Faculty of Health and Medicine High Achiever Indigenous Student Award

Amount$2000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Health and Medicine
Establishment

The Faculty of Health and Medicine High Achiever Undergraduate Scholarships were established in 2013 to encourage high achieving students to enrol full-time in a degree program offered by the Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle.

The Faculty of Health and Medicine High Achiever Indigenous Student Award will be offered to the highest ranked Indigenous Student commencing in any undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Health.

Applicable to: Health, Medicine, first year, 1st year, high achiever, ATAR, Indigenous, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, ATSI.

Eligibility

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

  • Be a commencing student in an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Health and Medicine, at either the Callaghan, Central Coast, or Port Macquarie Campus
  • Have completed yourYear 12 Higher School Certificate OR a University of Newcastle Enabling Program in the year prior to enrolling in the undergraduate degree.
  • Be enrolled full time as at the census date for each semester unless there are exceptional circumstances demonstrated which compel you to study part time.
  • Be the highest ranked commencing Indigenous student within the Faculty of Health and Medicine.
  • Be an Australian Indigenous person. Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander status will need to be verified - e.g. Common Seal and/or Interview with Wollotuka.
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.
Benefit

The Scholarship provides for a total benefit of up to $10,000 depending on the duration of relevant degree. $1,000 will be awarded at the commencement of each semester of the degree, payable in a lump sum after the census date of each semester. The continuing award of the scholarship will be subject to satisfactory academic progress, reviewed each semester.

Depending on the degree in which the recipient is enrolled, this Scholarship package includes:

B Biomedical Science or B Pharmacy (Honours):

  • A benefit of $1000 per semester for the duration of the Bachelor degree (3-4 years);
  • An additional $1000 to attend a relevant national conference if the recipient proceeds to a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) year or undertakes the Bachelor of Pharmacy graded Honours pathway;
  • An additional $2000 to attend a relevant international conference if the recipient proceeds to a Research Higher Degree in the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy.

Bachelors Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy), Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons), Occupational Therapy (Honours), Oral Health, Oral Health Therapy, Physiotherapy (Honours), and Podiatry:

  • A benefit of $1000 per semester for the duration of a Bachelor degree within the School of Health Sciences (3-4 years);
  • A guaranteed summer scholarship during the undergraduate degree;
  • An opportunity of overseas placement during the degree; and/or
  • An opportunity of a final year immersion placement at a rural site.

B Medicine:

  • A benefit of $1000 per semester for the duration of a Bachelor of Medicine degree within the School of Medicine and Public Health (5 years);
  • An iPad or an upgrade to the recipient's existing iPad at a time of the recipient's choosing during the degree;
  • A guaranteed opportunity to undertake a European exchange in the fourth year of the degree.

B Nursing or B Midwifery:

  • A benefit of $1000 per semester for the duration of a Bachelor degree within the School of Nursing and Midwifery (3 years);
  • A guaranteed Summer Scholarship between years 3 and 4 of the degree if the recipient chooses to undertake a B Nursing (Honours) or B Midwifery (Honours) year;
  • An additional $1000 to attend a relevant national conference if the recipient proceeds to a B Nursing (Honours) or B Midwifery (Honours) year;
  • A guaranteed opportunity to undertake a rural/ remote clinical placement during the recipient's degree with a scholarship to cover travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs associated with the placement.

Selection

Applications are not submitted for this scholarship - this will be awarded based on internal assessment following Semester 1 census date.

Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of academic merit, demonstrated by being the highest ranked Indigenous student commencing in any degree within the Faculty of Health.

In the event that students are equally ranked, interviews will be held to determine a final decision.

Faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au