The Doris Smith Scholarship

Amount$12000Number Available1FacultiesFaculty of Business and LawFaculty of Education and ArtsFaculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentFaculty of Health and MedicineFaculty of Science and Information Technology
DonorThe Doris Smith Scholarship Trust

This scholarship was established by the Trustees of the will of Doris Smith to assist singers and musicians from the Hunter Valley region who wish to continue their music studies either overseas or nationally.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funds for fees and, where necessary, living expenses and travel. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and can outline study plans that involve travel either in Australia or overseas are invited to apply.

Applicable to: Newcastle, Maitland, Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, or Port Stephens shires, performers, singers, piano, violin.


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

  • Be an Australian Citizen or Be a Permanent Resident
  • Not have previously received this scholarship.
  • Be a resident of one of the cities of Newcastle, Maitland, Cessnock or Lake Macquarie or the shire of Port Stephens
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 detailed outline of your travel and study plans and how the scholarship will assist you in achieving your goals.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

This scholarship provides a benefit of $12,000, payable in one lump sum.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of:

  • A performance of a 20 minute program, open to the public, which can include original material.
  • A 1-2 page submission comprising a detailed account of study plans.
  • A CV (maximum of three A4 pages)
  • An interview with the selection committee
  • 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