The University of Newcastle, Australia
Applications closed


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Closing date

06 March 2019

Scholarship details


Dr Sharlene Leroy-Dyer


This scholarship was established by Dr Sharlene Leroy-Dyer, Program Convenor Yapug, as a way of giving back to the community that she lives in by giving an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander student enrolled in the Yapug program an opportunity to gain a scholarship to alleviate financial hardship. The name of the scholarship reflects both the great man that Bungaree was, but also that Yapug is a journey of discovery.

The Bungaree Discovery scholarship in in honour of Dr Leroy-Dyer's ancestor, Bungaree who was an Aboriginal man of the Garigal clan, Guringai peoples of the Broken Bay area. Bungaree was an explorer, the first Aboriginal person to circumnavigate Australia in the HMS Investigator, from 1802 to 1803 with Matthew Flinders, mapping the Australian coastline.


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

  • Be enrolled in the Yapug program.
  • Be enrolled either full-time or part-time.
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community.
  • Not have previously received this scholarship.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

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.


The scholarship provides $4,000, paid in instalments of $2,000 after the semester one and two census dates.


Selection will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents. Applications will be ranked against the criteria and offers made to the applicants who best meet the eligibility criteria.


Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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