Shaping Futures Scholarships

Amount$4000Number Available8FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorPublic at Large
EstablishmentThis scholarship was established by the University of Newcastle (UON) Foundation. It is the intent of these scholarships that they be used to assist gifted and disadvantaged students with their studies at the University of Newcastle. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be academically gifted but are also facing hardship from factors such as being from a low socio-economic background, coming from a rural or remote area, living with disabilities, and carer or parenting responsibilities.

Funds are being sought through donations to the University of Newcastle (UON) Foundation (including the Annual Appeal) from existing donors and University of Newcastle Alumni to build and sustain the Shaping Futures Scholarship Fund.

Australian students intending to apply for this scholarship, should also consider applying for the Singapore Alumni Scholarship - a scholarship of the Shaping Futures program donated by our Singapore graduates: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/scholarships/EXT_147.html

Applicable to: financially disadvantaged, disability, regional or remote disadvantage, carer or parenting responsibilities, low income, undergraduate, International, High Achievers.

Eligibility

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

  • Be enrolled in any year of any undergraduate degree program
  • Be enrolled full-time
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 outlining career aspirations and details of financial disadvantage, disability, regional or remote disadvantage, carer or parenting responsibilities, supported by any appropriate documentation
Benefit

The value and number of scholarships awarded will be dependent upon the amount raised by donations to the UON Foundation (including the Annual Appeal). Typically the scholarship is valued at $4,000. The payment will be for a lump sum amount and paid after the semester 1 census date (31 March).

Selection

Selection of the scholar/s will be on the basis of:

* Academic merit, namely Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent or cumulative GPA;

* A written statement outlining career aspirations and details of financial disadvantage, disability, regional or remote disadvantage, carer or parenting responsibilities, supported by any appropriate documentation;

* Interview by selection committee (if required)

Faculties
  • 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

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

Phone: +61 2 4921 6404 or +61 2 4921 8849
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au