Challenge Science Communication Scholarship

Amount$9000Number Available1FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
EstablishmentThis scholarship was established to benefit a student who is interested in the study and application of Science and Professional Communication. The duration of the scholarship is for 20 weeks (One Semester).

Applicable to: Mentors,Domestic students, International Students, Science, IT, Engineering, Education, SCIT2100.


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

  • Be a current student of the University of Newcastle in any program.

    Preference will be given to students from Science and Information Technology, Engineering and Built Environment, and Education and Arts Faculties.

  • Be enrolled in, or be prepared to enrol in, the online course SCIT2100

    SCIT2100: Science and Professional Communication. Course handbook available at this link:

  • This is a full time scholarship. Applicants must be prepared to commit approximately 35 hours to scholarship activities per week for the duration of the scholarship
  • Be the holder of a current driver's licence
  • Be willing to travel
  • Be able to communicate clearly in English in both written and spoken forms.
  • Must be willing to, or already have passed a NSW Working with Children check
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 statement addressing the eligibility, and selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

There will be one (1) scholarship offered in 2015.

The scholarship provides the benefit of a total of $9,000. This will be paid in fortnightly installments of $800 for 20 weeks, and one lump sum contribution of $1000 toward course costs. This lump sum will be paid after the semester census date.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of academic merit, as well as assessment of the required written statement, resume/CV and performance at interview, if required.

This scholarship involves a full-time commitment for the duration of the scholarship. An interview may be required to determine applicant suitability.

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759