Ramsay Scholarship
Opens 1 Dec 2021 08:00 AM (AEDT)
Deadline 31 Jan 2022 11:59 PM (AEDT)
$90,000 / $150,000
Description

Applications for this scholarship must be made through the ACU Course Browser:


Bachelor of Arts Western Civilisation

 

Bachelor of Arts Western Civilisation/Bachelor of Laws



About this scholarship

Established in 2020, this scholarship supports commencing students enrolling full-time in the Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation) or the Bachelor of Arts Western Civilisation/Bachelor of Laws at the North Sydney campus.  

An ACU Ramsay Scholar is a future leader committed to the enrichment of society and the promotion of the common good. In pursuit of this endeavour they demonstrate a passion for intellectual engagement with ideas and great questions that have shaped Western Civilisation. 

The essential quality of their intellectual engagement is a critical habit of mind demonstrated through debate and discussion of ideas, and careful consideration of different views and perspectives and the dignity of those who hold them.
  

Scholarship type

Merit

 

Value

  • The scholarship is valued at up to $90,000 for students enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation) or $150,000 for students enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts Western Civilisation/Bachelor of Laws. The scholarship will be paid in instalments of $15,000 per semester.
  • Recipients are eligible to receive 25% remission of rental fees in an NRAS Studio or Premium Studio apartment on a 12 month agreement at ACU Miguel Cordero Residence in Camperdown. (see the accommodation offer section below for further details.)
  • Recipients are also eligible to receive one return economy airfare to participate in an approved program of study abroad as part of the course.
  • There are 30 scholarships available.

Where scholarship recipients have an EFTSL of 0.375 or greater but less than 1.0, the Scholarship will be awarded pro rata for the duration of the course.

In the first year of the scholarship, recipients from remote areas will be paid $3,000 of the total annual value of the scholarship in the first week of study to help offset start-up costs, with the balance to be paid in two equal instalments after the census date in Semester 1 and Semester 2. All other Scholars will be paid $2,500 of the total value of the Scholarship in the first week of study to help offset start-up costs, with the balance to be paid in two equal instalments after the census date in Semester 1 and Semester 2.


Student type

Future students
  

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to applicants who will be commencing their course and who meet all the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Australian citizen, permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
  • Course: Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation) or the Bachelor of Arts Western Civilisation/Bachelor of Laws
  • Campus: North Sydney
  • Study load: full-time 
  • Year Level: commencing first year
  • Academic ability as ordinarily demonstrated by projected minimum section rank of 92 based on ATAR and adjustment factors
  • Highest qualification: 
    • must have completed year 12 between 2019 and 2021
    • must not have undertaken preliminary study at a tertiary level, other than secondary school advancement program or first year Bachelor level study

 

Application process

Applicants will be required to provide the following as part of the application:

  • A 750-1,500-word essay in response to the question: 
    • How should champions of Western Civilisation reply to its critics today? OR
    • An existing piece of written work on an Arts/Humanities theme (for example, an essay from the Year 12 curriculum which addresses a topic based on studies of literature, history, philosophy, religious studies etc)
  • Details of academic achievements
  • Details of leadership experience
  • Details of community engagement activities
  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview
  • Applicants who are successful in reaching the interview stage will be required to provide supporting documents to verify academic achievements and community engagement.

First round applications for Semester 1 2022 close 30 November 2021.

The final application closing date for Semester 1 2022 is 31 January 2022.

For further information and details on how to apply please visit the below pages in ACU's Course Browser:

Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation)

Bachelor of Arts Western Civilisation/Bachelor of Laws


Selection criteria

Applications are assessed on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Alignment with Ramsay Attributes demonstrated through:
    • leadership qualities
    • commitment to the enrichment of society
    • passion for intellectual engagement with ideas and great questions that have shaped Western Civilisation
    • critical habit of mind demonstrated through capacity to debate and discuss ideas, and to consider different views and perspectives.
  • Alignment with the ACU Mission as demonstrated through evidence of commitment to the:
    • pursuit of truth
    • dignity of the human person
    • common good
  • Alignment with ACU Strategic Focus Areas of: 
    • opportunity: commitment to enriching society through learning and knowledge,
    • innovation: cultivation of imagination 
    • ethics: willingness to develop the highest ethical standards in self, others and society generally.
  • Interview

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.


Selection process

Applicants will be selected by the Ramsay Scholarship Selection Panel comprising of senior ACU and Ramsey Centre staff.


Ongoing requirements

To remain eligible for scholarship payments, recipients are required to maintain the following:

  • full-time enrolment (1.0 EFTSL for the full payment, or 0.375 EFTSL for a pro rata payment)
  • enrolment at the North Sydney campus 
  • enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation) or the Bachelor of Arts Western Civilisation/Bachelor of Laws
  • minimum GPA of 4 (on the ACU seven-point scale)


Accommodation Offer

Ramsay Scholars are eligible to apply for a further-discounted National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) studio or premium studio at Miguel Cordero Residence (MCR). The National Rental Affordability Scheme is a Federal Government scheme which aims to increase the supply of affordable rental dwellings. NRAS rooms are already discounted by at least 20% of average market rent, with MCR NRAS studio rooms charged at $370 per week, and premium studio rooms charged at $425 per week (all NRAS rooms require a 12-month minimum rental agreement). For Ramsay Scholars, these rooms will be further reduced to a rate of $275 per week for studio rooms, and $315 per week for premium studio rooms. All apartments come fully furnished and rental fees are inclusive of all utilities and 24 hour access to support.

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Ramsay Scholarship


Applications for this scholarship must be made through the ACU Course Browser:


Bachelor of Arts Western Civilisation

 

Bachelor of Arts Western Civilisation/Bachelor of Laws



About this scholarship

Established in 2020, this scholarship supports commencing students enrolling full-time in the Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation) or the Bachelor of Arts Western Civilisation/Bachelor of Laws at the North Sydney campus.  

An ACU Ramsay Scholar is a future leader committed to the enrichment of society and the promotion of the common good. In pursuit of this endeavour they demonstrate a passion for intellectual engagement with ideas and great questions that have shaped Western Civilisation. 

The essential quality of their intellectual engagement is a critical habit of mind demonstrated through debate and discussion of ideas, and careful consideration of different views and perspectives and the dignity of those who hold them.
  

Scholarship type

Merit

 

Value

  • The scholarship is valued at up to $90,000 for students enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation) or $150,000 for students enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts Western Civilisation/Bachelor of Laws. The scholarship will be paid in instalments of $15,000 per semester.
  • Recipients are eligible to receive 25% remission of rental fees in an NRAS Studio or Premium Studio apartment on a 12 month agreement at ACU Miguel Cordero Residence in Camperdown. (see the accommodation offer section below for further details.)
  • Recipients are also eligible to receive one return economy airfare to participate in an approved program of study abroad as part of the course.
  • There are 30 scholarships available.

Where scholarship recipients have an EFTSL of 0.375 or greater but less than 1.0, the Scholarship will be awarded pro rata for the duration of the course.

In the first year of the scholarship, recipients from remote areas will be paid $3,000 of the total annual value of the scholarship in the first week of study to help offset start-up costs, with the balance to be paid in two equal instalments after the census date in Semester 1 and Semester 2. All other Scholars will be paid $2,500 of the total value of the Scholarship in the first week of study to help offset start-up costs, with the balance to be paid in two equal instalments after the census date in Semester 1 and Semester 2.


Student type

Future students
  

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to applicants who will be commencing their course and who meet all the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Australian citizen, permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
  • Course: Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation) or the Bachelor of Arts Western Civilisation/Bachelor of Laws
  • Campus: North Sydney
  • Study load: full-time 
  • Year Level: commencing first year
  • Academic ability as ordinarily demonstrated by projected minimum section rank of 92 based on ATAR and adjustment factors
  • Highest qualification: 
    • must have completed year 12 between 2019 and 2021
    • must not have undertaken preliminary study at a tertiary level, other than secondary school advancement program or first year Bachelor level study

 

Application process

Applicants will be required to provide the following as part of the application:

  • A 750-1,500-word essay in response to the question: 
    • How should champions of Western Civilisation reply to its critics today? OR
    • An existing piece of written work on an Arts/Humanities theme (for example, an essay from the Year 12 curriculum which addresses a topic based on studies of literature, history, philosophy, religious studies etc)
  • Details of academic achievements
  • Details of leadership experience
  • Details of community engagement activities
  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview
  • Applicants who are successful in reaching the interview stage will be required to provide supporting documents to verify academic achievements and community engagement.

First round applications for Semester 1 2022 close 30 November 2021.

The final application closing date for Semester 1 2022 is 31 January 2022.

For further information and details on how to apply please visit the below pages in ACU's Course Browser:

Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation)

Bachelor of Arts Western Civilisation/Bachelor of Laws


Selection criteria

Applications are assessed on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Alignment with Ramsay Attributes demonstrated through:
    • leadership qualities
    • commitment to the enrichment of society
    • passion for intellectual engagement with ideas and great questions that have shaped Western Civilisation
    • critical habit of mind demonstrated through capacity to debate and discuss ideas, and to consider different views and perspectives.
  • Alignment with the ACU Mission as demonstrated through evidence of commitment to the:
    • pursuit of truth
    • dignity of the human person
    • common good
  • Alignment with ACU Strategic Focus Areas of: 
    • opportunity: commitment to enriching society through learning and knowledge,
    • innovation: cultivation of imagination 
    • ethics: willingness to develop the highest ethical standards in self, others and society generally.
  • Interview

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.


Selection process

Applicants will be selected by the Ramsay Scholarship Selection Panel comprising of senior ACU and Ramsey Centre staff.


Ongoing requirements

To remain eligible for scholarship payments, recipients are required to maintain the following:

  • full-time enrolment (1.0 EFTSL for the full payment, or 0.375 EFTSL for a pro rata payment)
  • enrolment at the North Sydney campus 
  • enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation) or the Bachelor of Arts Western Civilisation/Bachelor of Laws
  • minimum GPA of 4 (on the ACU seven-point scale)


Accommodation Offer

Ramsay Scholars are eligible to apply for a further-discounted National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) studio or premium studio at Miguel Cordero Residence (MCR). The National Rental Affordability Scheme is a Federal Government scheme which aims to increase the supply of affordable rental dwellings. NRAS rooms are already discounted by at least 20% of average market rent, with MCR NRAS studio rooms charged at $370 per week, and premium studio rooms charged at $425 per week (all NRAS rooms require a 12-month minimum rental agreement). For Ramsay Scholars, these rooms will be further reduced to a rate of $275 per week for studio rooms, and $315 per week for premium studio rooms. All apartments come fully furnished and rental fees are inclusive of all utilities and 24 hour access to support.

Value

$90,000 / $150,000

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Opens
1 Dec 2021 08:00 AM (AEDT)
Deadline
31 Jan 2022 11:59 PM (AEDT)

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