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The Isaacs Family Scholarship in Science

A postgraduate scholarship
This scholarship aims to support Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking a Masters degree in the Faculty of Science.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
up to $105,000
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Have an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled full-time or part-time to study a Masters by Coursework degree within the Faculty of Science
  • Must be available to attend the online or face to face interview
10 November 2023 03 March 2024

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship will cover the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) and academic tuition fees, up to a maximum of $60,000.

The Scholarship will provide up to $45,000 toward accommodation and living costs to be paid in instalments depending on the recipient's degree. This will be outlined in the Offer Letter.

Who's eligible

You must:

Background

Established in 2023, this Scholarship has been generously donated by the Isaacs Family to support Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking a Masters degree in the Faculty of Science. 

1. Background

a. Established in 2023, this Scholarship has been generously donated by the Isaacs Family to support Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking a Masters degree in the Faculty of Science.

2. Eligibility

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

b. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled full-time or part-time to study a Masters by Coursework degree within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants must be available to attend the interview which will be conducted either online or face to face.

3. Selection Criteria

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

i. academic merit,
ii. a personal statement which demonstrates their interest in     postgraduate studies in Science, and
iii. an interview.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Dean, Faculty of Science, or their nominated delegate(s) on the recommendation of a Selection Committee convened by the Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services and include a representative from the Gadigal Centre.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will cover the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) and academic tuition fees, up to a maximum of $60,000.

b. The Scholarship will provide up to $45,000 toward accommodation and living costs to be paid in instalments depending on the recipient's degree. This will be outlined in the Offer Letter.

c. The Scholarship payment will be made after the census date of each relevant semester.

d. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant semester in which it is offered. It may be deferred for up to a maximum of 6 months with prior approval of the Dean, Faculty of Science, or their nominated delegate(s). 

e. The Scholarship cannot be transferred to another area of research, University school, faculty oruniversity without prior approval.

f. No other amount is payable.

g. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, students must maintain satisfactory progression each semester.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:
I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
III. 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, or
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, or
V. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave.

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 detailing how the scholarship has assisted them with their studies. The report will be shared with the Donor and must be submitted to the Scholarships Office 6 months after receiving the scholarship and at the end of each year.

8. Other
a. Successful recipients will be asked when they receive the Scholarship offer letter if they consent:
I. for their details (name and degree) to be shared with the Donor and/or
II. to meeting with the Donor upon award of the Scholarship and mid-way through the Master’s Degree or other appropriate time(s).