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The Gertrude Angel-Lord and Francis Lord Scholarship

A postgraduate scholarship

$60,000 scholarship for a Doctor of Medicine student who can demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$15,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Students enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine
  • Financial need
24 May 2021  28 June 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $15,000 per annum and is tenable for up to four years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled in full-time studies in the Doctor of Medicine at the Sydney Medical School
  • be able to demonstrate financial need.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2012 by a bequest from Gertrude Lord to assist medical students in the University of Sydney School of Medicine.

1.      Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2012 by a bequest from Gertrude Lord to assist medical students in the University of Sydney School of Medicine.

2.      Eligibility

a. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicants being currently enrolled in full-time studies in the Doctor of Medicine at the Sydney Medical School.

b. 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. demonstrated evidence of financial need, and

III. a personal statement.

b. Preference will be given to applicants of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Medical School, or their nominated delegate(s).

4.      Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $15,000 per annum and is tenable for up to four years only.

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

c. An extension for one year may be considered in the case of the recipient requiring suspension of their studies due to a documented serious illness or misadventure.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted and is not transferable to another University school or faculty or another 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. 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,

VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VII. 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.