Jayce and Seamus Fagan Enabling Program Scholarship
06 March 2019
DonorJayce and Seamus Fagan
Seamus Fagan was the Director of the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre at the University of Newcastle for 16 years, until his retirement in 2018. In this role, Seamus was responsible for overseeing and managing a large portfolio of English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students and enabling education programs. Jayce and Seamus Fagan are committed to supporting students who wish to transform their lives by engaging in tertiary education.
This scholarship has been established to support a student in an enabling program with the hope that this financial support will ensure they can concentrate on their studies and achieve the results to gain entry into an undergraduate degree.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in a UON Enabling program - Open Foundation, Newstep or Yapug.
- Demonstrate impact of educational disadvantage, such as carer, sole parent, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition or effects of abuse, disability, refugee status, regional/remote disadvantage.
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 experience of educational disadvantage and how this scholarship would assist you and your career aspirations.
- Any documents supporting your claims (such as CV, evidence of achievements, centrelink income statement). A list of required documents for educational disadvantage is available at https://www.newcastle.edu.au/disadvantage-supporting-docs
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 provides a benefit of $4,000, to be paid as lump sums of $2,000 after the first and second semester census date.
Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents.
Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308
Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759