Applications closed


Number available


Closing date

10 March 2017

Scholarship details


Teachers Health Fund


Established in 2014, this scholarship aims to provide support to a student who is committed to a career in Medicine or Allied Health and who is a talented Rugby Union player. Any student who is enrolled (either commencing or continuing) in a Bachelor of Medicine degree (or Allied Health program), who is a member of, and plays on a full-time basis for, the University of Newcastle Rugby Union Football Club (RUFC) and can provide evidence of academic success is able to apply for this scholarship.

It is the intention of this scholarship that the successful recipient will be a contributing member and role model to other team members of the Rugby club. They will endeavour to attend all designated training session and fixtures and if unable to train or play due to injury or illness will make contact with the relevant coach prior to training or fixture. The club would ideally like the recipient to undertake the Foundations of Rugby Coaching course and completion of a Refereeing qualification.

The successful recipient may be asked to represent the club or University at publicity events.


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

  • Be enrolled in any year of a Bachelor of Medicine degree or Allied Health undergraduate program in the Faculty Health and Medicine, UON.
  • Be a member of, and play Rugby Union on a full time basis with, the University of Newcastle Rugby Union Football Club.
  • Demonstrate academic progress either by the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent required for entry for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 for continuing students.
  • Not have previously completed a degree.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

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 written statement demonstrating/outlining your academic goals, playing and career aspirations, evidence of excellence in Rugby performance and how this scholarship would assist you. Any documentary evidence supporting this should be included.
  • Optional: any documents supporting your claims, such as your CV, evidence of achievements, centrelink income statement, health care card. Please limit to just a few documents which support relevant eligibility criteria only.


The scholarship currently provides a benefit of $5,000 to be paid in two lump sums of $2,500 after confirmation of eligibility after the relevant Semester census dates.


Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents.


Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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