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Sydney School of Veterinary Sciences Undergraduate Equity Scholarship

An undergraduate equity scholarship
This scholarship aims to support low socio-economic students commencing a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
CSP rate p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Having an unconditional offer of admission and commencing full-time study in the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 
  • Be able to demonstrate low socio-economic status. 
01 July 2024 30 September 2024

How to apply

All prospective students, apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship will provide academic course fees (capped at CSP rate) for the first 3 years of the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

$500 each semester for the purchase of books and is tenable for the first 3 years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be domestic student
  • have an unconditional offer of admission and commencing full-time study in the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 
  • be able to demonstrate low socio-economic status

Please Note: Preference will be given to students:

         I.  Whose primary residential address is classified as a rural, regional, or remote area of Australia,

       II.  who identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2021 through the generous donation of the William Charles Watling - Bequest. It provides financial support to low socio-economic students entering the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology degree/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 2021 through the generous donation of the William Charles Watling – Bequest this scholarship provides financial support to low socio-economic students entering the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology degree/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.

b. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission and commencing full-time study in the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants must be able to demonstrate low socio-economic status via the Educational Access Scheme (EAS).

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:
I. academic merit,
II. evidence of low socio-economic status, and
III. personal statements outlining:
  i. the impact of a scholarship on their ability to study at the University of Sydney, and

ii. their interests in studying the degree and how they hope to use the degree in rural veterinary practice post-graduation.

b. Preference will be given to students:
I. Whose primary residential address is classified as a rural, regional, or remote area of Australia,
II. who identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person as defined by the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School of the School of Veterinary Sciences or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will provide academic course fees (capped at CSP rate) for the first 3 years of the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. The academic course fees will be processed after the census date of each main semester.

b. The Scholarship will also provide each student with an equal instalment of $500 for the purchase of books. This will be processed after the census date of each semester and is tenable for the first 3 years of the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

c. The Scholarship cannot be deferred, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty 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 full-time enrolment and a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 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. 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.

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.

7. Report

a. Successful recipients will be asked to provide a report to the Sydney School of Veterinary Sciences, before the last scholarship instalment in the final year, detailing how the scholarship has assisted them with their studies and how they will apply the knowledge and skills learnt in the degree on their return to rural veterinary practice.
 

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