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The Ross Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
Scholarship for regional or remote students commencing an undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Science.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$7200 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Recent school leaver
  • Unconditional offer of admission into an undergraduate science degree
  • Rural or remote resident
8 December 2020 17 January 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $7200 per annum and is tenable for up to four years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be a recent school leaver and have an unconditional offer of admission for a full-time undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney
  • have a rural or remote primary residential address, defined by the Australian Government Doctor Connect classifications as inner regional, outer regional, remote or very remote.

Note: Applicants who have deferred or have undertaken a gap year are not eligible.

Background

Established in 2021, this scholarship has been generously donated by Joan Ross to support students from rural or regional areas of Australia and who will commence a science undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 2021, this Scholarship has been generously donated by Joan Ross to support students from rural or regional areas of Australia and who will commence a Science undergraduate 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 being a recent school leaver and having an unconditional offer of admission in full-time in an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants must have a rural or remote primary residential address as defined by the Australian Government Doctor Connect classifications as inner regional, outer regional, remote or very remote.

d. Applicants who have deferred or have undertaken a gap year are not eligible.

3. Selection Criteria

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

        I. inner regional, outer regional, remote/very remote         status as determined by the Australian Government         Doctor Connect classifications, and

        II. personal statements outlining:

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

                    ii. their interests in studying a Science degree and                     what they hope to achieve from their studies.

b. Preference may be given to an applicant based on ATAR or equivalent.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, or their nominee.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $7,200 per annum and is tenable for up to four years only.

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 without the prior permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Science or their nominated delegate, 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 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

c. 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 $6000 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.

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