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Science Top of the State Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
$5000 scholarship to support 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
  • Achieve first place in one of the NSW HSC subjects listed below
  • No previous tertiary studies
  • Commencing an undergraduate, double or combined degree in the Faculty of Science
December 2022 December 2022

How to apply

No application is required, as this scholarship is awarded based on HSC results and enrolment in relevant degree/subjects. Recipients will be informed by email after HSC results are released. For more information, please refer to the terms and conditions.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $5000 and is tenable for one year only. 

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have achieved first-place in one or more of the following NSW HSC subjects:
    • Agriculture
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth and Environmental Science
    • Geography
    • Mathematics Advanced
    • Mathematics Extension 1
    • Mathematics Extension 2
    • Physics
    • Science Extension
    • Investigating Science
  • not have previously undertaken tertiary studies
  • be commencing an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science, or a double or combined undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Science

Background

Established in 2017 by the Faculty of Science, this Scholarship recognises the exceptional talent of applicants who are the top achiever in a science subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC). The scholarship encourages recipients to continue to pursue their passion for science in an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 2017 by the Faculty of Science, this Scholarship recognises the exceptional talent of candidates who are the top achiever in a science subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC). The Scholarship encourages recipients to continue to pursue their passion for science in an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. 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.

b. Applicants must be the first-place achiever in one or more of the following NSW HSC subjects: Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Physics, Science Extension, and Investigating Science.

c. Applicants must not have previously undertaken tertiary study.

d. 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 on the recommendation of the Dean of Science or their nominated delegate.

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 semester.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Science or their nominated delegate, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university with 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 75 each semester.

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. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, and/or

VI. 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.