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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 via the Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme
11 July 2022 02 October 2022

How to apply

This scholarship is administered through the Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme application process and an application form.

Please complete the Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme application and application form to be considered for this scholarship.

Conditional offers will be made in November to successful applicants with unconditional offers made once ATAR results are released in December.

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 via the Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme
  • complete the application form containing the personal statements and supporting documents i. e. evidence of ATSI identity and primary residential address.

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 Bachelorof 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 Bachelorof 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 admissionand commencing full-time study in the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of VeterinaryMedicine at the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants must be able to demonstrate low socio-economic status via the Early Offer Year 12(E12) Scheme.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. evidence of low socio-economic status via the Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme, and

III. personal statements outlining:

i. how the scholarship will assist them in their studies at the University of Sydney, and

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

b. Preference will be given to students:

I. with a rural or remote primary residential address as defined by the Australian GovernmentDoctor Connect classifications and/or

II. who identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person as defined in the University ofSydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Head of SchoolSydney School/Dean 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 theBachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. The academic course feeswill 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 purchaseof books. This will be processed after the census date of each semester and is tenable for thefirst 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 aminimum 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 limitedto, 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 underany instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reservesthe 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 VeterinarySciences, before the last scholarship instalment in the final year, detailing how the scholarshiphas assisted them with their studies and how they will apply the knowledge and skills learnt inthe degree on their return to rural veterinary practice.

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