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Herbert and Valmae Freilich Indigenous Scholarship

A postgraduate scholarship for indigenous students
$20,000 scholarship to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying the Doctor of Medicine (MD).

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5000 pa (for 4 years)
  • Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students
  • Full-time MD student
Ongoing Ongoing

How to apply

Apply here.

The scholarship will be open until a successful recipient is found. Once a successful recipient is selected, the scholarship will be closed.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $5000 per annum and is tenable for four years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled full-time in the Doctor of Medicine program at Sydney Medical School
  • be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity
  • be able to demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous health and welfare
  • be able to demonstrate financial need.

Background

Established in 2006 following gifts by Herbert and Valmae Freilich, this Scholarship provides financial assistance to Indigenous students studying the Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 2006 following gifts by Herbert and Valmae Freilich, this Scholarship provides financial assistance to Indigenous students studying the Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled full-time in the Doctor of Medicine program at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity.

c. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous health and welfare.

d. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. demonstrated evidence of financial need,

II. demonstrated evidence of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity,

III. academic merit, and

IV. a personal statement.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Medical School on the recommendation of a selection committee.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $5,000 per annum and is tenable for four years only.

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

c. Where applicants are of equal merit, the award will be shared equally.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted and it 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 (SAM) of 65 each semester or achieve a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) where relevant.

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

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