Coal & Allied Award for Second-Year Students

Amount$2500Number Available3FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorCoal & Allied

The Coal & Allied Community Development Fund has funded scholarships for students of the University of Newcastle since 2006 as part of its commitment to supporting education pathways and access to tertiary education for commencing students from communities in Maitland, Cessnock, Singleton, Muswellbrook and the Upper Hunter Local Government Areas.

In 2013, Coal & Allied extended its program to provide scholarships to continuing students. This scholarship for second-year students aims to support and recognise the community participation and leadership capacity of ongoing Coal & Allied Scholars and acknowledge the role that students can play in promoting education and mentoring fellow students.

Applicable to: Hunter Valley residents, second year, 2nd year, Engineering, Nursing, Medicine, Education, Social Work, Science, high achievers.


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

  • Be a recipient of the Coal & Allied Community Development Fund Scholarship in the year preceding the award of this scholarship (exceptions apply; please see selection)
  • Be a continuing student enrolled in the 2nd year of an undergraduate program in the following fields of study: Engineering, Nursing, Medicine (Health), Education, Social Work or Science (particularly Environmental or Geology)
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Be a Permanent Resident
  • Be enrolled in your first undergraduate degree program
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
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 statement, 2 A4 pages, outlining your volunteering in, and service to, the Hunter community and your career aspirations for your chosen degree. Demonstrate how you have promoted education and assisted students in pursuing University education.
  • Your current address and number of years spent residing in the Local Government Area of Maitland, Cessnock, Singleton, Muswellbrook, or Upper Hunter. Preference may be given to long-term residents or catchment area high school attendees.

Three scholarships will be available, providing a benefit of $2500 each.


Selection of the scholarship will be on the basis of:

  • Assessment of the required documentation, including proof of residency in the Local Government Area (LGA) of Maitland, Cessnock, Singleton, Muswellbrook or the Upper Hunter.
  • Academic Merit, namely Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Performance at interview (if required)

Please note: Should there be insufficient applications from students who have held a Coal & Allied Community Development Fund Scholarship in the previous year, applications may be sought from students who have met all other eligibility requirements

  • 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


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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