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The Gregg Indigenous Scholarship in Science

A scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
$20,000 scholarship provides financial support to students in the Faculty of Science.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$20,000 p.a. (up to one year only)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Being currently enrolled or having an unconditional offer of admission and commencing full-time studying
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
23 November 2022 12 February 2023

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $20,000 and is tenable for one year only.

Who's eligible

You must:

Note: Confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity will be part of the application process. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate financial need.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2019. It has been generously donated by Michael and Suzanne Gregg to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking studies in Science at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 2019, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Michael and Suzanne Gregg to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking studies in Science at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.

b. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the applicant either being currently enrolled or having an unconditional offer of admission and commencing full-time study in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

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

III. a personal statement outlining how the scholarship will assist them in their studies at the University of Sydney.

b. Preference would be given to applicants who have demonstrated financial need, e.g., in receipt of Centrelink payments.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of the Dean of the Faculty of Science and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $20,000 and is tenable for one year only. The value of the scholarship can be used to support the cost of study, equipment, textbook or accommodation.

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 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 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.

7. Report

a. Successful recipients will be asked to provide a report at the end of the scholarship detailing the impact of the scholarship and their future aspirations.