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Plumian Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship is awarded for proficiency in the HSC (or equivalent) to a student enrolled in biology, geology or geography in the Faculty of Science.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$1000
  • Uundergraduate student at the Faculty of Science
  • Enrolled in 6 credit points of biology, geology or geography in each semester of first year
  • Completed secondary studies in the previous year
N/A N/A

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 $1000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in at least six credit points of biology, geology or geography units of study in each semester of your first year of an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science
  • have completed your secondary studies in the previous year (candidates who have deferred or taken a gap year are not eligible).

Note: The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, and preference will be given to candidates from Barker College, Hornsby.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1953 from a bequest by Reverend Henry Plume.

1. Background

a. Established in 1953 by a bequest from Reverend Henry Plume, this Scholarship is awarded for academic merit in the Higher School Certificate (or equivalent) to a student matriculating from Barker College, Hornsby, and undertaking study in natural science in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Candidates must have completed their secondary studies in the previous year. Students who have deferred or taken a gap year are not eligible.

b. Candidates must be commencing full-time enrolment in an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science.

c. Candidate must be enrolled in at least 6 credit points of natural science units of study in each semester. Natural science includes biological sciences, chemistry, physics and geology. Natural science does not include computer science, data science, history and philosophy of science, mathematics or psychology.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

b. The Scholarship shall be awarded to the candidate with the highest ATAR matriculating from Barker College, Hornsby. The candidate must have an ATAR of at least 98.50.

c. Where there is no suitable candidate from Barker College, Hornsby, candidates from other Australian high schools will be considered.

d. 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 $1,000 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 and it is not transferable to another major, 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 be enrolled in at least 6 credit points of natural science units of study in each semester.

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. fails to enrol in at least 6 credit points of natural science units of study in each semester,

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.