1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students Scholarship and 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students (Memorial) Scholarship
04 March 2018
Donor1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students
These two scholarships work together to support an excellent student in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.
The 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students Scholarship supports a worthy student in the 2nd year of an Engineering degree. Should the student achieve the required results, the scholar will at the beginning of 3rd year Engineering be required to submit an essay on Singapore. If this is of an acceptable standard the scholar will automatically be given the 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students (Memorial) Scholarship to support 3rd year engineering degree studies.
The 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students Scholarship was established in 2008 by a group of Colombo Plan Students from Singapore who studied at the University of Newcastle from 1968 in the Faculty of Engineering, as it was then known. On the 40th anniversary of their first entering the University of Newcastle, and at a very different stage of their lives, the donors decided to establish a Scholarship to commemorate the fond and happy memories of their stay at Newcastle and to show their appreciation to the Australian and Newcastle community who helped them with their University education during their tender and formative years.
Three of the original donors on seeing the benefit of the scholarship decided in 2010 to establish the 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students (Memorial) Scholarship which would allow them to continue to support the student in third year engineering, subject to meeting eligibility requirements.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in 2nd year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle. Should the successful applicant reach the required minimum results, he/she will be offered the 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students (Memorial) scholarship in 3rd year.
- Be enrolled in an Engineering program in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.
- Demonstrate academic achievement Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or WAM 75.
- Demonstrate that you are affected by educational disadvantage, such as carer or sole parent, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition, disability, refugee status, regional/remote disadvantage.
- Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
- Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
- Not have previously received this scholarship.
- Not have previously completed a degree.
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 demonstrating/outlining your experience of financial hardship, how this scholarship would assist you and your career aspirations.
- Any documents supporting your claims (such as CV, evidence of achievements, centrelink income statement). A list of required documents for educational disadvantage is available at https://www.newcastle.edu.au/disadvantage-supporting-docs
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.
Scholarships Combined Benefit: $8,000.
The scholarships will provide $4,000 annually with $2,000 paid as a lump sum after each Semester census date.
The scholarships combined are tenable for 2 years, with the 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students Scholarship in Second Year and the follow-on 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students (Memorial) Scholarship in Third Year Engineering.
Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents.
Should the successful recipient of the 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students Scholarship achieve the required results to receive the 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students (Memorial) Scholarship in the following third year of studies, the 1968 Singapore Colombo Plan Students Scholar will be required to submit an essay of approximately 400 words on Singapore. The essay may cover one or more aspects of Singapore including its people, economy, geography, history, and culture. The essay content shall preferably relate to the student's field of study, being engineering, building or other technical developments in Singapore. The student should demonstrate his or her analytical skill and critical thinking. It must be of an acceptable standard.
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