The University of Newcastle, Australia

The impact your gift makes

"I wish to express my gratitude for receiving this generous and substantial scholarship.
This award will open up possibilities and give me opportunities for my future as a professional performing flutist, composer and teacher.
Thank you again! I am very appreciative of this prestigious gift!"


Sarah Monk
Joy Ingall Scholarship for Music Studies recipient 2016
Bachelor of Music


"This incredibly generous scholarship has already allowed me to lighten my work load outside of university classes, and is allowing me to focus on my Honours year and time spent researching in the lab and field. It has offered me financial security, so that more of my time and effort can be spent ensuring my studies remain top priority. While much sadness and grief surrounds the circumstance of such an opportunity for myself, I am extremely humbled and grateful to be selected as the Glen Turner Scholar for 2016."


Larissa Johnson
Glen Turner Scholarship recipient 2016
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours)


"I am incredibly grateful to have received a Shaping Futures Scholarship in early 2016. This scholarship has provided me with the opportunity to continue my degree, removed my financial stress and allowed me to focus on my studies.
I was born with Cystic Fibrosis which predominantly affects my lungs and significantly impacts my day to day life with no known cure. I began to question whether I would be capable of completing my Bachelor of Primary Teaching as I spend large amounts of time in hospital receiving treatment, but thanks to this scholarship I am determined to complete my studies and specialise in special education during my final years at university. I hope to pursue a career in teaching and eventually give back through education, providing opportunities for quality education and assisting students with additional needs.
To the people who made donations to the Shaping Futures Scholarship, I would like to say that you are changing lives. You may not see or meet the scholarship recipients, but you are equipping them with the tools to do great things. I cannot thank you enough for the changes you have made my life in the last year."


Rebecca Northam
Friends of the University Shaping Futures Scholarship recipient 2016
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours)