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The Neil Black McDougall Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship

This Scholarship provides assistance to undergraduate students experiencing financial hardship to purchase equipment to support their studies.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5,000
  • Commencing or currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree in FASS
  • Must demonstrate financial disadvantage or hardship
TBC TBC

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5,000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney
  • be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage or hardship, based on one or more of the below:

Background

This Scholarship was established in 2022 to provide assistance to undergraduate students experiencing financial hardship to purchase equipment to support their studies.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2022 to provide assistance to undergraduate students experiencing financial hardship to purchase equipment to support their studies.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage or hardship, based on 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 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. a personal statement that demonstrates:


i. their financial disadvantage and/or hardship(s),

ii. budget summary of the equipment that needs to be purchased (up to the value of $5,000), and

iii. how the equipment will support their studies.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by:

I. the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and

II. at least two other academics, or

III. 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 on receipt of Scholarship Acceptance Form.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted.

d. Suspension of the scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

e. The Scholarship is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

g. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. None apply.

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, 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.