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The Thomas Henry Coulson Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
$5500 scholarship to provide support to undergraduate students studying English who are experiencing disadvantage or hardship.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5500
  • 2nd, 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • English Major
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
11 March 2021 31 March 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

A successful recipient enrolled full-time will receive $5500 for up to one year. A recipient enrolled part-time will receive 50 percent of the full-time rate for up to two years.

Note: The scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in your second, third or fourth year in an undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • be majoring in English
  • be able to demonstrate disadvantage or hardship (financial and non-financial).

Background

This scholarship was established in 2020 to provide support to undergraduate students studying English who are experiencing disadvantage or hardship.

This scholarship is funded by a donation made in 1916 from Miss Mary Jane Coulson in memory of her brother.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2020 to provide support to undergraduate students studying English who are experiencing disadvantage or hardship.

b. This Scholarship is funded by a donation made in 1916 from Miss Mary Jane Coulson in memory of her brother.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being currently enrolled in their second, third of fourth year in an undergraduate degree majoring in English within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must demonstrate disadvantage or hardship, being financial and/or non-financial 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, and/or

VI. regional or remote disadvantage.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement that demonstrates:

i. why they are studying English,

ii. a commitment to studying English, and

iii. the impact their disadvantage and/or hardship has on their studies.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Head of School of Literature, Art and Media, or their nominated delegate, and the Chair of Department of English Studies or their nominated delegate.

4. Value

a. A successful recipient enrolled full-time will receive $5,500 per annum for up to one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

b. A successful recipient enrolled part-time will receive 50% of the full-time rate for up to 2 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

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

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School of Literature, Art and Media and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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. 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.