GS Caird Scholarship in Chemistry

GS Caird Scholarship in Chemistry

1. Background

a. Established in 2023, this scholarship is supported by a generous donation from George S. Caird to encourage new discoveries in chemistry. This scholarship will be awarded to outstanding second-year Chemistry students as they transition to their third year of Chemistry at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen.

B. The scholarship is offered on the condition that the applicant has completed the second year of a chemistry major (Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry) and is currently enrolled full-time in the third year of a chemistry major in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

C. Applicants must be able to prove at least one of the following:

1. Be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander as defined in the University of Sydney Affirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015, and/or
secondly. They are experiencing financial hardship, long-term medical condition, regional or remote deprivation, and/or carer responsibilities, which will be assessed via University Admissions Center (UAC) Scholarship Application.

3. Selection criteria

a. The scholarship will be awarded based on:

1. Academic merit, assessed on the basis of the average mark in two or more previously completed 2000-level Chemistry modules (i.e. from CHEM2521, CHEM2921, CHEM2991, CHEM2522, CHEM2922, CHEM2523, CHEM2923, CHEM2524, CHEM2924, but not Includes CHEM2532, CHEM2533, CHEM2534, and

secondly. Evidence of at least one of the following:

I. Identity as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in Confirmation of the University of Sydney Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015, and/or
secondly. Experience of financial hardship, long-term medical condition, regional or remote deprivation, and/or cross-carer responsibilities
University Admissions Center (UAC) Equity Scholarship Application.

B. The scholarship will be awarded based on the nomination of the Head of the School of Chemistry or his or her appointed representative.

4. Value

a. The scholarship is worth $7,500 per year and can be continued for up to two years.

B. The annual value of the scholarship will be paid in two equal installments after the census date for each semester.

C. The scholarship may not be postponed without prior permission from the Head of the College of Chemistry or his or her designated representative, and may not be transferred to another university school, faculty, or university without prior approval.

Dr.. The scholarship will be awarded subject to availability of funds.

H. No other amount is paid.

5. Continuing eligibility

a. To continue receiving the scholarship, the recipient must maintain a semester grade point average (SAM) of 65 each semester and continue to be enrolled in a chemistry major. If the scholarship is extended to the Honors year, the recipient must be enrolled in the Honors degree in the College of Chemistry and meet the Honors Program requirements.

B. If recipients are enrolled part-time in their degree, they must obtain prior approval to receive the scholarship on a part-time basis. Under these circumstances, payments may be made on a pro rata basis.

C. Recipients who exchange during this scholarship period are required to achieve a Satisfactory Requirements Score (SR) to receive the next payment.

6. Termination

a. The scholarship may be terminated if the recipient:

1. Withdraws from an eligible course or fails to register,
secondly. Does not transfer to the third year of chemistry major.
Third. Begins part-time study without prior approval,
Fourthly. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
V. has been determined by the University to have been guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, providing false or misleading information as part of his or her scholarship application,
VI. Accepts an alternative scholarship administered by the University of Sydney of $6,000 per year or more for the same purpose as this scholarship, or
Seventh. Study shall not resume after the end of the approved leave period.

B. Once the scholarship is terminated, it will only be reinstated due to an error by the university.

C. In the event that a student is found guilty of gross misconduct or their scholarship is terminated under any instance of the termination clause of these Terms and Conditions, the University reserves the right to seek reimbursement of any scholarship monies paid to the scholarship recipient.

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