Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students may be eligible for the Abstudy incidental/living allowance. Information regarding eligibility for this allowance is available at any Centrelink or Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) office. If you are studying or will soon start to study, you should apply for Abstudy.
For more information visit the Centrelink website or phone 132317.
You may be eligible for travel assistance to attend an interview if you live more than two hours away from your chosen University. You will need to complete an Abstudy (Testing and Assessment) form, available from any Centrelink/DEST office.
There are a number of financial scholarships available to successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Four Jack Doherty Undergraduate Scholarships are awarded each year to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled full-time in their second or subsequent year of any degree or diploma program. To be eligible for consideration you must identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community and have completed 40 units with a pass average. To see the full list of criteria visit the website below. Final selection is based upon the submission of a written statement illustrating pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements and the understanding of the importance of university education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The scholarships are valued at $2,000 each and are available for students studying at Newcastle.
The Victor and Adele Bear Undergraduate Scholarships are awarded each year to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled full-time in Year 4 of the Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle. To be eligible for consideration, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Selection is based on academic merit so you must be able to display successful completion of Years 1, 2 and 3 of the Bachelor of Medicine. The total value of the scholarship is $5,000 and is shared equally among the recipients.
For information contact Indigenous Support Coordinator Ray Williams:
There are other opportunities for traineeships and scholarships for all JMP students through external organisations such as the Australian Medical Association and Area Health Services.
For information on these opportunities contact the Discipline of Indigenous Health:
Phone: (02) 4921 7734