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James S Ashton Memorial Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship encourages and assists outstanding undergraduate students in agricultural science.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$4000
  • Undergraduate student in agricultural 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.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $4000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be one of the following:
    • starting your honours/fourth year of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or the Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness
    • starting your second year of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) or the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness)
    • starting your third year of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) or the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness).

Background

Established in 1995 by donations through the initiative of Professor Fred and Claire Hilmer with the assistance of Susan and James W Ashton in memory of their son James S Ashton (Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 1993), this scholarship encourages and assists outstanding undergraduate students in agricultural science.

1. Background

a. Established in 1995 by donations through the initiative of Professor Fred and Claire Hilmer with the assistance of Susan and James W Ashton in memory of their son James S Ashton (Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 1993), this Scholarship encourages and assists outstanding undergraduate students in Agricultural Science.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must have either:

I. Completed year three of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or the Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness and be progressing into their honours/fourth year full-time,

II. Completed year one of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) or the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness) and be progressing to their second year full-time, or

III. Completed year two of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) or the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness) and be progressing into their third year full-time.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit determined by the recipient’s Weighted Average Mark (WAM) for subjects completed in the current degree.

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

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $4,000 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. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Science or their nominated delegate, 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, or remain enrolled in their honours units of study.

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. transfer to an ineligible steam of study,

III. commences part-time study without prior approval,

IV. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

V. 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,

VI. is awarded an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of higher value,

VII. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VIII. 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.