Scholarships

Change their tomorrow. Today

Scholarships offer talented students who may not have the means to afford higher education an opportunity to pursue their potential. By supporting these scholarships, you will be influencing the lives of future leaders, enabling them to uncover transformative innovations that bring about change in our world.

Create a new scholarship

Your support of a new scholarship means you become a driving force in changing students’ lives. You will be assisting academically capable students who are facing disadvantage, fostering leaders of the future and helping us to attract and retain top students in the Hunter region. Most importantly, your donation will promote equity and excellence in our community.

  • Naming recognition
  • You can continue a person’s legacy, or your own, by applying naming recognition to a new scholarship. This applies for both annually funded or endowed scholarships.

  • Industry donors
  • Our scholarships can help meet your company’s strategic goals, such as diversifying your workforce or contributing to the community. We are also developing Work Integrated Learning models and placement opportunities that will allow students to become actively involved in your business.

      Support an existing scholarship

      We believe in the power of community, and by contributing to an existing scholarship, you will not only be making a difference in the lives of our students, but also encouraging change and innovation within our society.

      Shaping futures scholarship

      Shaping futures scholarship

      The Shaping Futures Scholarship provides much-needed support for students to continue to overcome adversity and maintain their achievements. It covers students facing educational disadvantages such as carer and sole parent responsibilities, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, disability/long-term medical conditions or ongoing effects of abuse or domestic violence, refugee status or regional or remote challenges.

      LGBTQIA+ Scholarship

      LGBTQIA+ Scholarship

      The LGBTQIA+ Shaping Futures Scholarship aims to improve access to higher education for disadvantaged students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and/or queer, plus other diverse orientations and gender identities.

      Dr Bill Jonas Scholarship

      Dr Bill Jonas Scholarship

      In honour of Dr Bill Jonas’ significant contribution to Wollotuka and the University of Newcastle, this scholarship supports Indigenous students in their pursuit of higher education.

      Helen Maslen Scholarship

      Helen Maslen Scholarship

      The Helen Maslen Scholarship aims to empower and change the lives of survivors of domestic violence through education.

      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

      A prestigious community-funded initiative, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship supports and encourages students from these ethnicities to become future leaders.

      100% of your donation goes to the cause of your choice

      The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.