Glen Avery Memorial Scholarship

Amount$2000Number Available1FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorFriends and Family of Glen Avery

This scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of Glen Avery, a man whose unrivalled energy and enthusiasm for helping others is legendary. During 20 years of outstanding service to the University of Newcastle, he touched the lives of many.

Glen will be remembered for the care and service he provided to colleagues, students, their families and members of the community with whom he interacted. During his many years at the University he worked in a variety of roles, including human resources, alumni relations, the management of scholarships and prizes, advising prospective students, and as a team leader in the Enquiry Centre. These roles reflected Glen's love of people and his commitment to service.

Glen enjoyed a long and diverse involvement in musical theatre. This scholarship in Glen's honour is a fitting way to celebrate and remember the life of a special individual who enriched the lives of those who knew him. The Scholarship will enable Glen's spirit of caring and service to others to endure in perpetuity.

To recognise Glen's passion for the arts, his family, friends and colleagues have established a Scholarship Fund in his honour. Glen was a proud advocate of higher education, and it is hoped the fund will provide for a perpetual scholarship to reward, encourage and recognise a worthy student with demonstrated aptitude and commitment in the area of the performing arts each year.

Applicable to: Performers, Singers, Community Volunteers, Leaders, high achievers.


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

  • Be enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree program at the University of Newcastle.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Be a 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 (1-2 pages) outlining your performing arts experiences and future goals along with how the scholarship would assist with your studies and career aspirations

One (1) scholarship is available, valued at $2000 and payable in a lump sum after the Semester 1 census date.


Selection of the Scholar will be on the basis of:

  • Assessment of the required written statement
  • Academic merit, namely Grade Point Average (GPA) or Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), with weighting given to performance in performing arts courses
  • Interview (if required)

Preference may be given to applicants with demonstrated financial disadvantage.

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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