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James Murphy Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
Up to $14000 scholarship to support students undertaking studies in agriculture who identify, or have parents who identify, as Catholic.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$14000
  • An international undergraduate student
  • Studying, or commencing study in a listed science degree
  • Catholic
01 February 2023 05 March 2023

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at approx. $14000 per annum and is tenable for up to 4 years. The exact value will be stipulated in the Offer Letter.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an international student
  • be enrolled in full-time or starting one of the following:
    • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture)
    • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness)
  • demonstrate financial need
  • identify, or must have parents who identify as Catholic.

Background

The James Murphy Bursaries Trust was established by William James Murphy in 1922. This scholarship was established in 2019 by a gift from the James Murphy Bursaries Trust, to support undergraduate students undertaking studies in agriculture, including sustainable agriculture and food security.

1. Background

a. Established in 2019 by a gift from the James Murphy Bursaries Trust, this Scholarship providesfinancial support to undergraduate students undertaking studies in agriculture, includingsustainable agriculture and food security. The James Murphy Bursaries Trust was established byWilliam James Murphy in 1922.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being an international student and having anunconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time in one of the followingprograms in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney:

I. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture), or

II. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness).

b. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.

c. Applicants must identify, or must have parents who identify, as Catholic.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. supporting documentation and a personal statement which provides evidence offinancial need and any other relevant hardship, and

III. a letter from the applicant’s parish priest confirming that the applicant or his or herparents are known to the priest as identifying as Catholic.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of theDean of the Faculty of Science and the Head of School of Life and Environmental Sciences, ortheir nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at approx. $14,000 per annum and is tenable for up to 4 years. Theexact value will be stipulated in the Offer Letter.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of eachsemester.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean of theFaculty of Science or their nominated delegate, and it is not transferable to another Universityschool, faculty or university with prior approval.

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 SemesterAverage Mark (SAM) of 60 each semester.

b. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to haveachieved 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. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

III. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limitedto, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

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 Universityerror.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated underany instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reservesthe right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.