The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Closing date

06 March 2019

Scholarship details


Lewis Estate


This scholarship was established in memory of Lewis Ewart Lewis, a local physiotherapist who committed his entire career to the well-being of the people of Newcastle. Born in Newcastle in 1909, Lewis commenced his career as a podiatrist and chiropodist before qualifying as a physiotherapist in 1945.

One of the pioneers of private physiotherapy practice, Lewis was highly regarded by both his many patients, some of whom travelled 4-5 hours each way to consult him, and by his peers.

Following his passing in 2004, the Lewis Ewart Lewis Physiotherapy Scholarship was established to help disadvantaged physiotherapy students. This scholarship realised Lewis' ambition of supporting promising local students to enter the profession in which he took great pride and to which he devoted most of his professional life.

Applicable to: physiotherapy, financially disadvantaged, high achievers, health sciences.


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

  • Be enrolled in 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree with UON.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement by having a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate that your ability to study is affected, or will be affected, by financial hardship or other educational 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 outlining your academic achievement to date, your experience of financial hardship, and your career aspirations in the relevant area of study or research as well as how this scholarship would assist you.
  • A copy of your current Centrelink Low Income Health Care Card or your parent/guardian's current Centrelink Low Income Health Care Card where you are listed as a dependant.

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.


The scholarship provides $4,000, paid as a lump sum after semester one census date.


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


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