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The Victoria Gollan Memorial Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study law at the University of Sydney

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$1500
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrolled full time in a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
September 2020 1 November 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is $1500 and is paid as a one-off payment after the first relevant census date of the recipient’s commencing semester.

Who's eligible

You must:

Note: In the event the scholarship is not awarded to a commencing student in any given year, students currently enrolled in their first year of a LLB at the University of Sydney will be able to apply.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1996 by a number of donations made in memory of Victoria Jane Barclay Gollan. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student to study law at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 1996 by a number of donations made in memory of Victoria Jane Barclay Gollan. The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist an Aboriginal and/or Torre Strait Islander student in the study of law at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant either being enrolled full-time in or having an unconditional offer of admission to an undergraduate LLB (combined programs are eligible) with the University of Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney.

b. 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.

c. Applicants who apply under the Gadigal program at the University of Sydney are also eligible.

d. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

e. In the event the Scholarship is not awarded to commencing student in any given year, students currently enrolled in their first year of an LLB (combined programs are eligible) at the University of Sydney will be able to apply.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit and

II. personal statement demonstrating financial need.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Dean of the University of Sydney Law School, or their nominee, and at least one other member of staff from the School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $1,500, paid as a one-off payment after the first relevant census date of the recipient’s commencing semester.

b. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the relevant Dean or their nominee, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

c. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

d. No other amount is payable.

5. 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. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VI. 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.