Friends of the University of Newcastle Scholarship for Studies in Education

Amount$2000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Education and Arts

Friends of the University of Newcastle raise funds for various University projects and student scholarships, mostly through their Bi-Annual Book Fair. This Teaching Scholarship is to be awarded annually for an indigenous student studying an Education degree.

Applicable to: Teachers, Education, First year, Second year, ATSI, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islanders, Indigenous, 1st year, 2nd year, School of Education, high achievers.


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

  • Be enrolling in your first year, or second year of your program.
  • be enrolled in a program within the School of Education
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community.
  • Not be the recipient of another scholarship of equal or more substantial benefit for the same program.
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 (1-2 pages) outlining your career aspirations, commitment to study, and how the scholarship will assist you financially.

Scholarship benefit is to the value of $2,000.00 paid as a lump sum.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of:

  • For commencing students, academic merit, namely Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR);
  • For continuing students, academic merit, namely Weighted Average Mark (WAM);


  • Assessment of the required written statement.
  • 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