The University of Newcastle, Australia
Applications closed


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Closing date

04 March 2018

Scholarship details


Hunter Local Land Services


The Hunter Local Land Services Aboriginal Scholarship is awarded annually to up to three (3) Aboriginal students from the Hunter Local Land Services region who display strong personal, community, and educational commitment to natural resource management, with particular reference to the Hunter Local Land Services region of N.S.W.

The Scholarship is awarded to assist the student(s) to advance their educational qualifications and personal skills so that they can contribute to future natural resource management (NRM) outcomes and build upon the expertise within the community of the Hunter Local Land Services region.

The Intention of this scholarship is that the successful recipient will be willing to contribute to the Local Land Services projects, and/or events when the opportunity arises. They will have a commitment to Natural resources related issues with an interest in and/or working knowledge of the Hunter Local Land Services region.

Applicable to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, ATSI, environment.


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

  • Be enrolled in any undergraduate program with University of Newcastle and have a passion for the environment.
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • Demonstrate academic progress either by the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent required for entry for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 for continuing students.
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Normally reside within the Hunter Local Land Services area from Singleton, Muswellbrook, Cessnock, Dungog Gloucester, Great Lakes, Greater Taree, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, or the Upper Hunter.

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) outlining your academic achievements to date, career aspirations in the relevant area of study/research, and how this scholarship would assist you.
  • Any documents which support the claims in your written statement, such as a reference, proof of volunteering and community activities, club membership, articles and publications etc.

TIPS: Limit supporting documents to a few documents which support relevant eligibility criteria only. You may need to combine as one pdf for upload and include your name and student number (if you have one) in the document.


The scholarship currently provides a benefit of $5,000. The benefit of $5,000 is payable in one lump sum after the census date in the semester of offer.


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


Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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