The Professor Beryl Nashar Scholarship for Excellence in Geology

Amount$1000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorTarek Nasher

This Scholarship was established in 2013 by Tarek Nashar, who wished to establish a scholarship to honour the significant contribution of his mother Professor Beryl Nashar to Geology as the first Professor of Geology at the University of Newcastle. The Scholarship has been established to encourage and reward a student who has excelled in Third Year Bachelor of Science (Earth Sciences) and is proceeding to a fourth year honours program in Geology.

Applicable to:Science, Geology, Earth Sciences, High Achievers.


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

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Be enrolled in or intending to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program, majoring in Earth Sciences (Geology Stream)
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

This scholarship will be awarded by nomination. One (1) Scholarship will be offered per year. The Scholarship provides a minimum benefit up to $1000 for one year to be paid in a lump sum payment.


This Scholarship will be awarded annually to the student with the best performance in third-year Bachelor of Science (Earth Sciences) who is proceeding to a fourth year honours program in Geology. Selection of the Scholar will also be on the basis of:

  • Distinction achievement or better in every subject of third-year Bachelor of Science (Earth Sciences), with at least 50% of those results at High Distinction level.
  • Evidence of an academic record with no recorded Fail results within a complete Bachelor of Science (Earth Sciences) degree program
  • If there are no applicants deemed suitable the selection committee may nominate a student who meets the eligibility.</p>
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Contact Details


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Phone: +61 2 4921 8849
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