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The Mungo William MacCullum Scholarship in Literature

An undergraduate scholarship

This scholarship provides support to undergraduate students studying English at the University of Sydney.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$8,000 p.a.
  • Domestic student
  • Unconditional offer or enrolled full time in an undergraduate degree
  • Studying English
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage and/or hardship
5 October 2022 2 November 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

A full-time enrolled recipient will receive the scholarship valued at $8,000 per annum for the full-time duration of the recipient’s eligible undergraduate degree.

If the recipient is approved to hold the scholarship on a part-time basis, the value of the scholarship will be $4,000 per annum for the equivalent full-time duration of the recipient’s eligible undergraduate degree.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a domestic student
  • have an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney
  • be studying English
  • be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage and/or hardship based at least one of the below criteria:
    • 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 provide assistance to undergraduate students studying English at the University of Sydney.

This Scholarship has been donated by the late Mungo William MacCullum.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to provide assistance to undergraduate students studying English at the University of Sydney.

b. This Scholarship has been donated by the late Mungo William MacCullum.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be studying English.

c. Applicants must be domestic students.

d. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage and/or hardship based at least one of the below criteria:

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. demonstrated evidence of financial disadvantage and/or hardship, and

II. a personal statement that demonstrates how the scholarship will support the applicants studies.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the selection committee which consists of:

I. the Chair of English, and

II. at least two other academics from English.

4. Value

a. A full-time enrolled recipient will receive the scholarship valued at $8,000 per annum for the full-time duration of the recipient’s eligible undergraduate degree.

b. If the recipient is approved to hold the scholarship on a part-time basis, the value of the scholarship will be $4,000 per annum for the equivalent full-time duration of the recipient’s eligible undergraduate degree.

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

d. Deferral and/or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted.

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 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 without prior approval from the Head of School, School of Art, Communication and English,

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. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $8,000 per annum full-time equivalent or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship.

VI. 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.