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Douglas Jamieson Aboriginal Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
$7000 yearly scholarship to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying engineering or science.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$7000 pa
  • Australian citizen
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Studying or commencing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering
  • Be from a rural, regional or remote area
16 August 2021


3 September 2021

How to apply

Apply here.


This scholarship is valued at $7000 and is tenable for the duration of the degree.

Who's eligible

You must:

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2014 to provide assistance to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking studies in Science or Engineering.

b. This Scholarship has been donated by Douglas Jamieson.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission to or being currently enrolled in an undergraduate coursework degree within the Faculty of Science of Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicant must be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

c. Applicants must have demonstrated financial disadvantage.

d. Applicants must be from a rural, regional or remote Australian area.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. level of financial disadvantage, and

III. level of remoteness of previous residential address

b. Preference will be given to applicants undertaking studies in Mathematics.

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

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $7,000 per annum and is tenable for duration of the undergraduate degree (excluding appended Honours).

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 Scholarships Office and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

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

VI. 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.