Applications closed


Number available


Closing date

03 March 2021

Scholarship details


Mr Norman Bushman


This scholarship was established at the request of Norman Bushman, who was born in Singleton, NSW. While he lived his adult life in Sydney, he had a strong connection to the Hunter Valley with a great love for music.

During his life Norman Bushman dedicated himself to a number of causes including: The Lions Club, the Australian Labour Party, young artists with potential in music and drama, and indigenous students and Papua New Guinea students.

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

As a passionate supporter of the arts, and with a special interest in music, it was his dream to help people achieve in this area and to promote and support music research and performance at the University of Newcastle.


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

  • Be enrolled in Bachelor of Music (including Honours) or any combined program incorporating Bachelor of Music in the UON Faculty of Education and Arts with a focus in voice.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement by having a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or higher in your current program.
  • Demonstrate impact of personal circumstances, such as carer, sole parent, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition or effects of abuse, disability, refugee status, regional/remote disadvantage.
  • Have demonstrated a high standard during performance either at entry audition or at interview for shortlisted applicants.
  • Not have previously completed an Australian undergraduate degree program.
  • Not be the recipient of another University of Newcastle donor-funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or 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.

  • 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 $15,000, paid in two equal payments of $7,500 after semester one and semester two census dates (usually in April and September).


Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents. An interview/ audition may be held if required.


Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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

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