Dr Beryl Collier Aboriginal Scholarship
04 March 2018
DonorDr Beryl Collier
Dr Beryl Collier was an esteemed gynaecologist and obstetrician who had a deep interest in the values of education. She had a love and concern for the rights of others, especially the Aboriginal community.
Through her volunteer work with the Central Coast Reconciliation Group, Beryl saw the hurdles that Indigenous people must overcome to access higher education. Following Beryl's death, a bequest of $300,000 was given to the University of Newcastle and the scholarship was established.
Dr Beryl Collier also had a deep interest in the National Aboriginal & Islander Skills Development Association (NAIDSA). In recognition of this, preference for the scholarship will be given to NAIDSA members.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled any year of any Bachelor degree at the University of Newcastle Central Coast Campus.
- Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
- Demonstrate academic achievement either by an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent of 75 or higher for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 for continuing students.
- Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community.
- Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
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 (max 2 A4 pages) outlining your academic achievements to date, career aspirations in the relevant area of study/research, and how this scholarship would assist you.
- Any documents which support the claims in your written statement, such as a reference, proof of volunteering and community activities, articles and publications etc. or * 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.
- Preference will be given to current members of NAIDSA. To be eligible for preferential consideration proof of NAIDSA members must be supplied.
The scholarship currently provides a total benefit of up to $15,000 over 3 years.
An annual benefit of $5,000 will be paid in two equal payments of $2,500, following Semester 1 and Semester 2 census dates.
Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents.
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- Faculty of Education and Arts
- Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
- Faculty of Health and Medicine
- Faculty of Science
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