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Public Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

A scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
$15,000 scholarship to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are commencing a Master of Public Health.

Highlights

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$15,000
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Commencing a Master of Public Health
  • Hold a Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion
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How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The Scholarship is valued at $15,000 and is tenable for one full-time semester. The Scholarship value will be paid directly towards the student’s tuition fees of the applicable semester(s).

Where the recipient is studying part-time, the amount awarded for each relevant semester will be 50% of the full-time rate and the Scholarship will be tenable for two part-time semesters.

Who's eligible

You must:

Background

This Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who are studying a Masters of Public Health at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who are studying a Masters of Public Health at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission to commence in a Masters of Public Health at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must have graduated with a Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion from the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. their application for admission to the Master of Public Health degree,

III. evidence of Australian Citizenship and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity,

IV. a cover letter outlining the student’s case for the scholarship, and

V. a curriculum vitae.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School of the School of Public Health, or their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $15,000 and is tenable for one full-time semester.

b. Where the recipient is studying part-time, the amount awarded for each relevant semester will be 50% of the full-time rate and the Scholarship will be tenable for two part-time semesters.

c. The Scholarship value will be paid directly towards the student’s tuition fees of the applicable semester(s).

d. If the student’s tuition fees are less than the scholarship value for the relevant semester, the scholarship value will be equal to the student’s tuition fee.

e. The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred to another University school or Faculty.

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

g. 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 50 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.

c. Recipients may apply to suspend the Scholarship for a maximum duration of one semester with approval from the relevant Program Director.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

III. 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,

IV. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $8,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship, or

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.