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David Clarke Memorial Scholarship

A sports scholarship
Supporting students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential, and who intend to become Sydney University rugby players with ambitions for higher achievements in the sport of rugby.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$15,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • Unconditional offer to study a coursework degree at the University
  • University of Sydney Rugby Club member
1 May 2020 31 May 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen.
  • have an unconditional offer of admission to study full-time in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at the University of Sydney
  • demonstrate outstanding academic achievement
  • be an active member of the University of Sydney Rugby Club

Note: Applications will be assessed on the basis of excellence in both academic and Rugby Union achievements.

Background

Established in 2011, the David Clarke Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential, and who intend to become University of Sydney rugby players with ambitions for higher achievements in the sport of rugby.

1. Background

a. Established in 2011, the David Clarke Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential, and who intend to become Sydney University rugby players with ambitions for higher achievements in the sport of rugby.

b. The successful applicant will embody the values and high standards of integrity that David Clarke represented throughout his life.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident.

b. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission to study full-time in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree at the University of Sydney.

c. Applicants must be, or intend to become, Sydney University rugby players.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement that demonstrates the applicant’s embodiment of the values and high standards of integrity David Clarke represented, as well as their ambitions for higher achievements in the sport of rugby.

b. In the case of two or more applicants of equal merit, the committee may consider personal circumstances, including but not limited to any disadvantage experienced by the applicants.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee chaired by the Vice Chancellor, or their nominated delegate.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $15,000 per annum and is tenable for one year only.

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

c. The Scholarship may be deferred for up to one year. 

d. Requests to hold the scholarship part-time will be approved under circumstances such as a medical condition which limits the student’s capacity to undertake full-time study. Such requests must be approved by the Scholarships Office. The scholarship will be paid at 50% of the normal semester payment.

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 each semester.

b. The recipient must remain an active participant of The University of Sydney Rugby Union Team for the length of the scholarship. This participation will be confirmed with the University of Sydney Football Club.

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 $6,000 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 withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.