Cessnock City Council/Orica Mining Services RM Sheahan Memorial Scholarship

Amount$1000Number Available1FacultiesFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorCessnock City Council and Orica
EstablishmentThis scholarship was established by Cessnock City Council and ICI Explosives with the aim of encouraging and assisting undergraduate students from the Cessnock LGA to pursue academic excellence in the fields of science and engineering. The scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Dr Robert M Sheahan, a Research Associate with ICI Explosives, who made many key scientific contributions to the explosives business worldwide. Robert Sheahan was a friend and mentor to a generation of research scientists and engineers working in the field of explosives.

Applicable to: First year, 1st year, Cessnock,Science, Engineering, high achievers


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

  • Be enrolled in the first year of an Undergraduate program at the University of Newcastle
  • Be enrolled in either a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry Major), Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) or a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) program
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
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.

  • None Required

The scholarship provides a benefit of $1000 per annum and is ongoing for the minimum duration of a program, provided ongoing criteria are met.

The benefit of $1000 will be paid as a lump sum following acceptance of the scholarship and not prior to semester 1 census date.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of academic merit, namely Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent. Preference will be given to students from the Cessnock Local Government area.

  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • 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
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au