Doherty Ellis Undergraduate Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students
|Amount$2000||Number Available5||FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology|
|Establishment||This scholarships were established to honour the memory of Jack Doherty, who founded the Newcastle Aboriginal Support Group in 1980. Jack saw education as a key factor in Aborginal empowerment. The intention of the scholarship is to encourage both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to complete studies at the Univesity of Newcastle. The scholarships are funded by community donations under the auspices of the Newcastle Aborginal Support Group.
Funds have also been contributed in memory of Athie and Con Ellis, who migrated to Australia in the late 1940s. As well-educated Greek migrants facing social and financial difficulties, they understood the value of education and had a unique perspective on the problems faced by others in the community. They had no children of their own and were dedicated to helping further the education of young people.
Applicable to: Indigenous, ATSI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, High Achievers.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
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.
The scholarship benefit will be up to $2000, depending on the number of successful applicants and the availability of funds. Payments will be made on a semester basis after the census dates.
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of a written statement and academic merit.
The written statement must illustrate pride in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander achievements and an understanding of the significance of University education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Academic merit is the Grade Point Average of subjects completed in the current program.
The number of scholarships awarded is subject to the Committee's approval that the successful applicants have met all the eligibility and selection criteria.
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