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John Coutts Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
$7500 scholarship to financially support students of outstanding academic merit undertaking honours study at the Faculty of Science.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$7500
  • Studying the Bachelor of Science (Honours), or embedded honours study within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies
  • Achieve highest grades in final year of the Bachelor of Science
TBC TBC

How to apply

No application is required. All eligible candidates will be considered automatically. The successful candidates will be advised via email by end of February.

For more information, please refer to the terms and conditions.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $7500 and is tenable for one year only. 

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of full-time admission for appended honours study within the Bachelor of Science (Honours), or embedded honours study within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies
  • have the highest grades in your final year of the Bachelor of Science.

You are not eligible if you are in a combined or double degree.

Background

Established in 1905 by a gift from Mrs Jane Coutts in memory of her son, Mr John Coutts (a graduate of the University of Sydney), this scholarship provides financial support to students of outstanding academic merit undertaking honours study in the Faculty of Science.

1. Background

a. Established in 1905 by a gift from Mrs Jane Coutts in memory of her son, Mr John Coutts who was a graduate of the University of Sydney, this Scholarship provides financial support to students of outstanding academic merit undertaking honours study in the Faculty of Science.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the applicant having the highest grades in their final year of the Bachelor of Science and who have an unconditional offer of full-time admission for one of the following programs within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney:

I. appended honours study within the Bachelor of Science (Honours), or

II. embedded honours study within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

b. Applicants in combined degrees are not eligible.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit determined by the recipient’s Average Annual Mark (AAM) in their final year of study. The recipient’s Science Weighted Average Mark (SCIWAM) may also be considered.

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 $7,500 and is tenable for one year only.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each relevant semester.

c. Deferral or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean of Science (or nominated delegate), and it is not transferable to another faculty, University School 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 SAM of 65 for any coursework units of study required as part of their honours program.

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.

c. 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.

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.

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.