Glencore Undergraduate Scholarships

Amount$10000Number Available2FacultiesFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorGlencore (formerly Xstrata Coal)
EstablishmentGlencore has supported scholarships since 2007 to attract students with good academic records to pursue a career in Engineering, Geology or Environmental Science.

The aim of this scholarship support is to provide scholars greater financial independence while completing their program and to encourage students to pursue an education in these fields.

It is the intention of Glencore to build ongoing relationships with scholars including opportunities for paid work experience and professional networking opportunities during their degree program with a view to scholars being considered for a career with Glencore upon graduation.

Applicable to: Engineering, Sciences, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Management, Earth Science, High Achievers,


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

  • Be enrolled in 1st or 2nd year of a Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management, or Bachelor of Science (majoring in Geology or Earth Sciences)
  • Be enrolled full-time
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Be a Permanent Resident
  • Not hold another scholarship
  • Not be under bond or committed to an employer in a way that would prevent the ability to undertake paid University vacation employment if provided by Glencore
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 aptitude and level of interest in working in Engineering, Surveying, Earth Sciences or Environmental Science. Include relative personal qualities, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and community involvement.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • Commencing students must supply two references from school teachers or other referees
  • Continuing students must supply two references from current lecturers at their university

Up to two (2) scholarships will be offered in 2014. The scholarship provides a total of $10,000 per annum for up to four (4) years. This is payable in two (2) $5000 lump sum payments, paid each semester after the census dates.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of:

  • For commencing students, academic merit, namely Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR);
  • For continuing students, academic merit, namely Weighted Average Mark (WAM);


  • Assessment of the required written statement, references and resume
  • Performance at an interview (20-30 minutes)

Preference may be given to first-year students.

  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 6404 or +61 2 4921 8849
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937