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Brian Davey Memorial Soil Science Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship for honours level students
$6000 scholarship to support the top achieving student studying an honours program in soil science in the Faculty of Science.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • Undertaking an honours program and specialising in soil science
17 October 2022 16 January 2023

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $6000 per annum and is tenable for one year. 

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission in Honours (i.e., appended, or embedded) studying soil science and enrolled in one of the following Honours degrees within the School of Life & Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney.
    • Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours) in soil science
    • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in soil science, or
    • Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) with a major in Soil Science and Hydrology.

Background

Established in 1989 in memory of Dr Brian G Davey, a senior lecturer in soil science in the former Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, this scholarship is awarded to the most proficient student undertaking an honours program in soil science or specialising in soil science.

1. Background

a. Established in 1989 in memory of Dr Brian G Davey, a senior lecturer in Soil Science in the former Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, this Scholarship is awarded to the most proficient student undertaking an honours program in Soil Science or specialising in Soil Science.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission in Honours (i.e., appended, or embedded) studying soil science and enrolled in one of the following Honours degrees within the School of Life & Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney.

I. Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours) in soil science,

II. Bachelor of Science (Honours) in soil science, or

III. Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) with a major in Soil Science and Hydrology.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement demonstrating interest in soil science research.

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

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 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. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

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

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing Eligibility

c. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 each semester.

b. Recipients may enrol part-time with the prior approval of the relevant Associate Dean and only where extenuating circumstances apply, such as a documented medical condition which limits the capacity of the student to study full-time.

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. 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 $8,300 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 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.