Koiki Eddie Mabo Scholarship

Amount$5000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Health and Medicine
DonorRoger Riordan
EstablishmentThis scholarship was established in 2001, from a trust fund established in memory of Koiki Eddie Mabo. This fund was graciously established by Roger Riordan, Director of the computer virus detection company, Cybec Pty Ltd.

The aim is to provide a scholarship fund that can be used for the purpose of assisting any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, who are studying in the Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle.

Applicable to: Medicine, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Midwifery, Occuptation Therapy, Heath Science, Medical Radiation, Nutrition, Dietetics, Oral Health, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, ATSI students, High Achievers.


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

  • Be enrolled in any year of any undergraduate program within the Faculty of Health and Medicine
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community
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 750 word essay on the topic: "How will you contribute to improving Aboriginal Health as a qualified practitioner and how will the Koiki Eddie Mabo Scholarship assist you in your studies at the University of Newcastle?"
  • A Confirmation of Aboriginality (Common Seal) and a written reference made by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community member who knows you in the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community

One (1) Scholarship is available in 2016 with a total benefit of up to $25,000 for the maximum 5 year tenure of the scholarship.

The scholarship will provide an annual benefit of $5000, payable as instalments of $2500 following each semester census date and provided ongoing eligibility criteria are met.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of academic merit and assessment of the required essay.

The selection committee may conduct interviews with applicants to select the successful applicant

  • 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