Teachers Health Fund Rugby Union Scholarship

Amount$5000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Health and Medicine
DonorTeachers Health Fund

Established in 2014, this scholarship aims to provide support to a student who is committed to a career in Medicine and who is a talented Rugby Union player.

Any student who is enrolled in a Bachelor of Medicine degree and who is a member of -and plays full-time for - the University of Newcastle Rugby Union Football Club (RUFC), and who can provide evidence of academic success is able to apply for this scholarship.

Applicable to: Rugby, Football, Players, Sports Persons, High Achievers, Medicine, Health.


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

  • Be enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program) at the University of Newcastle
  • Be a member of, and play Rugby Union on a full-time basis for, the University of Newcastle Rugby Union Football Club
  • Not hold a previous undergraduate degree.
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 addressing academic goals, playing and career aspirations, and evidence of excellence in Rugby performance.

One (1) Scholarship will be offered. The scholarship provides a benefit of $5,000 payable in two lump sums of $2,500 after confirmation of eligibility after the relevant Semester Census Dates.


Selection of the recipient will be made by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) NuSport and will be based on the applicant meeting all the eligibility criteria and providing the required documentation.

In the event that applicants are equally ranked, a selection committee can be nominated. The selection committee may choose to interview if required.

  • 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
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au