Australia/America Connection Scholarship

The United States Studies Centre’s Master of US Studies program has had a strong history of producing leaders in the fields of business, politics and culture in both Australia and the United States.

This scholarship will be provided to students who not only display academic merit, but also the traits that the USSC looks to promote in their ‘Ambassadors’:

  • internationally minded
  • an understanding of the intersection of our three main areas of inquiry: politics, business and culture
  • a strong display of initiative and independent learning

In addition to the bursary, successful applicants will be honoured at an annual award ceremony hosted by our Chief Executive Officer and Academic Director.

About the scholarship

Successful applicants will receive the following:

  • (Full-time) $2000 bursary per semester for the duration of their degree (four semesters)
  • (Part-time) $1000 bursary per semester for the duration of their degree (eight semesters)
  • Award ceremony held in honour of scholarship recipients. Students will be able to meet attending foreign dignitaries, and are expected to prepare a short five-minute speech on a relevant topic
  • Networking sessions with industry leaders in the recipient's intended field of expertise
  • Assignment of a staff ‘mentor’ for relations in chosen field
  • VIP attendance to all yearly USSC events

The Australia/America Connection Scholarship will be paid to full-time recipients on the following dates:

  • Semester 1 census date (upon proof of enrolment in 30 credit points in USSC coded units for year duration).
  • Semester 2 census date (upon proof of enrolment in 30 credit points in USSC coded units for Semester 2 and Semester 1 of the next year; mid-year entry students only).

The Australia/America Connection Scholarship will be paid to part-time recipients on the following dates:

  • End of academic year (upon proof of enrolment in 30 credit points in USSC coded units for year duration).
  • End of Semester 2 academic date (upon proof of enrolment in 30 credit points in USSC coded units for Semester 2 and Semester 1 of the previous year; mid-year entry students only).

Eligibility

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have submitted a current application for the Master of US Studies at the University of Sydney for 2017 intake (Semester 1 or 2)
  • Have applied as a domestic student
  • Students must complete the full 96 credit point degree, with a minimum of 60 credit points in USSC coded units
  • Have submitted the relevant information for eligibility: academic transcript, resume, statement of intent and an (optional) 300-450 word response to the assigned questions.

Students will be considered for the scholarship upon making an application for the Master of US Studies or Graduate Diploma in US Studies.

Apply

To apply for the Australia/America Connection Scholarship, please submit the following information:

  • Academic transcript for previous study
  • Resume
  • Statement of intent (200 words)
  • A 300-450 word response to the following questions:
    -What do you consider the most important aspects of leadership? Describe a time in your life that you feel you have displayed these leadership qualities.
    -What do you see as the most important international relations/global business issue facing the United States and/or Australia and why?

Submit to us-studies@sydney.edu.au.