Applications closed


Number available


Closing date

10 March 2017

Scholarship details


Mr Norman 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.

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


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

  • Be enrolled in Bachelor of Music (including Honours) or any combined program incorporating Bachelor of Music in the UON Faculty of Education and Arts with a focus in voice.
  • 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.
  • Have demonstrated a high standard during performance either at entry audition or at interview for shortlisted applicants.
  • Not have previously completed a degree.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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 (approx 1 A4 page) outlining your academic achievement to date, experience of educational disadvantage, and how this scholarship would assist you and your career aspirations.
  • Optional: any documents supporting your claims, such as your CV, evidence of achievements, centrelink income statement, health care card. Please limit to just a few documents which support relevant eligibility criteria only.


The scholarship currently provides a benefit of $15,000 per annum to be paid in two equal payments of $7,500 following Semester 1 and Semester 2 census dates.

This scholarship may be continued for the duration of the program up to a maximum of four (4) years and benefit of $60,000, provided ongoing conditions are met.


Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents. An interview/ audition may be held if required.


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