|Value||Eligibility||Open date||Close date|
|$3000 for elective term only||
||18 September 2023||20 October 2023|
This scholarship is valued at $3000 and will be offered subject to the availability of funds.
Established in 2015, this scholarship was generously donated by David and Bernadette Smith to provide financial assistance to Doctor of Medicine (MD) students at the University of Sydney who are in need to undertake an elective term outside of the Sydney metropolitan area or internationally.
a. This Scholarship was established in 2015 to provide assistance to students studying a Doctor of Medicine and undertaking an elective term outside of the Sydney Metropolitan area or internationally.
b. This Scholarship is funded by a donation from David and Bernadette Smith.
a. Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in the third year of a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sydney.
b. Applicants must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident.
c. Applicants must be undertaking an elective term outside of the Sydney Metropolitan area or overseas.
d. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.
3. Selection Criteria
a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:
I. academic merit,
II. curriculum vitae,
IV. evidence of financial need, and
V. a personal statement.
b. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Medical School, or their nominated delegate(s).
a. The Scholarship is valued at $3,000 and is tenable for the elective term period.
b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment upon receipt of the signed Terms and Conditions and Acceptance Form.
c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted.
d. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another University school, faculty or university.
e. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.
f. Travel insurance will be provided by the University of Sydney in accordance with University policy.
g. No other amount is payable.
a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:
I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
II. changes their elective term placement prior to notifying the Sydney Medical School,
III. commences part-time study without prior approval from the Head of School and Dean, The University of Sydney School of Medicine,
IV. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
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. is awarded an alternative scholarship for their Sydney Medical School Elective Term placement. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative Scholarship where the alternative Scholarship is of higher value, or
VII. 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.
6. Other Requirements
a. The recipient of this Scholarship is required to submit an Elective Term report (minimum of 1500 words) to the Electives Coordinator on completion of their Elective Term to the Year 4 coordinator of the Sydney Medical School, or their nominated delegate(s). This report is separate to the Elective Term Report which is formally assessed.
d. The recipient of this Scholarship will be invited to give a presentation on their Elective Term to prospective Elective Term students.