Residential Equity Scholarship

Amount$500Number Available10FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorResidential Colleges Fund
EstablishmentThis scholarship was established in 2010 to help students financially that are socially or economically disadvantaged.

Applicable to: Financially disadvantaged, socially disadvantaged, residents, college residents.


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

  • Be a resident of any Residential College at the University of Newcastle
  • Be enrolled in any degree program at the University of Newcastle
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Not have previously received this scholarship
  • Not have previously completed a degree
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 (no more than 2 A4 pages) outlining your financial and/or social disadvantages

Up to ten (10) scholarships will be offered annually. The scholarship provides the benefit of $500 payable as a lump sum payment after the semester 1 census date.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of provision of a written statement no more than 2 A4 pages outlining applicants financial and/or social disadvantages.

Equity criteria include - but are not restricted to - low income family background, living in a rural or isolated region, recently migrated from a non-English speaking country and indigenous Australians. International students may apply for the scholarship as long as they meet criteria other than that they have recently migrated from a non English speaking background.

  • 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 6404 or +61 2 4921 8849
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937