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Brian Davey Memorial Soil Science Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship for honours level students
This scholarship aims 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
$2000
  • Undertaking an honours program or specialising in soil science
N/A N/A

How to apply

No application is required, as eligible candidates will be considered automatically. The successful candidates will be advised by email in March.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $2000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled full-time and have completed your third year of either:
    • the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and be progressing to your fourth year with a specialisation in soil science
    • the Bachelor of Environmental Systems and be progressing to the Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours) in soil science
    • the Bachelor of Science and be progressing to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in soil science
    • Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) and be progressing to your fourth year 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. Candidates must be enrolled full-time and have completed either:

I. their third year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and be progressing to their fourth year with a specialisation in soil science,

II. their third year of the Bachelor of Environmental Systems and be progressing to the Bachelor of Environmental Systems (Honours) in soil science,

III. their third year of the Bachelor of Science and be progressing to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in soil science, or

IV. their third year of the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) and be progressing to their fourth year with a major in Soil Science and Hydrology.

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 nominated delegate.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $2,000 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

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

b. Recipients must remain enrolled in one of the eligible degree programs full-time unless prior approval is sought to study part-time, due to extenuating circumstances such as a medical condition that limits the recipient's capacity 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. 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.