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Josiah and Myra Roberts Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
A scholarship established to encourage students to pursue the study of both physics and mathematics.

Highlights

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$10000 per annum
  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
  • Studying a full-time undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Science
  • Low socioeconomic background/demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
1 September 2020 28 February 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

The selection committee will be using the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) application from UAC to assess low socioeconomic background or demonstrated disadvantage or hardship.

Please ensure you also submit your EAS application via UAC.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $10000 per annum and is tenable up to but not exceeding 3 years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
  • be a recent school leaver and have an unconditional offer of admission to a full-time undergraduate degree (including combined degrees) within the Faculty of Science
  • have studied both Physics and Mathematics (satisfying the University's maths prerequisite) in the NSW HSC (or equivalent)
  • enrol in 12 credit points of Physics units of study OR 6 credit points of Physics and 6 credit points of Mathematics and Statistics units of study in your commencing year
  • be from a low socioeconomic background or demonstrate disadvantage or hardship

Background

This scholarship was established in 2020 to honour the sacrifices made by Josiah and Myra Roberts so as to provide higher education for many of their children.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2020 in honour of Josiah & Myra Roberts to encourage students to pursue the study of both Physics and Mathematics during their study.

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 degrees) within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants must have studied both Physics and Mathematics (satisfying the University's maths prerequisite) in the NSW HSC (or equivalent).

d. Applicants must enrol in 12 credit points of Physics units of study, OR 6 credit points of Physics and 6 credit points of Mathematics and Statistics units of study in their commencing year.

e. Applicants who have deferred or have undertaken a gap year are not eligible.

f. Applicants must be from a low socioeconomic background or demonstrate disadvantage or hardship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. low socioeconomic background or demonstrated disadvantage or hardship, and

III. a personal statement outlining their interest in studying both Mathematics and Physics during their study at the University of Sydney.

b. Preference will be given to students from a low socioeconomic background or to students who demonstrate disadvantage or hardship.

c. 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 $10,000 per annum and is tenable up to but not exceeding 3 years.

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.

d. Suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted.

e. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

f. 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 must complete, during each year of enrolment, at least 12 credit points of Physics units of study, OR 6 credit points of Physics and 6 credit points of Mathematics and Statistics units of study.

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. commences part-time study without prior approval,

III. does not enrol in at least 12 credit points of Physics units of study, OR 6 credit points of Physics and 6 credit points of Mathematics and Statistics units of study during each year of enrolment,

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. 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,

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 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.
 

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