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Yim Family Foundation Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship for honours level students
$25,000 scholarship to provide support to students studying chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and physics in the Faculty of Science.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$25,000
  • Studying a full-time honours program in chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and/or physics
  • Demonstrate financial need
12 October 2021 16 January 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $25,000 and is tenable for one year only. 

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be commencing a full-time honours program in chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and/or physics
  • be able to demonstrate financial need 
  • not hold an alternative primary scholarship.

Background

Established in 2015, the Yim Family Foundation Scholarship will provide financial support for students undertaking studies in the areas of chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience and physics in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney. 

1. Background

a. Established in 2015, the Yim Family Foundation Scholarship will provide financial support for students undertaking studies in the areas of Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Bioscience and Physics in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission in full-time in a Honours program in one of the following areas: Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Bioscience and/or Physics within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. supporting documentation and a personal statement which provides evidence of financial hardship and any other relevant hardships.

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

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $25,000 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 and suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean of Science, or their nominee, under extenuating circumstances, e.g. medical issues or family responsibilities.

d. The Scholarship is not transferable to an Honours project in other areas of the Faculty of Science, or to another University school faculty, faculty or university.

e. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

f. 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 for any coursework units of study required as part of their honours program.

b. Recipients may enrol part-time with the prior approval of the relevant Associate Dean and only where extenuating circumstances apply, such as a documented medical condition which limits the capacity of the student 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. transfers to an Honours project in other areas of the Faculty of Science, or to other Faculties within the University,

III. commences part-time study without prior approval,

IV. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

V. 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,

VI. 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,

VII. is awarded an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of higher value,

VIII. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

IX. 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.