Arts & Social Sciences Explorer Scholarship

Arts & Social Sciences Explorer Scholarship

UGCA1409

Key
High School Leaver
Indigenous Australians
Rural
UAC & EAS
Criteria
Stage
Value
$5,000
1 Scholarship(s) available for Duration of program (minimum)
Residency
Aus Citizen / Aus Permanent Resident
Opens
24/07/2019
Closes
30/09/2019
Outline

The Arts & Social Sciences Explorer Scholarship was established to recognise outstanding students who are intellectually adventurous and demonstrate significant engagement with critical social issues affecting Australian society and/or impacting upon our position in the region.

Eligibility
To be eligible, applicants must:
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Australia Permanent Resident
  • Be commencing a full-time Undergraduate (single or dual) program at the UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in 2020
  • Have completed the Higher School Certificate (or equivalent qualification) in the year prior to commencing study at UNSW, or two (2) years prior to commencing study provided no tertiary study was undertaken in this period.

Selection

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of:

  • Academic merit: must have obtained an ATAR (or the equivalent) of 90 or above
  • Leadership skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of key national social issues.

Applicants will be required to submit a 1000 word opinion piece in their supporting documents on an issue of national importance with significant social impact.

The piece should articulate the nature and scope of the issue, identify the stakeholders and context, and outline the key considerations required to address the issue in a meaningful way. As this is an opinion piece formal referencing is not required. The shorter length reflects the need to be articulate, thoughtful and succinct when engaging in public debate on critical issues.

Interviews
Interviews are not required for this Scholarship.