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AJ Shearsby Prize

An undergraduate scholarship
$150 scholarship to support undergraduate students enrolled in geology units in their first year of studies.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$150
  • Enrolled in geology units in first year
  • Completed¬†Earth and Environmental Science in the NSW HSC
December 2020 January 2021

Benefits

The Scholarship is valued at $150 per annum paid as a one-off payment after the relevant census date.

How to apply

No application is required, as this scholarship is awarded based on HSC results and University enrolments. Recipients will be informed by email.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a recent school leaver and have an¬†unconditional offer of admission in full-time in an undergraduate degree (including combined or double degrees) within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney
  • have completed Earth and Environmental Science in the HSC in the previous year (equivalent is not allowed)
  • enrol in at least 6 credit points of geology units in first year of studies.

Note: This prize will be awarded to the student with the best result in Earth and Environmental Science.

Background

This prize was founded in 1958 by a gift of £214 in honour of Mr AJ Shearsby of Yass.

1. Background

a. Established in 1958, this Scholarship has been generously donated in honour of Mr A.J. Shearsby of Yass by his geological friends and by the Rotary Club of Yass, and is awarded to a student commencing undergraduate study at the University of Sydney on the basis of proficiency in geology.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being a recent school leaver and having an unconditional offer of admission in full-time in an undergraduate degree (including combined or double degrees) within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must have achieved the highest marks in Earth and Environmental Science in the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC).

c. Applicants must be enrolled in at least 6 credit points of Geology units of study in at least one semester during their first year of enrolment.

d. Applicants who have deferred or have undertaken a gap year are not eligible.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Science, or their nominee.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $150 per annum and is tenable for one year.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid as a one-off payment after the census date of the relevant semester.

c. In the event of more than one candidate being awarded the Scholarship, the value will be shared equally.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Science or their nominee, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing Eligibility

a. Not applicable.

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. 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.