Coal & Allied Hunter Scholarship for Second-Year Students
Coal & 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.
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.
If this documentation is not provided your application will not be processed.
After you have submitted your application, please print off the cover sheet provided and attach a copy of each piece of required documentation to it before sending in.
- 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.
Six (6) scholarships will be available annually. Each scholarship provides a benefit of $2500, payable as a lump sum after the semester 1 census date.
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
University of Newcastle
Phone: (02) 49216404 or (02) 49216539
Fax: (02) 49216937