The University of Newcastle, Australia
Applications open
Amount

$4,000

Number available

1

Closing date

06 March 2019

Scholarship details

Donor

Catherine and Peter Tay Excellence Fund

Establishment

This scholarship was established in 2018 by Catherine and Peter Tay from Singapore. It is a continuing demonstration of appreciation that 50 years earlier in 1968, Dr Peter Tay received his undergraduate education for a double degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics from the University of Newcastle through a Colombo Plan Scholarship from the Australian Government. That scholarship became a stepping stone in Peter's life-long achievements, and helped him to become what he is today.

After being fully involved in the establishment, governance and fundraising for the Singapore Alumni Scholarship since 2011, including chairing the Singapore Alumni Scholarship Committee, Peter has come to appreciate that there is a need to support gifted and disadvantaged students who were recipients of the Singapore Alumni Scholarship in a subsequent year as they continue to cope with those disadvantages while trying to complete their undergraduate degree with good academic results.

This scholarship is open to previous recipients of the Singapore Alumni Scholarship.


Eligibility

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

  • Be a past recipient of the Singapore Alumni Scholarship.
  • Be enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree program at the University of Newcastle.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement by having a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or higher.
  • If successful, be willing to submit an essay of approximately 400 words on Singapore and one or more aspects of its people, economy, geography, history, culture, political system etc.
  • 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 experience of educational disadvantage and how this scholarship would assist you and your career aspirations.
  • A paragraph outlining how you used your past Singapore Alumni Scholarship and how it helped you with your studies.

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.


Benefit

This scholarship provides a benefit of $4000 to be paid as a lump sum following the semester 1 census date.


Selection

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


Faculties


Contact Details

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER
Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au