Friends of the University John Lambert Memorial Open Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

Amount$2000Number Available1FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorFriends of the University of Newcastle

This scholarship was established by the Friends of the University to support a student who has completed the Open Foundation program and is intending to enrol in an undergraduate degree in the following year.

Applicable to: Open Foundation, ATSI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, Financially Disadvantaged, socially disadvantaged, women in non-traditional areas of study, people with a disability, non-English speaking background, rural, regional, remote students, High Achievers.


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

  • Have successfully completed the Open Foundation Program at the University of Newcastle in the year prior to enrolling in undergraduate program
  • Be enrolled in the first year of an Undergraduate program at the University of Newcastle
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Be a Permanent Resident
  • Be a member of one of the following equity groups: socio-economically disadvantaged, Indigenous Australian, women in non-traditional areas of study, people with a disability, non-English speaking background, or from a rural and/or isolated area.
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 verified copy of your current Centrelink Low Income Health Care Card, if applicable.
  • Documentary proof of date and place of birth, arrival in Australia and language spoken at home (if not English,) if applicable
  • Verification from the Disability Unit of the University of Newcastle of registration with the Disability Unit, if applicable

One (1) scholarship is available, valued at $2000 and payable in a lump sum following acceptance and not prior to semester 1 census date.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of academic merit, results in the University of Newcastle's Open Foundation program and equity criteria, namely a selection ranking. In the case of a tie, preference will be given to the student who holds a Centrelink Health Care Card or is eligible to receive a Centrelink Health Care Card.

  • 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