Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Newcastle Business School Student Scholarship

Amount$2500Number Available4FacultyFaculty of Business and Law
EstablishmentApplicable to : Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, ATSI, first (1st) year, financially disadvantaged, business, commerce

Established in 2013 by the Newcastle Business School, this scholarship aims to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students wishing to pursue a career in Business or Commerce.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce, or Bachelor of Business/Commerce (Combined)
  • Be enrolled at the University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus as a commencing student in their first undergraduate degree
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Not hold another scholarship (unless a Commonwealth Scholarship (CS), for example, an Indigenous Access Scholarship)
  • Not have previously completed a degree
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community
Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • A written submission (no more than 2 pages) outlining financial disadvantage and what you aspire to achieve with your studies
  • A Confirmation of Aboriginality (Common Seal) and a written reference made by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community member who knows you in the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community

Either (4) scholarships will be offered, worth $2,500 each, or three (3) will be offered worth $3,000 each, depending on applications. The scholarship is payable in two (2) lump sum payments after each semester census date.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of:

  • assessment of the required documents
  • performance at interview (if required)
  • Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 6404 or +61 2 4921 8849
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au