The University of Newcastle, Australia
Applications open
Amount

$15,000

Number available

1

Closing date

06 March 2019

Scholarship details

Donor

NSW Country Surveyors Association

Establishment

This scholarship was established by the NSW Country Surveyors Association primarily to support a Surveying student from regional and rural NSW but importantly also to encourage the student to pursue employment in the Surveying field in a regional or rural area upon graduation. We further encourage students to look ahead to post-University Registration with the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information (BoSSI) as a valuable career path.

The scholarship recipient will be invited to attend two (2) NSW Country Surveyors Association conferences each year where they are given the opportunity to participate in industry conferences and meet key industry contacts. This is also a fantastic opportunity for students to meet future employers! All accommodation, meals and conference fees are paid for, the student only needs to make their own travel arrangements.

The NSW Country Surveyors Association recognises the importance of fostering new students without which our profession would not flourish. We see this scholarship as an important way to encourage the future generations of Surveyors to continue the important work that we do for the community at large, especially in regional and rural areas of NSW.


Eligibility

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

  • Be enrolled in Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) or combined degree including Bachelor of Surveying(Honours).
  • Be a continuing student enrolled in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of the eligible program.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Be a NSW regional or rural student. Includes all remote NSW areas and the Hunter Region, Central Coast, Newcastle and Wollongong regions.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement by having a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or higher.
  • 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 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 $5,000 each year for up to three (3) years of eligible study, This will be paid as lump sums of $2,500 after semester 1 and semester 2 census dates.

The total value of this scholarship over the three years is $15,000.


Selection

Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents.


Faculty

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment


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