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McCaughey Memorial Institute Scholarship in Agriculture

An honours scholarship
A $7500 scholarship to provide financial assistance to students studying honours in agriculture.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$7500
  • Progressing to or enrolled in a full-time honour with an agricultural research topic 
  • Have achieved a WAM of 65 or above, or equivalent 
  • Be able to demonstrate financial hardship
12 October 2021 16 January 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $7500 per annum and is tenable for one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have completed your third year of either:
    • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
    • Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness
    • Bachelor of Science (Plant Production)/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
    • Bachelor of Science (Animal Production)/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
    • Bachelor of Science (Soil Science & Hydrology)/Bachelor of Advanced Studies
    • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Animal & Veterinary Bioscience),
    • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture), or 
    • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness)
  • be progressing to or enrolled in full-time in honours with an agricultural research topic 
  • have achieved a WAM of 75 or above, or equivalent 
  • be able to demonstrate financial hardship

Background

This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students studying honours in agriculture.

This scholarship has been donated by McCaughey Memorial Institute.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students studying honours in Agriculture.

b. This Scholarship has been donated by McCaughey Memorial Institute.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission in Honours studying an Agricultural focused research topic or being currently enrolled in full-time Honours in fourth year with an Agricultural-focused research topic within the School of Life & Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must have completed third year of either:

I. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture,

II. Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness,

III. Bachelor of Science (Plant Production)/Bachelor of Advanced Studies

IV. Bachelor of Science (Animal Production)/Bachelor of Advanced Studies

V. Bachelor of Science (Soil Science & Hydrology)/Bachelor of Advanced Studies

VI. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Animal & Veterinary Bioscience),

VII. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture), or

VIII. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Food and Agribusiness)

c. Applicants must have achieved a WAM of 65 and above, or equivalent, in their previous tertiary studies.

d. Applicants must demonstrate financial hardship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. evidence of financial hardship, and

III. a personal statement demonstrating (i) financial hardship and (ii) interest in an area within the discipline of agriculture, food and agribusiness and if relevant interest in undertaking field work and other research at rural sites.

b. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in undertaking field work and other research at rural sites as part of their honours program.

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 $7,500 per annum 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. 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.