Edwards Hall Alumni Scholarship

Amount$500Number Available5FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorResidential Colleges

This scholarship was established in 2010 through the generous donations of past Edwards Hall residents, to help students who are socially or economically disadvantaged.

Applicable to: Financially disadvantaged, Low socio-economic background, socially disadvantaged, Edwards Hall residents.


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

  • Be a resident of Edwards Hall at the University of Newcastle
  • Be enrolled in any degree program at the University of Newcastle
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • Not have previously received this scholarship.
  • Not hold a previous undergraduate degree.
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 (no more than 2 A4 pages) outlining your financial and/or educational disadvantages

Up to five (5) scholarships will be offered annually. The scholarship provides the benefit of $500 payable after the semester 1 census date.


Selection of the scholar will be on assessment of the required written statement.

Equity criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • low income family background

  • residence in a rural or isolated region

  • recent migration from a non-English speaking country

  • Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander Australian

    International students may apply for the scholarship as long as they meet criteria additional to recent migration from a non-English speaking country.

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology

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