Catherine and Peter Tay High Achiever Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship

Amount$8000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment
EstablishmentThis scholarship was established in 2013 by Catherine and Peter Tay, of Singapore. It is a continuing demonstration of appreciation that in 1968 Peter Tay received his undergraduate education for a double degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics from the University of Newcastle through a Colombo Plan Scholarship from the Australian Government. That scholarship became a stepping stone in Peter's life-long achievements, and helped him to become what he is today. Catherine and Peter Tay hope that an Australian student may likewise benefit from the opportunities and experience that such a scholarship would offer.

Its purpose is to encourage high achieving students in districts served by the University of Newcastle to enrol full-time in a Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment undergraduate degree at the Callaghan Campus. This scholarship is offered to the highest ranked commencing student in a Bachelor degree in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle with an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) score (or equivalent) of 99.0 or above.

Applicable to: First (1st) year, Engineering, high-achievers, rural, regional, Hunter Valley residents.

Eligibility

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

  • Be commencing in a Bachelor of Engineering undergraduate program within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Be enrolling full-time at the Callaghan Campus
  • Have an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) score of 99.0 or above
  • Students who have completed the International Baccalaureate in Australia must achieve a score of 45
  • Not have previously held this scholarship, or be a University of Newcastle Industry Scholarship Scheme (UNISS) Scholar
  • Not hold another scholarship of equivalent or more substantial benefit
  • Be enrolling in the first year of your first undergraduate degree
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • has not previously commenced a degree at the University of Newcastle
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.

  • None Required
Benefit

One scholarship will be offered. It provides $8,000 annually, awarded in two payments of $4,000 after the relevant semester census date for a period of up to four (4) years. This is subject to the scholar meeting a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 72 out of 100.

Selection

Applications are not submitted for this scholarship. Scholarships are automatically awarded following Semester 1 Main Round Admissions.

Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of academic merit, namely Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

NB: The scholarship will be awarded to the highest ranked commencing student in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment with an ATAR over 99.0.

Should there be no commencing student in a Bachelor degree within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment with an ATAR score (or equivalent) of 99.0 or above, then no High Achiever Scholarship will be offered that year.

Preference will be given to students who completed their Higher School Certificate in the year prior to entering University at a school that qualifies for the University's Regional and Rural Preference Scheme.

School Postcodes included in the Regional and Rural Preference Scheme:

  • Central Coast 2250-2263
  • Mid-North Coast 2431-2459
  • Hunter Region 2264-2338 and 2413-2430
  • New England 2339-2412
  • Central West 2787-2820 and 2845-2877
  • Western Plains 2821-2844 and 2878
  • Northern Rivers 2460-2483
  • Broken Hill 2879-2880

At the commencement of the second and subsequent years, each scholar is required to submit an essay of approximately 400 words on one aspect of Singapore, relating to its people, economy, geography, history, culture, political system, etc. prior to the disbursement of the benefit.

Normally a selection committee will not be required. In the event an interview is required to separate students with identical entry scores, that committee will be established by the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Pro Vice-Chancellor.

Faculty
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

Phone: +61 2 4921 6404 or +61 2 4921 8849
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au