Scholarships

Scholarships can help you with all kinds of costs including textbooks, fees, accommodation and living expenses. While many consider academic performance, we also award scholarships for travel, sport and specific degrees.

Many scholarships offer the opportunity to meet with the donor providing further opportunities to undertake internships and vocational employment.

Featured Scholarships

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship was established through contribution from the University, industry donors, community organisations and the annual Reconciliation Scholarship Dinner.

The scholarship provides a benefit of $10,000 each year, paid as $5,000 each semester after the census date.

The scholarship is ongoing for the remaining length of the program at the time of the award for up to a maximum of four years.

Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

Indigenous Accommodation Scholarship

These Commonwealth-funded scholarships aim to support Indigenous students who are relocating from a remote or regional area to study with the University of Newcastle.

Aboriginal Housing Office Tertiary Accommodation Grants

Aboriginal Housing Office Tertiary Accommodation Grants

The NSW Government - Aboriginal Housing Office is offering Tertiary Accommodation Grants to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in full time studies with the University of Newcastle.

This is a new program established within the Strong Family, Strong Communities framework to support eligible tertiary students with grants of $5000, $7,000, or $10,000 to offset the cost of living whilst studying.

Bungaree Discovery Yapug Scholarship

Bungaree Discovery Yapug Scholarship

The Bungaree Discovery Yapug Scholarship was established and is donated by Dr Sharlene Leroy-Dyer, Former Program Convenor Yapug, as a way of giving back to the community where she worked and studied, by giving an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander student enrolled in the Yapug program an opportunity to gain a scholarship to alleviate financial hardship.

The name of the scholarship reflects both the great man that Bungaree was, but also that Yapug is a journey of discovery.

The Ma & Morley Scholarship Program

The Ma & Morley Scholarship Program

The Ma & Morley Scholarship Program aims to inspire, educate and cultivate the next generation of globally aware and socially conscious Australian leaders – and help them change the world.

The program was established though a generous $20 million philanthropic commitment by Chinese entrepreneur Jack Ma, in honour of his lifelong friendship with respected Novocastrian Ken Morley.

Applications are now open - closing midnight 22nd November.

Ma & Morley Scholars receive:

  • Up to $75,000 in financial assistance
  • Globel immersion experiences
  • Enrichment and values-based leadership program
  • Lifelong bonds and friendship