Norman Bushman Scholarship for Studies Relating to Voice

Amount$15000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Education and Arts
DonorNorman Bushman

This scholarship was established at the request of Norman Bushman, who was born in Singleton, NSW. While he lived his adult life in Sydney, he had a strong connection to the Hunter Valley with a great love for music.

During his life Norman Bushman dedicated himself to a number of causes including: The Lions Club, the Australian Labour party, young artists with potential in music and drama and indigenous students from Australia and Papua New Guinea.

As a passionate supporter of the arts, and with a special interest in music, it was his dream to help people achieve in this area and to promote and support music research and performance at the University of Newcastle.

This scholarship is available to assist a student in studies relating to voice. Application is invited from students enrolled in Undergraduate (including Honours), Postgraduate, and Postdoctoral levels of study. Please note, Postdoctoral students should contact for information on how to apply.

Applicable to: Music, Voice, Undergraduate, Honours, Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, High Achievers


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

  • Be enrolled in Bachelor of Music (including Honours), any combined program incorporating Bachelor of Music, or any postgraduate degree in Music where your main focus of study is connected to the voice.
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • 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.

  • Provide a one (1) A4 page submission outlining the applicant's goals as a musician

One (1) scholarship will be available at any one time.

This scholarship provides the benefit of $15000 per annum, payable in lump sum payments of $7500 each semester after the census date

This scholarship may be continued for the duration of the program up to a maximum tenure of four years, and provided ongoing conditions are met.


Applicants for the scholarship must complete and submit the relevant scholarship application form to the Scholarships Office by the due date. Postdoctoral students should contact to apply.

Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of:

  • One (1) A4 page submission outlining the applicant's goals as a musician.
  • An interview with the selection committee for shortlisted applicants.
  • A performance or creative portfolio of three contrasting works, which can include original material, accompanied by an oral presentation on the works (approx. duration 30 mins) during interview.
  • Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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