Scholarships and prizes

Professor Alan Roberts gives a tour of TUNRA for four recent scholarship recipients

News • 20 Sep 2021

Engineering legend inspires next generation

When alumnus Mr CHOO Heng Thong (Bachelor of Engineering 1977) graduated from the University of Newcastle he had been forever impacted by the leadership and friendship of leading engineering educator Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts AM.

Family-inspired scholarships focus on the future

News • 26 Apr 2021

Family-inspired scholarships focus on the future

A new scholarship to help students with caregiving responsibilities fulfil their academic and career aspirations has been set up to honour the legacy of a wonderful carer and lifelong learner.

Wollotuka Institute

News • 26 Apr 2021

PhD scholarship prioritises Indigenous Land Management

Last year’s devastating bushfires prompted calls for a closer look at how Indigenous people have managed the land for generations.

Supporting women in pursuing their dreams

News • 26 Apr 2021

Supporting women in pursuing their dreams

Sarina Zhao is the 2020 recipient of the Valasi Bleazard Memorial Scholarship in Medicine, a scholarship made possible thanks to the generosity of the late Valasi Bleazard who left a gift in the will to support female students at the University of Newcastle. Sarina is currently in the third year of the Joint Medical Program and we caught up with her for an update on her studies and aspirations.

Science scholarship celebrates 100-year legacy

News • 26 Apr 2021

Science scholarship celebrates 100 year legacy

A £100 scholarship one hundred and one years ago sparked a journey that would shape many lives. A century on, University of Newcastle Secretary, alumna and former Deputy Chancellor, Dianne Allen, is proud to honour her grandfather’s passion for education through a new equity scholarship to support students who want to study science

New Scholarship for Indigenous Law Students

News • 14 Sep 2020

New scholarship for Indigenous law students

A new scholarship to help Indigenous students realise their ambition to study law has been launched thanks to the generous support of the Newcastle Bar Association.

Proud Gadigal Guringai man Luka Bungaree

News • 14 Sep 2020

First LGBTQIA+ Shaping Futures scholar announced

Proud Gadigal Guringai man Luka Bungaree is in his second year of a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Criminology and is the first recipient of the LGBTQIA+ Shaping Futures Scholarship which 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.

Students on beach

News • 14 Sep 2020

WIMBA Scholarships Inspire Female Leaders

The University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Business and Law has partnered with more than 10 leading Hunter organisations to offer the Women in MBA (WiMBA) scholarship for aspirational and high-achieving women.

Planting The Seed For Growing Good

News • 14 Sep 2020

Planting the seed for growing good

When alumnus Lachlan King (Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), 2004) attended a scholarship ceremony at the University for a close friend, a seed was planted: the idea that 'giving somebody else the opportunity to continue their education path’ was within his reach.

Planting The Seed For Growing Good

News • 14 Sep 2020

Thank You

We are very grateful to all our generous donors who choose to support women to reach their full potential.

News • 8 Apr 2020

Historians Take Flight with New Travel Scholarship

While literary sources are valuable, sometimes you just need to see it for yourself to really understand a place.

Taylah Gray

News • 8 Apr 2020

Indigenous Scholar Flourishing Thanks to People Like You

Final year Bachelor of Laws and Diploma of Legal Practice student Taylah Gray is already making her mark on the world.

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