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The Peter Koning Undergraduate Scholarship in Engineering

An undergraduate scholarship
$20,000 per annum for a domestic student at the Faculty of Engineering who identifies as an Aboriginal and or/Torres Strait Islander.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$20,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrol in a bachelor's degree in the Faculty of Engineering
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How to apply

Apply here.

Students who have applied through the Gadigal entry pathway and/or E12 scheme and have identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander will also be considered for the scholarship without having to complete a separate application form.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $20,000 per annum and is tenable for up to 4 years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a domestic student
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • qualify for an undergraduate program (including combined degrees) in the Faculty of Engineering.

Background

This scholarship has been established to encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study engineering or a related discipline at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

This scholarship was established through the generous support of Network Rail Consulting. 

1. Background

a. This scholarship has been established to encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study engineering or a related discipline at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.

b. This scholarship was established through the generous support of Network Rail Consulting.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must have completed the NSW HSC or equivalent in the year prior to commencing their studies.

b. Applicants must be studying fulltime in their first year in any of the following Undergraduate courses: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Project Management, Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering.

c. Applicants must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit based on the candidate’s performance in the NSW HSC or equivalent,
II. confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity as defined in the University of Sydney Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015,
III. and an interview.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, or their nominated delegate in consultation with the Grantor.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $20,000 per annum and is tenable for up to 4 years.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester. Scholarship will be paid on a pro-rata basis based on the number of units passed capped at the maximum value of $80,000 for the duration of the degree.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior approval of the Associate Dean (Education) and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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 remain enrolled full time in their undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Engineering.

b. Recipients can hold the scholarship part-time only under extenuating circumstances and with the approval of Associate Dean (Education).

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

7. Other requirements

a. The applicants agree to provide their personal information to Network Rail Consulting. The personal information of the applicants will only be utilised for the purpose of the scholarship recipient selection, following the award no personal information will be retained without the consent of the student.

8. Acknowledgement

a. The successful recipient must acknowledge the support of Network Rail Consulting in any publications.

9. Confidentiality

a. The successful recipient is required to keep all confidential information disclosed by the Network Rail Consulting or the University of Sydney confidential and ensure it is not disclosed to a third party without the prior written consent of the University of Sydney or Network Rail Consulting, as appropriate, or as required by law.