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Wigram Allen Scholarship for the Juris Doctor Award

A postgraduate coursework scholarship
Applicants who apply for the C A Coghlan and A N Littlejohn Scholarship for the Juris Doctor will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$8000
  • Unconditional offer into the Juris Doctor Program within The University of Sydney Law School
  • High academic achiever
30 May 2022 31 October 2022

How to apply

No separate application is required. Applicants who apply for the CA Coghlan and AN Littlejohn Scholarship for the Juris Doctor will automatically be considered for the Wigram Allen Scholarship for Juris Doctor Award.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $8000 per annum and will be paid in two equal instalments at the census date for each semester.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of full-time admission into the Juris Doctor (JD) Program within the University of Sydney Law School
  • be a high academic achiever. 

Note: Students who have already commenced their JD studies or transferring from other programs are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Background

This scholarship was originally founded on gifts of 381 pounds in 1867 and 500 pounds in 1883 from Sir George Wigram Allen. The original aim of the scholarship was to encourage the study of law and the funds are now used to provide commencing scholarships for the Juris Doctor Program.

1. Background

a. The Wigram Allen Scholarship were originally founded on gifts of 381 pounds in 1867 and 500 pounds in 1883 from Sir George Wigram Allen. Given to encourage the study of law, these funds are now used to provide commencing scholarships for the Juris Doctor.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of full-time admission in the Juris Doctor (JD) within the University of Sydney Law School.

b. Students who have already commenced their JD studies, or students transferring from other programs are not eligible to apply.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and a personal statement which demonstrates leadership experience and commitment to providing service to the community.

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

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $8,000 per annum, tenable for the normal full-time duration of the degree.

b. The Scholarship 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 approval of the Dean of the Sydney Law School, or their nominee and it is not transferable to another degree, University 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 maintain a full-time enrolment (24 credit points) and a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65.

b. Part-time enrolment will only be permitted with the prior approval of the Dean of the Sydney Law School, or their nominee, for exceptional circumstances, such as a medical condition which limits a recipient’s capacity to study full-time.

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 $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,
VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VII. if the student ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship.

b. Once a Scholarship has been terminated, it cannot 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.