|Value||Eligibility||Open date||Close date|
||5 October 2022||24 February 2023|
This scholarship is valued at $22,000 per annum and is tenable for the full time duration of the eligible degree.
Established in 2004 and funded by the Tom Austin Bequest, the Tom Austen Brown Undergraduate Scholarship in Archaeology will provide support to students undertaking studies in First Nations archaeology at the University of Sydney.
a. Established in 2004 and funded by the Tom Austin Bequest, the Tom Austen Brown Undergraduate Scholarship in Archaeology will provide support to students undertaking studies in First Nations archaeology at the University of Sydney.
a. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission in full-time or part-time in one of the following degrees within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney:
I. Bachelor of Arts,
II. Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, or
III. Diploma of Arts.
b. Applicants must be undertaking a major in Archaeology.
c. Applicants must 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.
3. Selection Criteria
a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:
I. academic merit,
II. confirmation of and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity, and
III. personal statements demonstrating commitment to studying First Nations Archaeology, an archaeology major and how the scholarship will assist in the undertaking of the degree/diploma.
b. The Scholarship will be awarded by Head of School, School of Humanities on the recommendation of a selection committee. The selection committee will consist of the:
I. Chair of Archaeology or their nominated delegate(s), and
II. at least two academics from Archaeology.
a. The Scholarship is valued at $22,000 per annum for both a full-time and part-time enrolled recipient.
b. The duration of the scholarship for a recipient enrolled full-time or part-time will be:
I. up to 3 years for a recipient enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts,
II. up to 4 years for a recipient enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, or
III. up to 1 year for a recipient enrolled in the Diploma of Arts.
c. The Scholarship value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each relevant semester.
d. Deferral and/or suspension of the Scholarship is permitted for up to one semester with the prior permission of the Head of School, School of Humanities.
e. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another University 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, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 50 each semester.
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. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $8,000 per annum or more for a recipient enrolled full-time or $4,000 per annum or more for a recipient enrolled part-time 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.