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Dalara Foundation Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
$50,000 per annum for a student from a rural/regional area of Australia to practice rural veterinary medicine post-graduation, commencing a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$50,000 p.a.
  • Domestic student
  • Full-time Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student
  • Be from inner regional, outer regional, remote, or very remote area of Australia
N/A N/A

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $50,000 per annum and is tenable for the duration of your degree.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission and enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney
  • be from an inner regional, outer regional, remote, or very remote area of Australia as classified by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) – Remoteness Area framework
  • demonstrate an interest in practising rural veterinary medicine post-graduation
  • demonstrate financial need.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2020 by the Dalara Foundation to reward a student from a rural/regional area of Australia and with an interest in practicing rural veterinary medicine post-graduation commencing a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2020 by the Dalara Foundation to reward a student from a rural/regional area of Australia and with an interest in practicing rural veterinary medicine post-graduation 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 and enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be from an inner regional, outer regional, remote, or very remote area of Australia as classified by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) - Remoteness Area framework.

c. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in practising rural veterinary medicine post-graduation.

d. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. personal statements demonstrating financial need and outlining their interest in practising rural veterinary medicine post-graduation.

b. Preference will be given to students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Science or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per annum and is tenable for duration of the degree, as per the following:

I. Up to $10,000 per annum towards the recipient’s living costs, paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester,

II. Up to $15,000 per annum towards annual tuition fees offset (including Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAFs) which will be paid directly to the University, and

III. Up to $25,000 per annum towards accommodation costs. In the event the recipient elects to live in University-owned accommodation, this will be paid directly to the University Accommodation Services on the recipient’s behalf.

b. If the recipient chooses to live in a non-University-owned accommodation the accommodation funds (up to $25,000) will be added to the $10,000 living expenses and paid in equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

c. Any unused funds at the end of each year of the scholarship will be paid to the recipient after the relevant census date.

d. The maximum amount payable of the scholarship is $300,000 over a period of 6 years.

e. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted.

f. Suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted.

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

h. 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 and remain enrolled full-time for the duration of the scholarship.

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. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 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 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.