$8,000 scholarship to support rural and regional students who have experienced disadvantage.
|Value||Eligibility||Open date||Close date|
|$8,000 p.a. (up to 5 years)||
Students who apply for admission at the University of Sydney via UAC under the Education Access Scheme will be considered automatically. Further details regarding eligibility requirements of the scholarship can be found on the UAC website.
Scholarship offers will be made to correspond with relevant UAC offer rounds. Only successful recipients will be contacted via email.
This scholarship is valued at $8,000 and is tenable for the duration of the degree, up to a maximum of 5 years.
This scholarship was established by the Eureka Benevolent Foundation to support rural and regional students who have experienced disadvantage.
a. This scholarship was established by the Eureka Benevolent Foundation to support rural and regional students who have experienced disadvantage.
a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission in a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.
b. Applicants must be a school leaver and a domestic student.
c. Applicants have attended a rural or regional high school identified by the UAC educational disadvantage code "SO1C" or "SO1R".
d. Applicants have experienced financial hardship or reside in a low-socio economic status area and meet one or more of the following categories of disadvantage:
I. severe family disruption,
II. excessive family responsibilities,
III. personal injury / disability,
IV. refugee status, and/or
V. school environment.
3. Selection Criteria
a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:
I. academic merit, and
II. financial hardship.
b. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.
c. The Scholarship will be awarded by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) based on the recommendation by a selection committee chaired the Director, Sydney Future Students, or their nominee.
a. The Scholarship is valued at $8,000 per annum for the duration of the degree, up to a maximum of five years.
b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.
c. The Scholarship recipient is expected to enrol full-time in the agreed program during the tenure of their scholarship. Recipients may hold the scholarship part-time due to extenuating circumstances such as a medical condition which limits the student’s capacity to undertake full-time study. An application for a part-time scholarship must be submitted to the Scholarships Office for consideration. If a part-time scholarship is approved, payment will be 50% of the amount of the normal semester payment.
d. This Scholarship is deferrable for up to 12 months with prior approval by the Director, Director, Sydney Future Students.
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. 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.
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 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.