Rhonda Ewart Honours Scholarship in Dementia Care (Rule 168)

This scholarship was established in 2015 by Rhonda Ewart to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the University of Tasmania and to provide an honours scholarship in perpetuity to be awarded to a student undertaking Honours in Dementia Care with the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania.

The Academic Senate of the University has agreed to the establishment of a scholarship on the terms of these rules:

Rules

  1. An amount of $125,000 donated by Rhonda Ewart to the University of Tasmania Foundation, together with any future donations and accrued interest, (the Fund) forms the endowment of a scholarship to be called the "Rhonda Ewart Honours Scholarship in Dementia Care" (the Scholarship).
  1. The Scholarship will be awarded on completion of each scholar and will be comprised of the interest income allocation as approved by the University of Tasmania Foundation generated from the Fund, with $5,000 being the 2016 amount.
  1. The Scholarship may only be awarded to an eligible honours student commencing Honours in Dementia Care with the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania. The eligibility criteria are:
    1. a student enrolled in Honours in Dementia Care, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
    2. demonstration of academic merit
    3. the award may also be determined by demonstration of financial need, if the scholarship would enable a student to complete the honours year on a full-time (rather than part-time) basis.
  1. If changes occur to courses, or the criteria in practice limits the number of applicants significantly, the University Scholarship Office may modify the criteria with regard to the intention of the Donor to ensure the scholarship can be awarded.
  1. The Scholarship selection will be determined by an approved selection process administered by the University of Tasmania Scholarship Office, with specific regard to the eligibility criteria as detailed in clause 3 and in consultation with the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.
  1. The Scholarship is tenable for one year of honours study (or two years part-time), subject to the student:
    1. continuing in full-time study or in part-time study if approved by the Scholarships Office 
    2. continuing to make satisfactory academic progress as determined by the Scholarships Office
    3. not receiving another scholarship of significant monetary value through the University of Tasmania
    4. providing a report on their progress in writing or in person as specified in the conditions of their award as requested by the Scholarships Office.
  1. The University Foundation will set the annual value of the Scholarship from time to time,with regard to the income from the Fund, with $5,000 being the 2016 amount.
  1. The University of Tasmania Scholarships Office will determine all other matters concerning the Scholarship, including advertising, application procedures and the method and time of payment.

Made by Academic Senate on 4 March 2016