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The Winifred Margaret Neirous Memorial Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
Up to $24,000 scholarship to encourage and assist female students studying structural engineering.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000 pa (for up to 4 years)
  • Female
  • Enrol into a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil Engineering) degree
  • Able to demonstrate financial need, diligence and good conduct
12 April 2022 24 September  2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $6000 per annum and is tenable for up to four years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be female
  • enrol into a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) degree
  • be able to demonstrate financial need, diligence and good conduct.

Note: Combined degrees are not eligible. All applicants must be commencing their degree in the year the scholarship is offered and the recipient will be required to choose the 'Structures' specialisation.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1991 to encourage and assist female students studying structural engineering. This scholarship has been donated by Maurice A Neirous.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 1991 to encourage and assist female students studying structural engineering.

b. This Scholarship has been donated by Maurice A. Neirous.


2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must:

I. be female, as stipulated in the deed of gift,
II. qualify for entry into the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil Engineering) degree in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney, and
III. demonstrate financial need.
b. Combined degrees are not eligible.
c. Recipients must enrol full-time in the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil Engineering) degree in the semester immediately following award of this scholarship, and must declare a specialisation in ‘Structures’ by the first census date.
d. If the scholarship is not awarded to a commencing student, applications will be opened to students who are currently enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil Engineering), Structures specialisation, within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney.


3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit based on the applicant’s performance in the NSW HSC or equivalent,
II. supporting documentation and a personal statement which provides evidence of financial need and any other relevant hardship, and
III. a personal reference from a person known to the applicant, in a position of authority (school principal/teacher/community leader/church leader/employer), confirming that the applicant is diligent and of good conduct.

b. Where applications have been opened to enrolled students, academic merit will be based on the applicant’s weighted average mark (WAM). Currently enrolled applicants must have achieved a WAM of 65 or above to be eligible to be considered for the award.
c. Where two or more applicants are ranked equally for academic merit, the scholarship will be awarded to the applicant in greater financial need.

d. Preference will be given to applicants commencing their studies.

e. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview with the selection committee consisting of academic staff members in the area of structural engineering within the School of Civil Engineering, and the donor, or their nominated delegate/s.

f. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Engineering, or their nominated delegate.


4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 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 without the prior permission of the Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Engineering, or their nominated delegate, and it is not transferable to another 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 the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil Engineering), ‘Structures’ specialisation, and 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. withdraws from the ‘Structures’ specialisation within the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil Engineering),
III. commences part-time study,
IV. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
V. 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,
VI. accepts an alternative scholarship administered by the Faculty of Engineering or any School within the Faculty of Engineering, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this scholarship,
VII. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VIII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

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.