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Liversidge Scholarships

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship aims to support top achievers in science in the NSW Higher School Certificate to pursue an undergraduate degree in 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
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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

This scholarship is valued at $5000.

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. Candidates must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident.

b. Candidates must have completed the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC), equivalent interstate secondary qualification, or International Baccalaureate (IB) in the year of consideration and must have achieved a minimum ATAR of 95, or equivalent.

c. Candidates must have completed both NSW HSC Chemistry and HSC Physics, or equivalent interstate / international subjects.

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

e. Applicants must be commencing full-time enrolment in an undergraduate, combined or double degree in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney, and must enrol in at least 6 credit points of Chemistry units of study in each semester of their first year of study.

3. Selection Criteria

a. Scholarship(s) will be awarded each year on the basis of academic merit to:

  1. the candidate who has achieved, in the immediately preceding year, the highest number of marks in Chemistry at the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC), equivalent interstate secondary qualification, or International Baccalaureate (IB) of all candidates, and/or
  2. the candidate who has represented Australia in the International Chemistry Olympiad and achieved the highest result of all candidates.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the Dean of the Faculty Science, or their nominee.

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 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 Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 each semester and enrol in at least 6 credit points of Chemistry units of study each semester during their first year.

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:

  1. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
  2. does not enrol in at least 6 credit points of Chemistry units of study in each semester of their first year of study,
  3. commences part-time study without prior approval,
  4. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
  5. 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, 
  6. is awarded an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of higher value,
  7. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or 
  8. 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.