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The Steglick Indigenous Women's Scholarship

An undergraduate or postgraduate scholarship
$6000 scholarship to enhance the educational and health services available to indigenous communities in remote, rural and regional areas.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • Female
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Studying teaching, education or health
25 August 2020 20 October 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, and a personal statement. The personal statement should describe how your studies in the fields of teaching, education and/or health would enhance the educational and health services available to Indigenous communities in remote, rural and regional areas.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6000 for the first year of your degree. The payment will be made in two equal instalments, after the census date of each semester.

Who's eligible

You must:

Note: Preference will be given to applicants who are from rural, remote or regional areas in Australia and/or can demonstrate financial disadvantage.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2016 from a donation by the Steglick family.

1. Background

a. Established in 2016 by a generous gift from the Steglick family, the Steglick Indigenous Women's Scholarship aims to enhance the educational and health services available to Indigenous communities in remote, rural and regional areas.

b. The scholarship's purpose is to support, in perpetuity, scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women who are undertaking studies at the University of Sydney in the fields of teaching/education and/or health.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must identify as a female 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.

b. Applicants must be enrolled in, or have applied for admission to a full time undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Sydney in the fields of teaching, education or health.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, and a personal statement to describe how your studies in the fields of teaching/education/and/or health would fulfil the aims of this scholarship which are to enhance the educational and health services available to Indigenous communities in remote, rural and regional areas.

b. Preference will be given to applicants from rural, remote or regional areas in Australia and/or applicants who can demonstrate financial disadvantage.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) on the recommendation of a committee consisting of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) and/or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for one year of the recipient’s first year of undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

b. The payment will be made in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted and it is not transferable to another university. Approval for the transfer from one degree to another must be sought from the Scholarships Office.

d. Recipients may hold the Scholarship on a part time basis due to extenuating circumstances (such as a medical condition) which limits the recipient’s capacity to undertake full time study. An application for a part-time scholarship must be submitted to the Scholarships Office. Where a part time scholarship is approved, payment will be 50% of the normal semester payment.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To receive the second instalment of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain satisfactory academic progress in the first semester of study. The Scholarship cannot be extended or renewed.

b. The recipient must maintain full-time enrolment which is 24 credit points per semester during the tenure of this Scholarship unless otherwise agreed upon with the Scholarships Office.

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 as stated in Clause 4d,

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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