Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

Amount$10000Number Available1FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorUniversity, industry donors, community organisations and the annual Reconciliation Scholarship Dinner Dance
Establishment

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Scholarship was established through contributions from the University, industry donors, community organisations and the annual Reconciliation Scholarship Dinner Dance.

Applicable to : Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, ATSI, financial disadvantage

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 (minimum 30 units).
  • Demonstrate academic progress either by an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent, of a pass level or higher for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 for continuing students.
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community.
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 demonstrating/outlining how this scholarship would assist you and your career aspirations.
  • A written reference made by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community member.
  • Your Confirmation of Aboriginality (Common Seal).
Benefit

The scholarship currently provides a benefit of $10,000 per annum payable in lump sum payments of $5,000 each semester after the census date.

The scholarship is ongoing for the remaining length of the program as at time of award, and up to a maximum of four (4) years.

Selection

Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of assessment of the application and supporting documents against the eligibility criteria. An interview may be held 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 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au