allowance. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship for the same purpose where the alternative scholarship is of higher value,
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 withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

 

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