This Scholarship aims to encourage academic excellence and foster the entrepreneurial skills of UTS Law students, providing them the opportunity to gain insight into the establishment of a new business and the day-to-day operation of the legal profession.
The Scholarship offers Law students the opportunity to receive a cash grant to support their studies, as well as paid work placement and mentoring with & Legal.
The maximum value of the Scholarship is $5,000 over one (1) year as outlined in the Conditions of Award.
In addition to the Scholarship, the Recipient will have an opportunity to undertake a paid work placement and entrepreneurship mentoring at & Legal. The work placement will entail work that develops the Recipient’s legal skills and knowledge as well as guidance and support from & Legal for any business which the Recipient wishes to own and operate.
If you meet the eligibility criteria below we strongly encourage you to apply!
Are you eligible?
To be eligible for the Scholarship an applicant MUST:
- be enrolled full-time (minimum of 18 credit points in the session of award) in a UTS undergraduate or postgraduate Law degree; AND
- for undergraduate Law students – have successfully completed 96 credit points or greater in their course, with the successful completion of at least 24 credit points in Law core subjects at the time of the scholarship selection; OR
for postgraduate Law students – have successfully completed 36 credit points or greater in their course at the time of scholarship application; AND
- be Australian or New Zealand citizens, or holders of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa; AND
- have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above with no fails, unless exceptional circumstances can be demonstrated online using the Scholarship application form; AND
- submit a detailed curriculum vitae online using the Scholarship application form; AND
- submit a business plan online using the Scholarship application form for a business the applicant wishes to start or has started, noting that:
- The business plan is a short executive summary of an investment proposal, one to two pages in length. The proposal must include the concept for the business, resources required to establish the business, the timeframe for development and implementation, expected outcomes, and the identification of areas of need for help. The lean canvas or business model canvas are the recommended business planning methodologies to use;
- The business does not have to be related to the legal profession;
- The proposed business can be a completely new idea or an innovation of an established type of business;
- The applicant must acknowledge any other people who have developed the proposed business concept or may reasonably be considered to have a future stake in the intellectual property of the business;
- & Legal and UTS shall keep all ideas submitted confidential and the applicants retain the intellectual property of their business idea; AND
- apply for this Scholarship online using the Scholarship application form; AND
- be available to attend an interview in person (video or teleconferencing may be considered in exceptional circumstances).
How to apply?
To apply, and for further details on the selection criteria and Conditions of Award, please visit the & Legal Entrepreneur Scholarship webpage: https://www.uts.edu.au/scholarship/legal-entrepreneur-scholarship.
Applications close Monday 13 August 2018 at 11.59pm.