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Yim Family Foundation Scholarship - Engineering Vacation Research Program

An undergraduate and postgraduate coursework scholarship
Scholarship valued at $600 per week to support students undertaking the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program.

Highlights

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$600 p/w (based on advertised duration of the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program project)
  • Students studying an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework engineering degree
  • Enrolled at University of Sydney
TBC 2022 TBC 2022

How to apply

Visit the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program web page for information about the program and the list of projects you can apply for, then apply here for the program.

All applicants for the program who are University of Sydney students will be automatically considered for this scholarship. No separate scholarship application is required. 

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $600 per week for the duration of the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program, December to February. 

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at the University of Sydney.
  • have the background knowledge, skills and experience required for the nominated research projects.
  • if enrolled in an undergraduate degree, have a WAM of 75 or above and have already completed at least 96 credit points towards your undergraduate degree at the time of application. 

Background

This scholarship was established in 2020 through generous funding from the Yim Family Foundation to provide students with outstanding academic ability the opportunity to undertake a research project to gain valuable research experience and knowledge to advance their careers.

It is offered to students participating in the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2020 through generous funding from the Yim Family Foundation to provide students with outstanding academic ability the opportunity to undertake a research project to gain valuable research experience and knowledge to advance their careers.

2. Eligibility

a. Candidates must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at the University of Sydney.

b. Undergraduate candidates are required to have a WAM of 75 or above and have already completed at least 96 credit points towards their undergraduate degree the time of application.

c. Candidates must have the background knowledge, skills and experience required for their nominated research projects.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded to selected students based on:

    I. academic merit,

    II. match of background and skills to the projects nominated by the student, as confirmed by research project supervisors, and

    III. acceptance into the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Associate Dean (Indigenous Strategy & Services) of the Faculty of Engineering or their nominee.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $500 per week based on the advertised duration of the program. The Scholarship value and duration will be stipulated in the Scholarship Offer Letter.

b. Payments shall be made in two equal instalments, one payment at the mid-point of the project and the second payment upon successful completion of the project.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

d. The Scholarship shall be awarded 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:

    I. complete all project requirements outlined by the project supervisor, and

    II. continue to be enrolled in a relevant coursework program at the University of Sydney unless course requirements have been completed since the scholarship was awarded.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

    I. withdraws from an eligible course,

    II. withdraws or transfers from the research project without prior approval,

    III. commences or continues to undertake paid employment that interferes with their ability to complete the research program as required,

    IV. does not maintain satisfactory performance in the research project,

    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 another Research Internship Program Scholarship during the tenure of this Scholarship, or

    VII. 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 withdraws from the relevant course and research project, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

7. Reporting

a. The recipient must complete the requirements of the project including any reports or presentations as determined by their supervisor.

b. The recipient must complete a questionnaire about their experiences in the Vacation Research Internship Program for the Faculty of Engineering.