An undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarship
This scholarship provides support to an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student undertaking a degree in social work/social welfare.
|Value||Eligibility||Open date||Close date|
|$10,000 or $5,000||
A full-time enrolled recipient will receive $10,000 per annum for up to one year.
A part-time enrolled recipient will receive $5,000 per annum for up to two years.
This scholarship is in memory of Romy Waterlow, who spent the last eight years of her life dedicated to working as a counsellor in the area of HIV/AIDS at Royal North Shore Hospital and within the North Shore community.
a. This scholarship is in memory of Romy Waterlow, who spent the last eight years of her life dedicated to working as a counsellor in the area of HIV/AIDS at Royal North Shore Hospital and within the North Shore community.
b. This scholarship will support students undertaking a degree in social work/social welfare specialising in any of the following areas: HIV/ Aids, mental health, violence, disability, discrimination and marginalisation, poverty, homelessness.
a. Applicants must be undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree in social work/social welfare specialising in any of the following areas:
II. mental health,
V. discrimination and marginalisation,
VI. poverty, and/or
b. The applicant must demonstrate financial hardship based on one or more of the below:
I. 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,
II. low socio-economic status,
III. carer responsibilities,
IV. long-term medical condition/disability,
V. sole-parent responsibilities,
VI. regional or remote disadvantage,
VII. refugee status,
VIII. identify as LGBTIQ+, and/or
IX. first in family.
3. Selection Criteria
a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:
I. academic merit,
II. evidence of financial hardship, and
III. a personal statement which includes:
i. details of their financial hardship, and
ii. how the scholarship will support their studies.
b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of:
I. Chair of Social Work as chair, and
II. at least two other academics in Social Work.
a. A full-time enrolled recipient will receive $10,000 per annum for up to one year.
b. A part-time enrolled recipient will receive $5,000 per annum for up to two years.
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 without the prior permission of the Head of School, Sydney School of Education and Social Work.
e. The Scholarship is not transferable to another 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. To continue receipt of the Scholarship:
I. a recipient enrolled in a coursework degree must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 50 each semester, or
II. a recipient enrolled in an Honours must maintain satisfactory academic performance.
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.
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,
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.