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Closing date

10 March 2017

Scholarship details


Hunter New England Local Health District


The Hunter New England Health Indigenous Scholarships have been created to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in one of the following Health Disciplines at the University of Newcastle: Allied Health (Nutrition & Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Radiography, Social Work and Speech Pathology), Oral Health or Aboriginal Professional Practice (with a Health major.)

This Allied Health Scholarship is intended to support and encourage students to pursue a career in the health sector; more specifically, within the Hunter New England Local Health District.

The scholar may be offered non-compulsory vacation work through Hunter New England Local Health District, subject to availability.

Applicable to: Health, ATSI, Indigenous, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islanders, Hunter, New England Residents, high achievers.


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

  • Be a continuing student enrolled in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, final year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle.
  • Be enrolled in a Health Discipline: Nutrition & Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Radiography, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Oral Health or Aboriginal Professional Practice (Health Major) with UON.
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • Demonstrate academic achievement by a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher.
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community.
  • Not have previously completed a degree.
  • Not have previously received this scholarship.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON 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.

  • A written statement (max 2 A4 pages) demonstrating/outlining your academic achievements to date, career aspirations in the relevant area of study/research and how this scholarship would assist you.
  • 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.
  • Optional: any documents supporting your claims, such as your CV, evidence of achievements, centrelink income statement, health care card. Please limit to just a few documents which support relevant eligibility criteria only.


The scholarship currently provides a benefit $5,000 per annum for a maximum tenure of (3) years, to be paid to the Scholar by the University as two lump sums of $2,500 after each semester census date.


Applications must be submitted by the due date to be considered.

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

Please visit this link for more information on the HNEH District:


Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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