Catherine and Peter Tay High Achiever Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship
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|Establishment||This 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.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
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.
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:
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.
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