Singapore Alumni Scholarship

Amount$4000Number Available5FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorSingapore Citizens and/or Permanent Residents who studied at the University of Newcastle and made a Donation to the Singapore Alumni Scholarship Fund
Establishment

This scholarship was established by the University of Newcastle (UON) Foundation in 2011. It is the intent that these scholarships 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.

Donations for this Singapore Alumni Scholarship have come from Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who studied at the University of Newcastle, take great pride in the achievements of Singapore, value their relationship with The University of Newcastle and hope that this Scholarship will further strengthen the relationship between Singapore and Australia. The University of Newcastle expects beneficiaries of this Scholarship to respect the values and aspirations of those who have made this very generous donation.

Students applying for this scholarship should also consider applying for the Shaping Futures Scholarship.

Applicable to: financially disadvantaged, disability, regional, rural, 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 an undergraduate degree program at the University of Newcastle.
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Demonstrate academic achievement or potential either by an ATAR of 75 or higher for commencing students, or GPA of 5.0 for continuing students
  • 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.
  • If successful, be willing submit an essay of approximately 400 words on Singapore and one or more aspects of its people, economy, geography, history, culture, political system etc.
  • 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 outlining your experience of financial and/or educational disadvantage.
Benefit

Up to five (5) scholarships will be available, valued at $4000 each payable as a lump sum payment after the semester 1 census date.

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.
  • Assessment of required written statement and any provided supporting documentation.
  • Interview by Selection Committee if required.</p>

There is an essay requirement for the successful scholarship recipient.

The essay does not form part of the application or selection process, however applicants may choose to supply the essay with either their scholarship application or wait until notified they have been successful in winning the scholarship and supply it then.

The essay shall focus on the student's field of study, demonstrate analysis or critical thinking and be of an acceptable standard.

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 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au