Edith and Joseph McBride Scholarship in Nursing

Amount$1000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Health and Medicine
DonorMrs and Mr Patricia and Joseph McBride

The donor wishes to honour his parents with this scholarship in Nursing scholarship for students studying full-time at the University of Newcastle Ourimbah Campus. Joseph (Snr) was deputy science master at Gosford High School. Edith was the mother of 15 children. It was the late Pat McBride's idea to establish this scholarship. It is through the combined effort of both Pat and Joe, that Joe is in the financial position to be able to establish this scholarship in memory of his parents.

Applicable to: Financially disadvantaged, High Achievers, Central Coast, Gosford City LGA residents, Nursing, Ourimbah, First, 1st year.


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

  • Be enrolling in the first year of the Bachelor of Nursing program at the Central Coast Campus
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • Be a resident of Gosford City Local Government Area (LGA)
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Not hold a previous undergraduate degree.
  • 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 demonstrating your need for financial assistance and career aspirations

This successful applicant will receive $1000 per year for up to 3 years of study provided eligibility criteria continue to be met.


The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of :

  • Academic merit
  • Performance at interview
  • Consideration given to those in financial difficulty
  • 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