UQ Ramsay Undergraduate Scholarship - Western Civilisation

Summary

Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Scholarship value $30,000 per year
Scholarship duration Up to 5.5 years
Number awarded Up to 30
Opening date 6 November 2019
Closing date 8 December 2019

Scholarship description

The purpose of the scholarship is to support students undertaking a sequence of study in Western Civilisation either through the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) program or the dual Bachelor of Humanities/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program.

The scholarships are intended for academic high-achievers who desire to make a difference in the world. They are for students who are creative and intellectually curious with the critical skills to challenge the status quo and cross boundaries, and who value discussion, debate, and the opportunity to learn from others.

We are looking for students whose endeavours are driven by compassion, a desire to better the lives of all members of the community, and a strong code of ethics.

Eligibility

An applicant is eligible for the scholarship, if the applicant:

  1. submits an application to the University by the closing date for applications
  2. is an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident at the time of application
  3. (i)  will complete year 12 in the year of application; or
    (ii) completed year 12 in the year preceding the year of application;
  4. intends to enrol full-time in an Approved Program of Study in the year of award;
  5. expects to gain admission to an Approved Program of Study in the year of the award on the basis of predicted senior results and any applicable adjustment factors or on the basis of special entry pathways;
  6. has not undertaken any previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher, other than studies in special university programs designed for secondary school students; and
  7. will be available to participate in an interview with the selection committee on a date set by the University.

An Approved Program of Study means the extended major in Western Civilisation in the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) (BAdvHum(Hons)) or Bachelor of Humanities/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (BHum/LLB(Hons)) program.

Before you apply

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them before applying.

How to apply

To apply, you must submit:

  • a one to two page CV (including academic achievements)
  • two references
  • a statement addressing the selection criteria within the application form – you must respond to three questions based on academic ability, community service and compatibility with the program of study (up to 1500 characters per question)
  • a statement addressing any disadvantage (if applicable), and
  • appropriate supporting evidence.

Selection criteria

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. academic ability as demonstrated by previous academic results and awards;
  2. each of the following as demonstrated by written application and performance at interview:
    1. interest in the questions and ideas that have shaped the world;
    2. track-record of contribution to their communities;
    3. creativity and critical thinking skills that challenge and cross boundaries;
    4. ability to contribute effectively to discussion and debate;
    5. the desire and ability on the part of the candidate to empower and better the lives of others and to make a difference in the world;
    6. the qualities of compassion, empathy, and ethical behaviour;
    7. the value of the opportunity provided by the Scholarship to the applicant’s future development; and
  3. overall performance at interview.

Provided that the above criteria are met, preference may be given to applicants who can demonstrate as part of their application that they have experienced disadvantage or are from an underrepresented background in accordance with the University’s Strategic Plan.

The selection committee will interview short-listed applicants.

Contact

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Terms and conditions

The recipient may hold the Scholarship for the duration as specified in the table below, subject to the recipient -

  1. enrolling full-time in an Approved Program of Study;
  2. continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program of Study;
  3. achieving a GPA of at least 4.0 in each semester that the Scholarship is held; and
  4. not holding another scholarship the Associate Dean considers similar.

If a recipient fails to satisfy the conditions above, the recipient must show cause to the Associate Dean why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.

The Scholarship may not be deferred.

On approval from the Associate Dean, the Scholarship can be interrupted for a maximum period of two semesters during the tenure of the Scholarship.

The recipient can transfer a scholarship between the pathways in the Approved Program of Study only with the prior approval of the Executive Dean.

The University may terminate the Scholarship - 

  1. if the recipient does not show cause to the reasonable satisfaction of the University;
  2. once maximum duration of the Scholarship has lapsed; or
  3. if the student commits serious misconduct.