Applications closed


Number available


Closing date

03 March 2021

Scholarship details


Dr 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 (NAISDA). In recognition of this, preference for the scholarship will be given to NAISDA members.

For more information on this scholarship, please review the full Terms and Conditions.


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.
  • 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 University of Newcastle donor-funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

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.

  • Documents required may vary depending on your application responses. Please refer to the Your Documents section of your application for information on what you will need to provide.


The scholarship 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, after semester one and semester two census dates.


Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents.


Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.