Bradley Nichols Memorial Scholarship

Amount$5000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Business and Law
DonorForsythes Business & Financial Advisors

This scholarship was established in 2009 to honour the significant contribution that Brad Nichols made to the Newcastle community through his involvement in business, sporting and community organisations.

Brad was a partner at Forsythes Business & Financial Advisors, specialising in taxation, when he tragically died at age 33. Brad was a Chartered Accountant and graduate of the University of Newcastle and was a tutor in the Faculty of Business and Law. Brad excelled at sport and had a passion for rugby union, playing with the Wanderers Rugby Club for many years where he also acted as Assistant Treasurer. Brad worked with many community organisations including the Samaritans, Red Kite and the Newcastle chapter of the Property Council.

The Bradley Nichols Memorial Scholarship seeks to support a talented all-rounder student, studying a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting.

Applicable to : Commerce, Accounting, High Achievers, Second, 2nd, Third, 3rd, students.


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

  • Be enrolled in the 2nd or 3rd year of the Bachelor of Commerce program, majoring in Accounting
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Not hold a previous undergraduate degree.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Be a Permanent Resident
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 (max 2 A4 pages) detailing your community and sporting involvement
  • Scholarship Amount: $5,000
  • Number of scholarships available: 1

Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of:

* academic merit, namely a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least credit average.

* a written statement (max 2 A4 pages) detailing the applicant's community and sporting involvement.

* performance at interview if required.

  • Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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