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James Strong – Rip Curl Undergraduate Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
$6000 scholarship to support students with outstanding ability in sport to study an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrol full time in an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science
  • Minimum ATAR (or equivalent) of 90 in the NSW HSC
9 June 2021 1 December 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $6000 per annum and is tenable for one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • enrol full-time in an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science
  • have achieved an ATAR (or equivalent) of at least 90.00 in the NSW HSC (or equivalent) in the year of application. 

Note: The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and outstanding ability in sport. Preference will be given to applicants who have competed in sports at the state, national or international level.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2015 from a donation by the Rip Curl Group in memory of renowned businessman James Strong.

1. Background

a. Established in 2015, this Scholarship has been generously donated by the Rip Curl Group in memory and legacy of renowned businessman James Strong. The Scholarship provides financial support to enable students to focus on their studies in an undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.

b. 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 and double degrees) within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants must have achieved an ATAR or equivalent of at least 90.00 in the HSC or equivalent.

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 and outstanding ability in sport.

b. Preference will be given to applicants who have competed in sports at the state, national or international level.

c. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

d. 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 $6,000 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 or their nominee, and it is not transferable to another University school, 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 SAM of 75 each semester, and

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.