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Aboud Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship supports residents of rural areas or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undergoing financial hardship.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
  • Resident of a rural area or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Domestic student
  • Commencing undergraduate student
30 September 2020 29 October 2020

How to apply

Apply here.


This scholarship is valued at $10,000 and is tenable for one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

Note: Preference will be given to applicants studying at the Sydney Law School.


Established in 2017, this scholarship has been generously donated by Lucinda Aboud.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2017 to assist rural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking undergraduate coursework program at University of Sydney.

b. This Scholarship has been donated by Lucinda Aboud.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having applied for admission and selected University of Sydney as one of their preferences in UAC for the upcoming admission intake or being currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney. No Scholarship offer will be sent until an unconditional offer of admission has been secured.

b. Applicants must be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.

c. Applicants must either reside in a rural area or 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.

d. Applicant must have demonstrated financial disadvantage.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. level of financial disadvantage

III. level of remoteness of previous residential address

b. Preference will be given to applicants undertaking or intending to undertake undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney Law School.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) on the recommendation of a selection committee consisting of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) and/or their nominees.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum and is tenable for one year.

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

c. Recipients may hold the Scholarship on a part time basis due to extenuating circumstances (such as a medical condition) which limits the recipient’s capacity to undertake full time study. An application to hold a part-time Scholarship must be submitted to the Scholarships Office. Where a part time Scholarship is approved, payment will be 50% of the normal semester payment and the Scholarship will be extended by one semester for each semester that the recipient is approved to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Scholarships Office and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To receive the second and final instalment of the Scholarship, the recipient must achieve a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 in the first 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 second 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 $8,000 per annum or more that provides a living allowance. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship for the same purpose where the alternative scholarship is of higher value,

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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