Applications closed


Number available


Closing date

03 March 2021

Scholarship details


Hunter Water Corporation


This scholarship was established in 2018. Hunter Water operates across the traditional country of the Awabakal, Birpai, Darkinung, Wonaruah and Worimi peoples. For the last 125 years Hunter Water has provided drinking water, wastewater, recycled water and some stormwater services to a population of almost 600,000 people in homes and businesses across the Lower Hunter. Hunter Water is committed to diversity in the workforce and making a lasting difference across our communities. It is the intention of this scholarship to create a relationship between the successful recipient and Hunter Water. The successful recipient may be offered the opportunity of paid work experience and potentially a graduate position at the completion of their degree.

The University established the ‘Community Leadership’ Scholarship model in 2017 with the intention of supporting students who are committed to their local and global communities and are striving to make a difference. Community Leadership Scholars are organisers, enablers, innovators and leaders. They are those that work tirelessly for little personal gain. They are the type of student who:

  • Volunteer with charities or community service providers in their communities
  • Volunteer in their field of study or engage in extra-curricular work to further research outcomes
  • Help to organise and implement community projects
  • Mentor fellow students at University
  • Creating unique and innovative solutions to local problems
  • Run clubs and societies for the benefit of other students or participating in wider industry bodies
  • Work to ensure environmental sustainability of our local areas
  • Work to make the community a better place for future generations
  • Displaying leadership qualities generally in the way they live their lives.

For more information on this scholarship, please review the full Terms and Conditions.


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

  • Be enrolled in any year of any undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Newcastle.
  • Be enrolled in a University of Newcastle program in the area of media, marketing, communication, business and/or innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrate academic progress either by the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent required for entry for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 for continuing students.
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community.
  • Not be the recipient of another University of Newcastle donor-funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

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.

  • Documents required may vary depending on your application responses. Please refer to the Your Documents section of your application for information on what you will need to provide.


The scholarship provides a total benefit of $22,500 over the full 3-year tenure provided ongoing eligibility for the term of the scholarship.

The scholarship is $7,500 annually to be paid as $3750 each semester after the relevant census dates (usually in April and September).


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of assessment of the application and supporting documents against the eligibility criteria. An interview may be held if required.


Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759

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.