John and Patricia Turner Scholarship

Amount$3000Number Available1FacultiesFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorMr John Turner

This scholarship was originally established in 2009 to provide assistance to willing, industrious students from a Toronto Area Public High School who otherwise may not be able to undertake tertiary education.

In 2015, in order to honour the memory of Patricia Turner, this scholarship was renamed the John and Patricia Turner Scholarship. Patricia was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who was an inspiration to all of those who were blessed with having her in their lives. She was completely selfless, incredibly maternal, wonderfully creative and believed in the importance of education. It is through this scholarship that students are given the opportunity to strive for their goals and fulfil their dreams knowing that they are supported and that someone believes in them.

Applicable to: Toronto High School Students, Enabling programs, Yapug, Open Foundation, Newstep, High Achievers.


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

  • Be enrolled in any undergraduate degree or enabling program with the University of Newcastle.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Be enrolled in or any course/program within the Faculty of Education and Arts, Health and Medicine, or Science and Information Technology.
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • If relevant, demonstrate academic achievement either by an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent, of a pass level or higher.
  • Demonstrate that the ability to study is affected, or will be affected, by an area of educational disadvantage such as exceptional financial hardship, relocation, carer or parenting responsibilities, long term medical condition or recurrent illness.
  • Students from the Toronto area and have studied at least one year at Toronto Public High School will be given preference.
  • Not hold a previous undergraduate degree.
  • Not have previously received this scholarship.
  • Not be the recipient of another UoN Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
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) outlining your your experience of educational disadvantage and how this scholarship would assist you and your career aspirations.

The scholarship provides a benefit of $3,000 per annum, payable as lump sums of $1,500 following each semester census date.

The scholarship is ongoing for a maximum of 4 years provided eligibility criteria are met.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of:

* academic merit, namely Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

* a written statement (maximum 2 A4 pages) outlining the applicants educational history, personal achievements and accomplishments, future goals along with how the scholarship would assist in their studies, career aspirations and in the longer term.

  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • 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