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The Sir William Tyree Engineering Scholarship Program

An undergraduate scholarship
$16,000 p.a scholarship to support students undertaking studies in Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering.

Highlights

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$16,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Recent school leaver
  • Enrol full-time in a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical Engineering)
  • Demonstrate financial need, financial disadvantage, or social disadvantage
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How to apply

Apply here.

Applicants of the E12 Scheme will automatically be considered for this scholarship without having to complete a separate application form.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $16,000 per annum and is tenable for 4 years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a domestic student
  • be a recent school leaver
  • qualify and commence a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical Engineering)
  • be able to demonstrate financial need, financial disadvantage, or social disadvantage.

Applicants commencing combined degrees are not eligible for this scholarship.

Background

This Scholarship was established in 2022 to encourage and support disadvantaged students commencing an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney.

This Scholarship has been donated by the Sir William Tyree Foundation.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2022 to encourage and support disadvantaged students commencing an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney.

b. This Scholarship has been donated by the Sir William Tyree Foundation.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must:
I. be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident,
II. be a recent school leaver who qualifies for entry into and be commencing a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical Engineering), and
III. be able to demonstrate financial need, financial disadvantage, or social disadvantage.

b. Recipients must enrol full-time in the eligible degree in the semester immediately following award of this scholarship.

c. Applicants commencing combined degrees are not eligible for this scholarship.
3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:
I. academic merit as determined by the applicant’s performance in the NSW HSC or equivalent,
II. supporting documentation which provides evidence of financial need, financial disadvantage, or social disadvantage.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Associate Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Engineering, or their nominated delegates.

c. Scholarship applications may be shared with the Donor however the final selection decision will rest with the University.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $16,000 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.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

 

d. The scholarship may be held part-time due to extenuating circumstances such as a medical condition which limits the student’s capacity to undertake full-time study. An application to hold the scholarship part-time must be submitted via the Scholarships Office for the consideration of the Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Engineering, or their nominated delegate. If approved, the value will be paid on a pro-rata basis.

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. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must remain enrolled in the Electrical Engineering degree

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. 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,
V. 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
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.