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The Malcolm Turki Memorial Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship for honours level students
$6000 scholarship to support students in their honours completion year at the School of Physics who are experiencing financial hardship.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • Australian citizen
  • Commencing/enrolled in an honours degree in the School of Physics
  • Have completed a major in physics in Bachelor degree
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
20 May 2022 19 August 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6000 and is tenable for one year only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be currently enrolled (or commencing in the next available semester) in an honours degree in the School of Physics
  • have completed a major in physics in bachelor degree
  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1997 by an endowment of $30,000 in memory of Malcolm Turki, a student in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. It aims to encourage and assist an outstanding student within the School of Physics in the completion of an Honours year, who might not otherwise be able to complete an honours year due to financial hardship.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 1997 by an endowment of $30,000 in memory of Malcolm Turki, a student in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney.

b. The Scholarship aims to encourage and assist an outstanding student within the School of Physics in the completion of an Honours year, who might not otherwise be able due to financial hardship.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be Australian citizens.

b. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled full-time or part-time in an Honours degree in Physics within the School of Physics at the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants must have completed a major in Physics in their bachelor’s degree.

d. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. personal statement and evidence demonstrating financial need.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Head of School in the School of Physics, or their nominee and at least one other academic staff member from the School.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for one year only.

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

c. For students who are enrolled part-time, payment will be processed on a pro-rata basis.

d. The Scholarship may not be deferred.

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 successfully meet the academic requirements of their Honours program.

b. Recipients who need to reduce their study load to part-time must seek prior approval from the relevant Associate Dean and only where extenuating circumstances apply, such as a documented medical condition which limits the capacity of the student to study full-time. Payment of the scholarship will then be processed on a pro-rate basis.

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 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 $8,300 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 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.