Osiecki Honours Scholarship

Osiecki Honours Scholarship

Osiecki Honours Scholarship for Classics (Established during 2014 by Mr Henry Osiecki and Dr Vera Osiecki and maintained by an annual donation from Bio Concepts Pty Ltd) in Australia

Purpose of Osiecki Honours Scholarship

The purpose of Osiecki Honours Scholarship is to encourage and support honours students in the discipline of Classics and Ancient History to undertake travel that furthers their studies.


In these rules – Approved Program means the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or a dual program that includes the Bachelor of Arts (Honours). Head means Head of School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. Scholarship means the Osiecki Honours Scholarship for Classics.

Value and award of the Osiecki Honours Scholarship

(a) The value of the Scholarship is $6,250 per year paid in two instalments;

(b) Senate may award 2 Scholarships in a year on the recommendation of the Head.

Eligibility for award of Osiecki Honours Scholarship

 is eligible for the Scholarship if the applicant;

(a) Submits an application to the Head, by the closing date for applications; and

(b) Is either enrolled in the honours year of the approved program or has submitted an application for admission to the honours program; and

(c) Does not hold another scholarship that the Head considers to be similar.

Selection of award of Osiecki Honours Scholarship

(1) For the selection process the Head must establish a selection committee, comprising –

(a) The Head of School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry or staff nominee as chair; and

(b) The holder of the Paul Eliadis Chair of Classics and Ancient History or staff nominee; and

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(c) Dr Vera Osiecki or nominee; and

(d) The Director of the R.D. Milns Antiquities Museum or staff nominee

The Scholarship is awarded

To the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by

(a) Academic achievement and potential for scholastic success; and

(b) How travel or undertaking an internship will enhance the student’s honours year studies; and

(c) Any other matters the committee considers relevant.

Conditions for scholarship

(1) The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to one year subject to the recipient – (a) if applicable, being accepted into their honours program; and (b) continuing to be enrolled full-time in the Approved Program; and (c) conducting themselves in a professional manner while undertaking travel or completing an internship.

(2) The Scholarship may be suspended on approval from the Head and only with exceptional circumstances.

 (3) If a recipient fails to satisfy rules 6(1), the recipient must show cause to the Head, why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.

 (4) The Scholarship holder may be requested by the Head, within 3 months of returning to Australia, to submit a written report of approximately 2,000 words on the work done and the benefits derived from the holding of the Scholarship.

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