The University of Newcastle, Australia
Applications open
Amount

$4,000

Number available

1

Closing date

06 March 2019

Scholarship details

Donor

Friends of the University of Newcastle

Establishment

The Friends of the University were established in 1981 to foster an awareness of the university and its place in the community, and to conduct activities including fundraising that promote the interests of the university. Since that time, via their biennial book fair, the Friends have raised over $1,000,000 and contributed towards scholarships, art works, music, rare books, infrastructure and more. This scholarship was established by the Friends of the University to support a student who has completed the Open Foundation course and is enrolling in an undergraduate degree in the following year. John Lambert was the treasurer for the Friends from 1991 – 2001. John Lambert was a university academic, mathematician and computer expert. His management and recording of book fair finances earned the comment from one of the senior organisers of the fair that “he is the very engine room of the book fair”.

Applicable to: Open Foundation, high achievers, educational or financial disadvantage.


Eligibility

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

  • Be enrolled in the first year of an undergraduate program at the University of Newcastle.
  • Have previously completed an Open Foundation program in the year prior to undergraduate enrolment.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement by an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent of 75 or higher for commencing students.
  • Demonstrate impact of educational disadvantage, such as carer, sole parent, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition or effects of abuse, disability, refugee status, regional/remote disadvantage.
  • Not have previously received this scholarship.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

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 written statement (approx 1 A4 page) outlining your academic achievement to date, experience of educational disadvantage, and how this scholarship would assist you and your career aspirations.

TIPS: Limit supporting documents to a few documents which support relevant eligibility criteria only. You may need to combine as one pdf for upload and include your name and student number (if you have one) in the document.


Benefit

The scholarship provides a benefit of $4,000, paid as $2000 after the semester one and two census dates.


Selection

Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents. Applications will be ranked against the eligibility criteria and academic results from Open Foundation studies taken into account.


Faculties


Contact Details

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER
Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

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