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Statute No. 31: Scholarships and Prizes

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Statute No. 31: Scholarships and Prizes

1. In this Statute unless the context otherwise requires—

'Prize' shall mean a sum of money or a specified article awarded to a student, normally for academic achievement while studying for a degree, diploma or certificate of the University.

'Scholarship' shall mean a sum of money awarded to a student to cover or contribute towards the costs associated with studying for a degree, diploma or certificate of the University.

'Student' shall mean a person formally enrolled for a degree, diploma or certificate of the University.

2. The Senate may make regulations for the granting of prizes and scholarships as it sees fit.

3. Scholarships and prizes of the University shall be granted in accordance with this Statute and any regulations governing the grant of scholarships or prizes.

4. Scholarships and prizes for the granting of which regulations have been made shall be granted in accordance with those regulations.

5. If students from only one faculty are to be eligible for the grant of a scholarship or prize, that faculty may resolve upon the establishment thereof, and may from time to time by resolution alter the name or amount of the scholarship or prizes or the conditions governing its grant, or resolve that it cease to be granted.

6. If students from two or more faculties are to be eligible for the grant of a scholarship or prize, the Academic Board may resolve upon the establishment thereof, and may from time to time by resolution alter the amount of the scholarship or prize or the conditions governing its grant, or resolve that it cease to be granted.

7.(1) Where regulations have been made for the establishment of a scholarship or prize, a faculty or the Academic Board may resolve upon the establishment of that scholarship or prize, conditionally upon the repeal of those regulations.

(2) On the repeal of those regulations, that scholarship or prize shall be granted in accordance with the Statute pursuant to that resolution.

8. A resolution of a faculty or of the Academic Board for the establishment of a scholarship or prize shall clearly specify the conditions governing the scholarship or prize, which shall comply with the following requirements:

(1) For scholarships and prizes:

(a) The criteria for the grant shall be clearly indicated.
(b) A scholarship or prize shall be granted on the basis of academic criteria only, unless the Academic Board shall by resolution otherwise determine.
(c) The procedure for selection of the grantee shall be clearly indicated.
(d) The person or persons responsible for the selection of the grantee shall be clearly indicated.
(e) Notwithstanding that a candidate meets the criteria for a grant, a scholarship or prize shall be awarded only if, in the opinion of the person or persons responsible for the selection of the grantee, there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
(f) Where a scholarship or prize will be funded from a bequest or donation, the express directions of the testator or donor shall be given effect.
(g) Unless the testator or donor of the bequest or donation from which the scholarship or prize is funded has expressly directed otherwise—
(i) a scholarship or prize shall be granted annually;
(ii) a scholarship or prize shall not be granted to the same person twice;
(iii) where a scholarship or prize lapses or is not granted for any reason, the unused grant money shall be added to and become part of the scholarship or prize fund.

(2) For scholarships only, the body responsible for the selection of the grantee shall be the Scholarships Committee of the Academic Board, or such other body as the Board may approve.

(3) For prizes only:

(a) A prize shall be granted only for work which has been done by a student as part of a course for a degree, diploma or certificate.
(b) A prize shall lapse if it is not claimed by the grantee within 12 months of the grant being declared.
(c) Provision shall be made for the contingency of two or more candidates tying for a prize, in which event the prize may be shared.
(d) Except for a prize which is granted pursuant to Clause 6 of this Statute, the amount of the prize shall not be less than the minimum amount for prizes as determined from time to time by resolution of the Senate.
(e) Unless the testator or donor of the bequest or donation from which the prize is funded has expressed directly otherwise, the body responsible for the selection of the grantee shall be the appropriate Board of Examiners.

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