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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship

$2,500 scholarship to support rural, regional or remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$2500 for 1 semester only
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • From rural, regional or remote Australia
  • Applying for or enrolled in an undergraduate degree
15 July 2021 30 July 2021

How to apply

Apply using the form here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $2,500 for one semester (Semester 2 2021) only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be applying for or be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree in Semester 2 2021
  • meet the requirements of HECS
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • be from a rural, regional or remote Australian area.

Background

Funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government, this scholarship was established to provide assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2019 to provide assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

b. This Scholarship is funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicant must be applying for or being currently enrolled, full-time at the University of Sydney in a Commonwealth supported (HECS) undergraduate degree (including Honours or combined degrees).

b. Applicants must 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 and may be asked to provide documentation to confirm their identity.

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

d. Applicants must not have completed a Bachelor degree or higher qualification at the time of application, unless such qualification is a pre-requisite for their current undergraduate course of study as mentioned in Clause 2a.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. level of remoteness of residential area prior to relocation to undertake studies at University of Sydney, and
II. level of other disadvantages, including financial, and
III. academic merit.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) upon recommendation by a selection committee nominated by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $2,500.

b. The Scholarship  will be paid as a one-off payment after the census date of each semester.

c. The Scholarship is transferrable to another undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

d. Deferral or suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

5. 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. 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,
IV. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
V. 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.

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