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Horner Exhibition Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship in mathematics and statistics
$1000 scholarship awarded to undergraduate students for proficiency in mathematics.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$1000
  • Enrolled in 12 credit points of mathematics and statistics in your first year
  • Completed NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 2 in the previous year
December 2021 December 2021

How to apply

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

Benefits

The Scholarship is valued at $1,000 and is tenable for one year only.

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 NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and NSW HSC Mathematics Extension 2 in the previous year
  • be enrolled in 12 credit points of mathematics and statistics units of study during your first year of study.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1889 from a bequest by Francis Horner.

1. Background

a. Established in 1889 by a bequest from Francis Horner, this Scholarship is awarded to a student commencing undergraduate study at the University of Sydney on the basis of proficiency in mathematics.

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 mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2 in the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC).

c. Applicants must be enrolled in at least 12 credit points of Mathematics and Statistics units of study 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. If there is a tie, preference will be given to students who have graduated from the King’s School, or in absence to a student from that school, to a student who has graduated from Newington College.

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

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $1,000 and is tenable for one year only.

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. 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 enrol in 12 credit points of Mathematics and Statistics units of study during their first year of enrolment.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
II. does not enrol in 12 credit points Mathematics and Statistics units of study during their first year of enrolment,
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,
V. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave,
VI. is awarded more than one additional scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney; in such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative second scholarship, 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 withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.