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Dean's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Undergraduate Scholarship

A Faculty of Medicine and Health scholarship
This scholarship supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study speech pathology or occupational therapy.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student 
  • Studying speech pathology or occupational therapy
1 July 2019 20 January 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6000.

Who's eligible

You 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
  • applicants must have obtained an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) in the NSW Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) and be commencing their first year of an undergraduate award course at the University of Sydney through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)
  • applicants must have been offered a place in the Sydney School of Heath Sciences at the University of Sydney to commence studies in the next academic year in the:
    • Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology), or
    • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
  • If no suitable recipients are identified as eligible under Clause 2.c., the Scholarship may be re-offered in the following year to students who are enrolled in their first year.

Background

Established in 2014, this Scholarship is to assist Indigenous Australian students who are commencing studies in Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) or the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in the University of Sydney School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 2014, this Scholarship is to assist Indigenous Australian students who are commencing studies in Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) or the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) in the University of Sydney School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be of an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

b. Applicants must have obtained an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) in the NSW Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) and be commencing their first year of an undergraduate award course at the University of Sydney through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

c. Applicants must have been offered a place in the Sydney School of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney to commence studies in the next academic year in the:

I. Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology), or

II. Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy).

d. If no suitable recipients are identified as eligible under Clause 2.c., the Scholarship may be re-offered in the following year to students who are enrolled in their first year.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement that describes:

i. leadership experience,

ii. future career goals, and

iii. reason(s) for choice of degree.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health or their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for one year only.

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 Head of School and Dean of Sydney School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health and it is not transferable to another 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 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. commences part-time study without prior approval of the Head of School and Dean of Sydney School of Health Sciences, 

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. 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.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.