Hunter New England Health Indigenous Allied Health Scholarship

Amount$5000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Health and Medicine
DonorHunter New England Local Health District

The Hunter New England Health (HNEH) Indigenous Scholarships have been created to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in a Health Discipline at the University of Newcastle.

The Allied Health scholarship is for students enrolled in one of the following Health Disciplines: 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.

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 enrolled in one of the Health disciplines listed above in the Establishment paragraph
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community.
  • Have resided in a region serviced by Hunter New England Local Health District within the last 12 months.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Be a Permanent Resident
  • Not hold a previous undergraduate degree.
  • Be a continuing student. Preference may be given to students who have completed one (1) year of full-time study
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
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 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
  • A statement (no more than 500 words) addressing "Why Hunter New England Health is an employer of choice." Free free to include details about career aspirations and local community involvement

This scholarship provides a benefit of $5000 each year, payable in instalments of $2500 after Semester 1 and 2 census dates.

This is a continuing scholarship with a total benefit of $20,000 over the full 4 year tenure, should ongoing eligibility be met in each semester.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of:

  • assessment of the required documents
  • academic merit - preference may be given to students who have completed one (1) year of full-time study
  • performance at interview (if required)

Please visit this link for more information on the HNEH District:</a>

  • Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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