US Studies Postgraduate Scholarship Program for International Students

United States Studies Postgraduate Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: History (US Studies)
Course Level: Postgraduate (certificate, masters)
Provider: United States Studies Centre
Country to Study in: Australia

Scholarship Description
The US Studies postgraduate program offers a wide range of merit-based coursework scholarships to local and international students.

The following scholarships, which honour the contributions significant Americans have made historically, are available: The Rosa Parks Scholarship; The Susan B. Anthony Scholarship; The Rachel Carson Scholarship; AND The Eleanor Roosevelt Scholarship.

Applications are open to all prospective US Studies students, regardless of their citizenship.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Scholarship is open to all local and international students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in US Studies and the Rosa Parks, Susan B Anthony, and Rachel Carson Scholarships are open to all local and international students enrolled in the Master of US Studies at The University of Sydney.

No scholarships are offered at the Graduate Diploma level or to students applying to complete US Studies units as a non award course.

Selection criteria:
The scholarships will be awarded by the United States Studies Centre, on the recommendation of the Academic Program Director after consultation with the Selection Committee.

Applicants will be required to submit an application form outlining their personal motivation for enrolling in the US Studies program, including their learning goals, the relevance of the course for the applicant’s career, plus transcripts and an example of the applicant’s written work (not to exceed 20 pages).

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (i.e. both local Australian and foreign international students)

Participating Institutions
The United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney NSW 2006, Australia

Fields of study
Courses in History - postgraduate Certificate in and Master of US Studies

Number of awards
Not specified - several will be given

Sponsorship duration
The scholarship is a cash payment, not a fee waiver.

Scholarship benefits
The following scholarships are available:
  • The Rosa Parks Scholarship - $4,000 - $6,000; 
  • The Susan B. Anthony Scholarship - $2,000 - $4,000; 
  • The Rachel Carson Scholarship - $1,000 - $2,000; AND 
  • The Eleanor Roosevelt Scholarship - $1,000 - $2,000.
Successful applicants will be informed of the amount of their scholarship. The scholarship will be paid directly to the applicant following enrolment in the US Studies program.

The maximum scholarship is likely to be 50% of tuition.
[Scholarships awarded to local students enrolled on a part time basis will be disbursed based on a student’s semester credit load. Therefore some scholarships will be disbursed over two semesters.]

Method of Application
To apply for a US Studies scholarship you must complete the Application form and attach the documentation that is requested. You may download the Application form from the official web page (link to it is below).

Students must apply separately for admissions to the US Studies program. Details of how to apply as a local or international student are on the US Studies Centre website (link to it is below). Applications for admissions are sent either to the Faculty of Arts (local students) or to the International Office (international students). Scholarship applications should be sent directly to the US Studies Centre.

Students are encouraged to submit their application for admissions and scholarship application at the same time.

Successful applicants cannot apply again for another scholarship in the same year.

Submit applications to:
Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor
Director of Teaching and Learning
United States Studies Centre
Institute Building, H03
University of Sydney NSW 2006

The CLOSING DATE (for Semester 2, 2013 applications) is 5 August 2013.

Short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Applicants will be considered for all relevant scholarships. It is not necessary to submit multiple applications.

Application Deadline: 5 August 2013
Open to International students: Yes

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