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Alexander Donald Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
$2500 scholarship for a Sydney Grammar School student with the highest mark in NSW HSC interested in studying veterinary medicine.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$2500
  • Full-time Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student
  • Achieved the highest mark in the NSW HSC
  • Sydney Grammar School graduate
December 2021 December 2021

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.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $2500 per annum and is tenable for one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission in full-time in a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine within the Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney
  • have achieved the highest mark in the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC)
  • have graduated from the Sydney Grammar School.

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

Background

Established in 1946, this scholarship has been generously donated by Keith Donald, in memory of his son Gurner Alexander Donald, a member of the Australian Imperial Forces.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student from the Sydney Grammar School with the highest mark in the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) commencing a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 1946, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Keith Donald, in memory of his son Gurner Alexander Donald, a member of the Australian Imperial Forces.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded to a student from the Sydney Grammar School with the highest mark in the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) commencing a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission in full-time in a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine within the Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney.

b. 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 the highest mark in the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC).

b. Applicants must have graduated from the Sydney Grammar School.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School of the School of Veterinary Science, or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $2,500 per annum and is tenable for one year.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each 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 Head of School of the School of Veterinary Science 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. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 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.

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 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.