Dr Geoffrey Leonard AM 1st Year Student Scholarship

Amount$2000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Business and Law
DonorDr Geoffrey Leonard

This scholarship was established by Dr Geoffrey Leonard in 2009 to assist eligible students from rural and remote areas in their first year of a Business, Commerce or Accounting program within the Faculty of Business and Law.

Applicable to: Rural, Regional, Remote, Business, Commerce, Accounting, Financially disadvantaged, high achievers.


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

  • Be a commencing student enrolled in a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce or a Combined Degree, where both degrees are offered in the Faculty of Business and Law
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Be a Permanent Resident
  • Completed the Higher School Certificate in the year prior to entering University
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Have resided in an area of Australia at least 100 km from University campus at time of application for admission
  • Hold a current Low Income Health Care Card (HCC) or receive a centrelink income payment.
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.
  • Scholarship Amount: $2,000
  • Number of scholarships available: 1

Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of academic merit namely Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

  • Faculty of Business and Law

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