Lewis Ewart Lewis Physiotherapy Scholarship

Amount$5000Number Available2FacultyFaculty of Health and Medicine
DonorLewis Ewart 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 health professional 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 and assisting promising local students to enter the profession in which he took great pride and devoted most of his professional life.

Applicable to: Physiotherapy, Financially Disadvantaged, Second Year, Third Year, Fourth Year, High Achievers, Health Sciences.


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

  • Be enrolled in second, third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Be a Permanent Resident
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Be the holder of a current Centrelink Health Care Card or be listed as a dependent on a parent/guardian's current Health Care Card
  • Not have a record of misconduct on the Student Academic Misconduct Register
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 or Income Payment Statement.

Two Scholarships are available, valued at $5000 payable after Semester 1 census date.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of academic merit, namely Weighted Average Mark (WAM).

  • 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