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Liversidge Scholarships

An undergraduate scholarship
$5000 scholarship supporting top achievers in science in the NSW Higher School Certificate to pursue an undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Science.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5000
  • Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • Completed the HSC or equivalent
  • Minimum ATAR of 95 or equivalent
  • Commencing full-time undergraduate, combined or double degree at the Faculty of Science
December 2021 December 2021

How to apply

No application is required, as this scholarship is awarded based on HSC results and University enrolments. Recipients will be informed by email.

Benefits

The Scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is tenable for one year only. 

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • have completed the HSC, equivalent interstate secondary qualification, or International Baccalaureate (IB) in the year of consideration
  • have achieved a minimum ATAR of 95, or equivalent
  • have completed both NSW HSC Chemistry and HSC Physics, or equivalent interstate/ IB subjects
  • be commencing full-time enrolment in an undergraduate, combined or double degree in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney
  • enrol in at least six credit points of Chemistry units of study in each semester of their first year of study.

Background

This scholarship was founded in 1928 by a bequest £2,000 from Emeritus Professor Liversidge, who occupied the Chair of Chemistry from 1874 to 1907. The bequest was to form a scholarship fund for proficiency in chemistry, and supports the highest achieving candidates in HSC chemistry.

1. Background

a. Established in 1928 by a bequest from Emeritus Professor Archibald Liversidge who occupied the Chair of Chemistry from 1874 to 1907, this Scholarship provides financial support for commencing undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney who demonstrate outstanding talent and proficiency in chemistry.

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

c. Applicants must have achieved a minimum ATAR of 95 or equivalent in the HSC or equivalent.

d. Applicants must have completed both Chemistry and Physics in the HSC or equivalent and/or represented Australia in the International Chemistry Olympiad and achieved the highest Chemistry result of all candidates.

e. Applicants must be enrolled in at least 6 credit points of Chemistry units of study in each semester during their first year of enrolment.

f. 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.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean of the Faculty Science, or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $5,000 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 of the Scholarship is not permitted 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 must enrol in at least 6 credit points of Chemistry units of study in each semester during their first year of enrolment.

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. does not enrol in at least 6 credit points of Chemistry units of study in each semester of their first year 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. 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 withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.