Aston Bequest Honours Scholarship in Nursing

Amount$5000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Health and Medicine
DonorAston Bequest to School of Nursing and Midwifery

This scholarship was established in 2000 after instruction from the will of Elizabeth Beverley Aston to the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Newcastle to assist in the training of nurses.

Applicable to: Nursing, Nurses, Honours, potential Research students.


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

  • Be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle.
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • Demonstrate academic achievement by having a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate that you are affected by educational disadvantage, such as carer or sole parent, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition, disability, refugee status, regional/remote disadvantage.
  • Not have previously received this scholarship.
  • Not be the recipient of another scholarship of equal or more substantial benefit for the same program.
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 one page tentative research proposal that has been discussed with Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) Program Convenor.
  • A written statement (max 2 A4 pages) outlining your experience of educational disadvantage and how this scholarship would assist you and your career aspirations.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.

The scholarship provides a benefit of $5000 to be paid as a lump sum following offer and not prior to Semester 1 census date.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of academic merit, and assessment of the applications and required supporting documentation against the eligibility criteria.

  • Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759