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The Jerome De Costa Memorial Undergraduate Degree Show Bursary

An undergraduate scholarship
$5,000 scholarship to financially assist students to exhibit at the undergraduate degree show at the Sydney College of Art.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5,000
  • Currently enrolled in BVA or BVA/BAS
  • Completing last studio unit of study in the year of application
  • Exhibit as part of the graduate exhibition
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
6 April 2023 4 May 2023

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5,000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled in one of the following degrees in the Sydney College of Arts at the University of Sydney:
    • Bachelor of Visual Arts, or
    • Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
  • be completing your last studio unit of study in the year of application
  • be planning to exhibit as part of the graduate exhibition
  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship in one or more of the below:
    • low socio-economic status
    • carer responsibilities
    • long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse)
    • sole-parent responsibilities
    • regional and/or remote disadvantage
    • refugee status
    • LGBTIQ +, and/or
    • first in family.

Background

This scholarship has been established to assist students with the costs associated with the development and presentation of artwork to exhibit at the undergraduate degree show at the Sydney College of Art.

The scholarship is funded by a donation to the University of Sydney by the de Costa family in memory of Jerome de Costa whose enrolment at SCA was sadly prevented by his untimely death.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to assist students with the costs associated with the development and presentation of artwork for exhibit at the end of year undergraduate degree show at the Sydney College of Art.

b. The Scholarship is funded by a donation to the University of Sydney by the de Costa family in memory of Jerome de Costa whose enrolment at SCA was sadly prevented by his untimely death.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled in one of the following degrees in the Sydney College of Arts at the University of Sydney.

I. Bachelor of Visual Arts, or

II. Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

b. Applicants must be completing their last studio unit of study in the year of application.

c. Applicants must be planning to exhibit as part of the graduate exhibition.

d. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial hardship in 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 and/or remote disadvantage,

VII. refugee status,

VIII. LGBTIQ +, and/or

IX. first in family.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. portfolio,

III. demonstrated financial need, and

IV. a personal statement demonstrating how the scholarship will support their work to be exhibited.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Scholarships and Prizes Panel of the Sydney College of Art, or their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $5,000.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment after the census date of Semester 2 in the year of award.

c. Deferral and/or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Scholarships and Prizes Committee of the Sydney College of Art.

d. The scholarship is not transferable to another school, faculty or university.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. 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, or

IV. 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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