For women, who are Australian citizens or permanent residents, enrolled in a postgraduate Masters degree (by research or including a thesis) at a South Australian university.
- Women students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents;
- Must be studying at a South Australian University for a postgraduate award which is classified at Master’s Degree level. This must be by research or include a thesis component;
- Must have completed at least six months full time equivalent of their masters program;
- Must have a good undergraduate academic record;
- Must not be in full time paid employment or on fully paid leave during the tenure of the Scholarship;
- Must not have received a scholarship or award in the same category in 2019.
There is no restriction on field of study. The scholarship may be held concurrently with awards offered by organisations other than the AFUW-SA Inc. Trust Fund.
How a scholarship may be used
This scholarship is not intended to fund basic costs that should be met by your University, unless unforeseen costs are incurred (please explain if this is the case). The scholarship is intended to help students in the critical phase leading up to completion of their studies. The scholarship must be used within twelve months of the date of the award (June 2020), i.e. by the end of June 2021.
Selection of winners is based primarily on academic merit, but also on the importance of the purpose for which the scholarship will be used to the progress or completion of the degree, on referees’ report, on financial need as well as community activities and other interests.
The amount of each scholarship will not exceed $4,000 but may be less depending on requirements of the successful applicant/s, if more than one scholarship is offered based on applicant rankings and funds available. No one will be awarded more than one scholarship in any one year. In exceptional circumstances the trustees of the AFUW-SA Inc. Trust Fund reserve the right not to award a scholarship.
Source of funds
Until 2009 funds for these scholarships were raised annually by the Academic Hoods and Gowns Hiring Service run on a voluntary basis by the trustees, members of The AFUW-SA Inc. (later GWSA Inc.) and friends. Funds are now sourced from investments, bequests and donations.
Your application must reach the Trust Fund’s secretarial service by 31 March 2020.
The AFUW-SA Inc. Trust Fund
213 Greenhill Road
Eastwood SA 5063 AUSTRALIA
It can only be posted to the above address. Applications received after the due date will not be considered. Applications remain the property of the trustees of The AFUW-SA Inc. Trust Fund.
The Trustees recognise that postgraduate students retain ownership of intellectual property arising from any original work undertaken during their course of study.
Notification of winners
Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. In the normal course of events, the successful applicants will be notified by the last day of June in the year of the award. Subsequently, a list of winners will be loaded to the Trust Fund Web site. The decision of the selection committee will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.