The Ian and Barbara Burgess Memorial Rural Science Scholarship

The Ian and Barbara Burgess Memorial Rural Science Scholarship

UGCE1262

Key
High School Leaver
Indigenous Australians
Rural
UAC & EAS
Criteria
Stage
Value
$11,000
2 Scholarship(s) available for Duration of program (minimum)
Residency
Aus Citizen / Aus Permanent Resident
Opens
Closes
See below
Outline

The Ian and Barbara Burgess Memorial Rural Science Scholarship aims to encourage and assist rural students to undertake study in Science at UNSW.



Application Process

This scholarship is included in the Faculty of Science Entry Awards and Scholarships (UGCA1730). In order to be potentially considered for this scholarship please apply via the advertisement for the Faculty of Science Entry Awards and Scholarships (UGCA1730)
Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have completed the NSW HSC (or interstate equivalent) or IB, either:
    • in the year prior to commencing study at UNSW, or
    • in the previous two years prior to commencing at UNSW, provided no tertiary study was undertaken during this period.
  • The applicant's family must have lived in a rural or isolated area* for at least four (4) years of the applicant's high school studies and the applicant must have attended a secondary school in rural or isolated area for at least four (4) years OR in receipt of a scholarship to attend a metropolitan boarding school.

    The Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Areas (ASGC) classifications accepted under the program are RA2 (with the exception of Hobart), RA3, RA4 or RA5. To determine whether your home postcode is classified as inner regional (RA2), outer regional (RA3) or remote rural (RA4 or RA5) please refer to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) map for details. (Note: Hobart is not classified as rural for the purposes of this Scholarship).

  • Be commencing full-time undergraduate (single or dual) degree program in the Faculty of Science at UNSW.
    Note: enrolment in a dual degree in combination with another UNSW program is permissible, but the tenure of the scholarship will remain at the maximum of the single degree i.e. three (3) years for a single degree and a maximum of four (4) years for a single degree with Honours in Science.
Selection

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of:

  • Academic merit.
  • Aptitude for and commitment to studies in Science.
Interviews
Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview.