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John Warren Hill Scholarship in Science

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship supports recent school leavers to pursue undergraduate studies in science.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$2000
  • Recent domestic high school graduates
  • Science course in your UAC preferences
N/A N/A

How to apply

No application is required, the scholarship will be awarded based on ATAR and UAC preferences. Recipients will be informed by email in December and January.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $2000 and will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
  • have completed secondary qualifications in the year immediately prior to award or undertaken no more than one gap year
  • have no record of prior tertiary study
  • have one of the following University of Sydney courses in your UAC preferences by January round one:
    • Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture)
    • Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness)
    • Bachelor of Science and Master of Mathematical Sciences
    • Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science.

Background

This scholarship encourages recent school leavers to pursue undergraduate study in science and go on to solve grand challenges to humanity and the world through science, mathematics and technology.

It is funded from a bequest from Jeannette Hill in 2014 in memory of her husband, John Warren Hill, who was the holder of two University Medals – Bachelor of Science in 1942 (Mathematical Physics) and Bachelor of Engineering in 1947 (Mechanical Engineering).

1. Background

a. Established by the Faculty of Science in 2018, this Scholarship encourages recent school leavers to pursue undergraduate study in science and go on to solve grand challenges to humanity and the world through science, mathematics and technology.

b. The Scholarship is funded from a bequest from Jeannette Hill in 2014 in memory of her husband, John Warren Hill, holder of two University Medals: Bachelor of Science in 1942 (Mathematical Physics) and Bachelor of Engineering in 1947 (Mechanical Engineering).

2. Eligibility

a. Candidates must be Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, or Australian permanent residents.

b. Candidates must be recent school leavers who:

i. have applied for admission through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC),

ii. do not have a record of prior tertiary study, and

iii. have completed secondary qualifications in the year immediately prior to award or have undertaken no more than one gap year.

c. Candidates must have one of the following undergraduate courses within their UAC preferences no later than January Round 1:

i. Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture),

ii. Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness),

iii. Bachelor of Science and Master of Mathematical Sciences,

iv. Bachelor of Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, and

v. Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science.

d. Candidates must enrol full-time in one of the undergraduate degrees listed in section 2(c) in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit (ATAR).

b. 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 $2,000 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 and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without 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 Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 each semester.

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. is awarded an alternative scholarship administered by the University of Sydney on the basis of general academic merit (see 6.b. and 6.c.); in such circumstances, this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of equal or higher value,

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. For the purposes of 6(a)(v), an alternative scholarship includes:

i. the Chancellor’s Award,

ii. the Sydney Scholars Award (including for hardship),

iii. the Farrand Science Scholarship,

iv. the Sir Lionel Hooke Scholarship,

v. the Dean’s Entry Scholarship,

vi. the Science Alumni Entry Scholarship,

vii. the James Strong – Rip Curl Undergraduate Scholarship, and

viii. the William McIlrath Rural Scholarship.

c. Notwithstanding 6.a.v., the Dean of Science, or their nominee, may permit an applicant to concurrently hold an alternative scholarship of equal or higher value awarded on the basis of hardship or equity alongside this Scholarship.

d. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

e. 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.

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