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The Kristina Hacket Memorial Scholarship

An undergraduate honours scholarship

Up to $6,000 for a female honours student in the fields of agriculture and animal sciences.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6,000 p.a. 
  • Domestic/international female student
  • unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled full-time in an Honours degree in the fields of agriculture and animal sciences
12 October 2021 16 January 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • domestic or international female student 
  • have an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled full-time in an Honours degree in the fields of agriculture and animal sciences within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

Background

Established in 2021, this scholarship was generously funded by Elanco Animal Health and Virbac Australia Animal Health, in addition to Kristina Hacket’s wide circle of family and friends.

The scholarship is to assist women in the fields of agriculture and animal sciences and is in honour of Kristina Hacket, an alumni and researcher with the University of Sydney.

Kristina Hacket was a great friend, colleague and researcher inspiring many of us working in agriculture, veterinary science and the animal health industry.

After completing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Sydney, Kristina pursued her interests in animal husbandry and agriculture by forging a life-long career within the animal health industry.

Her endeavours in collaborative research and development resulted in the successful launch of several innovative technologies that improve the health, productivity and welfare of animals to this day.

1. Background

a. Established in 2021, this scholarship was generously funded by Elanco Animal Health and Virbac Australia Animal Health, in addition to Kristina Hacket’s wide circle of family and friends. The scholarship is to assist women in the fields of agriculture and animal sciences and is in honour of Kristina Hacket, an alumni and researcher with the University of Sydney.

b. Kristina Hacket was a great friend, colleague and researcher inspiring many of us working in agriculture, veterinary science and the animal health industry. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Sydney, Kristina pursued her interests in animal husbandry and agriculture by forging a life-long career within the animal health industry. Her endeavours in collaborative research and development resulted in the successful launch of several innovative technologies that improve the health, productivity and welfare of animals to this day.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the applicant being female and having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time in an Honours degree in the fields of agriculture and animal sciences, within 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. personal statements outlining Honours area of study and interest in agriculture and animal science, current and prior leadership roles, and how the scholarship will benefit them in completing their degree.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, or their nominated delegate.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is tenable for one year only.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each relevant semester.

c. Deferral or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean of Science (or nominated delegate), and it is not transferable to another faculty, University School 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 SAM of 65 for any coursework units of study required as part of their honours program.

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.

c. Recipients must remain enrolled in one of the eligible degree programs full-time unless prior approval is sought to study part-time, due to extenuating circumstances such as a medical condition that limits the recipient’s capacity to study full-time.

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.