Douglas Fry Bursary

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The Douglas Fry Bursary has been established to provide financial support for a student who has demonstrated a passion for sociology and is in their third year of sociology study.

Student Type

Undergraduate

Area of Study

Arts & Social Sciences

Total Value

$ 1,000

Duration

1 year

Closing Date

31 January

Am I eligible?

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship.

  • I am an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent visa holder
  • I am enrolled in a sociology major, in my third year of an undergraduate course offered by the College of Arts, Society & Education
  • I have obtained a course GPA of 6.0 or above
  • I intend to enrol in 4th year honours in the field of sociology

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive $1,000.

How do I apply?

Prior to completing an application, you should carefully read the Scholarship Rules below. Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • a copy of their academic record from James Cook University
  • a certified copy of their academic record from any other academic institution
  • a written reference attesting to the applicant’s character and suitability to receive the bursary
  • their curriculum vitae
  • a written statement outlining academic and non-academic activities that demonstrate a genuine passion for sociology
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application

When applying for a scholarship it is very important that you ensure that you include all relevant documents (including a completed application form) and that your application is submitted before the closing date. If an application is incomplete, it will not be considered.

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What happens now?

Your application is checked for completeness and eligibility, and you will receive an email confirmation it has been received. After the closing date it will be individually assessed and put forward to a selection committee who will rank your application against others who have applied.

SCHOLARSHIP RULES

Introduction

This bursary has been established to provide financial support for a student who has demonstrated a passion for sociology and is in their third year of sociology study.

Nature of the Scholarship

The value of the bursary shall be $1,000 for one year or such amount as the Selection Committee determine from time to time.

Eligibility Criteria

The Douglas Fry Bursary shall be open to competition among candidates who:

  • are domestic students, i.e. Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa; are enrolled in a sociology major in the third year of a Bachelor's course offered by the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences; and
  • have a minimum course GPA of 6.0

Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee will, in the exercise of their absolute discretion, afford consideration to the following criteria

  • academic merit or potential;
  • the character of the candidate for the award;
  • a demonstrated passion for sociology;
  • an intention to enrol in 4th year honours in the field of sociology;
  • any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate, including whether the candidate has, or will receive any other scholarship assistance during their studies.

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted on the official form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.

Applicants will attach to the official form, where appropriate:

  • a copy of their academic record from James Cook University or a certified copy of their academic record from any other academic institution;
  • a reference attesting to the applicant’s good character and /or suitability to receive the bursary;
  • their curriculum vitae;
  • a written statement outlining academic and non-academic activities that demonstrate a genuine passion for sociology; and
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquiries as to the applicant’s good character and suitability to receive the bursary, which includes authorisation for the Selection Committee to examine the applicant’s academic record, and seek opinions from relevant members of the academic staff of this University or any other academic institution.

Selection Process

The award of the bursary shall be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:

  • Head of School, School of Arts and Social Sciences (Chair), or nominee;
  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology, or nominee;
  • current postgraduate student, or nominee; and
  • other members deemed appropriate, as determined by the Chair

The Selection Committee reserves the right not to award a bursary in any year if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, there is no candidate of sufficient merit to warrant an award.

The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the bursary.

Conditions of the Bursary

If the holder of an award fails to comply with any of these provisions or any provision relating to a particular award or with any conditions imposed under these provisions or the provisions relating to a particular award, the Council may terminate the award or withhold any further emoluments or take such action as it may deem necessary to enforce compliance with the provision or performance of the condition by the holder.

The recipient of the bursary shall continue to receive the award on condition that in the opinion of the Selection Committee, and on advice from the head of the school in which the recipient is undertaking a course of study, that the recipient maintains a satisfactory level of performance. Where it is determined that the level of academic performance is unsatisfactory the Selection Committee may in its absolute discretion cancel the award or suspend the award for such time as it may determine and/or until academic performance is considered satisfactory. Where an award is cancelled pursuant to the provisions to this clause it may, for the remainder of the term for which the original holder would have been entitled to it, be awarded to another suitable candidate.

In the event the Selection Committee cancels or suspends the student’s bursary, at the request of the student within 14 days, a review of the decision shall be undertaken by an Appeal Panel. The bursary shall not be awarded to another suitable candidate before the Appeal Panel makes a final decision on the review. The Appeal Panel shall comprise the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor or nominee (Chair); two staff members of the appropriate Faculty appointed by the Pro-Vice- Chancellor; and either the Student Association Academic Support Services Coordinator or the Student Association Welfare Coordinator. The staff members appointed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall have no association with the teaching of the subject(s) in which the unsatisfactory academic performance is alleged. Unless the circumstances are exceptional, the Appeal Panel shall consider only: the student’s grounds for requesting the review; any documents relevant to the finding of unsatisfactory academic performance; and the reasons for the decision by the Selection Committee.

The requirements of the bursary shall not make the awarding of the bursary conditional upon the recipient providing unremunerated services or products to the donor.

In the event that the recipient suspends their study, the bursary shall be suspended.

Administration of the Bursary

The bursary shall be administered by the College of Arts, Society & Education, on behalf of the Selection Committee.

The funds of the bursary shall be held in an account in the name of the University and shall be administered by the officer of the University charged with administering the bursary.

Moneys payable in any year to the holder of an award shall be paid at such times and in such amounts as the Registrar deems appropriate to the circumstance of each case.

Where a special provision relating to an award provides for the award to be paid in cash, the Vice-Chancellor may direct that in lieu of cash the award to be made in whole or in part in the form of books, instruments or equipment necessary to the awardees’ course to a value approximately equal to the stated amount of the award, unless the terms of any trust or the conditions laid down by the donor of the award expressly provide otherwise.

Where an award provides some benefit to the recipient from a body external to the University, or an obligation upon a body external to the University, the University, its servants and agents, shall not be liable for that benefit or obligation.

Definitions

Unless there appears a contrary intention in these rules:
“academic institution” includes University, Technical and Further Education College, private education provider, secondary school and any other institution that undertakes teaching or research;
“academic record” means the official records of the University, or any other academic institution that details the levels of academic achievement attained by the person whose academic record it is;
“award” means the bursary;
“awardee” means the recipient of a bursary; and
“candidate” means the person applying for the bursary

Scholarships for the purpose of these guidelines exclude scholarships for project and stipend support of research higher degree students.