Jayce and Seamus Fagan Enabling Program Scholarship

Amount$4000Number Available1Faculty
DonorJayce and Seamus Fagan

Seamus Fagan is the Director of the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre at the University of Newcastle, who in his role is responsible for overseeing and managing the enabling education programs.

Jayce and Seamus Fagan are committed to supporting students who wish to transform their lives by engaging in tertiary education. This scholarship has been established to support a student in an enabling program with the hope that this financial support will ensure they can concentrate on their studies and achieve the results to gain entry into an undergraduate degree.


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

  • Be enrolled in a UON Enabling program - Open Foundation, Newstep or Yapug.
  • Demonstrate that you are affected by educational disadvantage, such as carer or sole parent, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition, disability, refugee status, regional/remote disadvantage.
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 (max 2 A4 pages) outlining your experience of educational disadvantage and how this scholarship would assist you and your career aspirations.
  • 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 $4,000 per annum to be paid as two lump sums of $2,000 after the first and second semester census date.


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


    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