David Beer Undergraduate Scholarship

Amount$7000Number Available12FacultyFaculty of Health and Medicine
DonorMr David Beer

These scholarships were established to assist students from rural and remote areas to study Medicine and Nursing where those students meet the entry criteria and are financially disadvantaged.

Applicable to: Financially Disadvantaged, Regional, Remote, Rural, 1st year, First year, Medicine, Nursing, Medical Science, students, high achievers.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in the first year of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Medical Science, undertaking a research project in a cancer related area
  • Demonstrate that the ability to study is affected, or will be affected, by financial hardship.
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Be a Permanent Resident
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Not have previously received this scholarship.
  • Have a home address located in a regional or remote location, according to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA) system. http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au/internet/otd/publishing.nsf/Content/locator
Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • A copy of your current Centrelink Low Income Health Care Card AND/OR a written statement outlining financial disadvantage and how scholarship would assist with future studies.

Up to 12 scholarships will be offered annually. The scholarship provides a benefit of $7000 per annum ($3500 each semester) for up to 5 years of study.


The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of evidence of financial disadvantage.

Where more eligible candidates are identified than available scholarships the committee may elect to rank eligible candidates on the basis of either academic merit or selection rank. The ranking method will be determined by the selection criteria used for admission by the particular program. In this instance scholarships will be offered to the highest ranked candidates.

  • Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au