Indigenous scholarships inspire new career paths

Monday, 14 December 2020

The University is honoured to announce the establishment of four new Indigenous scholarships, made possible by the partnerships and support of Port of Newcastle, The Vonwiller Foundation, BMG Australia and Moray & Agnew.

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The University’s reputation for its strong commitment to Indigenous advancement and strength across a range of education disciplines has led to four organisations - Port of Newcastle, The Vonwiller Foundation, BMG Australia and Moray & Agnew to partner with the University to offer scholarships for Indigenous students.

We have a proud history in delivering exceptional educational outcomes and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. By working closely with partners and creating innovative approaches, the University is able to extend our collaboration with people of our regions and beyond.

Scholarships available:

Port of Newcastle

The partnership aims to enhance the Hunter Region’s capacity in meeting future technology-led jobs and to support tertiary education pathways for Indigenous students.

Three scholarships, each worth $10,000, will be awarded over the three-year period of the program.

Port of Newcastle Indigenous STEM Scholarship

The Vonwiller Foundation

The Vonwiller Foundation Indigenous Speech Pathology Scholarship celebrates Indigenous students and their insights into the cultural, speech, language and communication needs of their communities.

The Vonwiller Foundation Indigenous Speech Pathology Scholarship

BMG Australia

The BMG Indigenous Music Industry Scholarships provide financial and career opportunities for Indigenous students studying in the field of law or the creative industries. Scholarship recipients will have the unique opportunity to undertake Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in BMG’s Sydney office with accommodation costs covered.

BMG Indigenous Music Industry Scholarship - Creative Industries

BMG Indigenous Music Industry Scholarship - Law

Moray & Agnew

The Moray & Agnew Indigenous Shaping Futures Scholarship in Law scholarship contributes $4,000 to a different University of Newcastle Law School student each year to assist with expenses such as accommodation, text books and equipment, day-to-day living, travel costs and work placements.

The Moray & Agnew Indigenous Shaping Futures Scholarship in Law

These scholarships go beyond financial support, providing opportunities to develop networks, support community and gain practical experience for future leadership roles.

Applications are now open and scholarships will be awarded in 2021 based on university enrolment, merit and community involvement.


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