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GS Caird Scholarship in Dentistry

An undergraduate or postgraduate coursework scholarship
This scholarship assists high-achieving students at the Sydney Dental School.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$2500
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine or Bachelor of Oral Health students
  • High academic achiever
28 July 2021 11 August 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $2500 and is tenable for up to one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled full time in the first, second, or third year of the Doctor of Dental Medicine, or
  • be currently enrolled full time in the first or second year of the Bachelor of Oral Health.

Background

Established by a donation from Elizabeth Richardson Caird in commemoration of her late father, Mr G.S. Caird.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established to support dental students with their studies at the University of Sydney.

b. This Scholarship has been donated by Elizabeth Richardson Caird in commemoration of her late father, Mr G. S. Caird.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled full-time in either: 

I. their first, second or third year of the Doctor of Dental Medicine, or
II. their first or second year of the Bachelor of Oral Health.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and
II. a personal statement outlining why the applicant chose to study in the field, prior and current community activities, and future career aspirations.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee assisting of:

I. Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Dental School or their nominated delegate(s), and 
II. Academic Leader Education of the Sydney Dental School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $2,500 per annum and is tenable for up to one year. 

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester. 

c. Deferral and/or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Dental School.

d. The Scholarship is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (WAM) 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 the Sydney Dental School, 
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.

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. 

7. Other Requirements 

a. The recipient must allow the University to use material from the personal statement to promote the benefit of Scholarships for future students.