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Susan Wakil Scholarships - Postgraduate Greater Sydney

A postgraduate scholarship for students from Greater Sydney
$8625 scholarship to support students from Greater Sydney to study at the Sydney Nursing School.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $8625
  • Domestic postgraduate nursing student from Greater Sydney
27 August 2021 21 February 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The value of this scholarship depends on whether you are a full-time or part-time student and the program you are enrolled in.

For Master of Nursing (graduate entry program) recipients:

  • $2031.25 per semester for up to four 24 credit point semesters.

For specialty master's program recipients:

  • $1625 per semester for five 12 credit point semesters only.

In addition, there is a $500 one-off payment in the first semester of the award. The total value is capped at $8625.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be from the Greater Sydney area
  • be starting the first year of a Master of Nursing (graduate entry) or advanced learning specialty master's degree at Sydney Nursing School
  • be taking at least 12 credit points in the first semester if you are enrolling part-time.

Background

Established in 2016, this scholarship has been generously donated by the Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2016 to encourage and support students from the Greater Sydney region to undertake postgraduate nursing education at The University of Sydney Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School).

b. This Scholarship has been donated by the Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in the first year of either of the below degrees at the Sydney Nursing School.

I. Master of Nursing (graduate entry), or

II. Advanced learning specialty Master’s.

b. Applicants must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points in their first semester of an eligible degree.

c. Applicants must be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents.

d. Applicants must be from the Greater Sydney (Greater Capital City Statistical Area) classified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics prior to commencing enrolment in their eligible degree. 

3. Selection criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. a personal statement, and

III. a curriculum vitae.

b. Shortlisted applicants will need to attend an interview (face to face or online) with the selection committee.

c. The selection committee will consist of the:

I. Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Nursing School or their nominated delegate,

II. At least one representative of the Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation,

III. Director Academic Education,

IV. Postgraduate Program Director,

V. School Manager,

VI. Director of Academic Career Development, and

VII. Administration Officer.

4. Value

a. The total value of the scholarship for a recipients enrolled full-time in the Master of Nursing (graduate degree) will be $8,625. This will be split into the following benefits:

I. a one-off payment of $500 in the first semester of their award, and

II. $2,031.25 per 24 credit point semester towards their tuition fees for four (4) semesters. Any remaining funds for each relevant semester will be dispersed to the student as a cash payment.

b. The total value of the scholarship for a recipient enrolled full-time in an advanced learning speciality Masters degree will be $8,625. This will be split into the following benefits:

I. a one-off payment of $500 in the first semester of their award, and

II. $1,625 per 12 credit point semester towards their tuition fees for five (5) semesters. Any remaining funds for each relevant semester will be dispersed to the student as a cash payment.

c. Where a recipient has been approved to study part-time:

I. the amount awarded for each relevant semester will be the pro rata value of the full-time rate, and

II. the duration of the scholarship will be extended to match the equivalent full-time duration of the program.

d. All scholarship payments will be paid after the relevant census date of each semester.

e. Deferral and suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Director Academic Education.

f. The scholarship is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

h. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must:

I. maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 50 each semester, and

II. remain enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit points each semester in their eligible course.

b. The recipient may request to study less than 12 credit points in a semester where they can demonstrate a medical condition or other significant hardship that has impacted their ability to successfully undertake the required workload. Requests must be approved by the Director Academic Education prior to the commencement of the reduced workload.

c. 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. enrols in less than 12 credit points in a semester without prior approval from the Director Academic Education,

III. undertakes a leave of absence without prior approval from the Director Academic Education,

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, or

VI. 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. Recipients of the scholarship are required to:

I. attend annual School Scholarship and prize events during the tenure of their scholarship,

II. contribute to communications and events to update the Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation on their progress,

III. actively participate in the Susan Wakil Scholars Academy, and

IV. meet with the Director Academic Education or the designated academic once each semester during the tenure of this scholarship to discuss their academic progression.