The University of Newcastle, Australia
Applications closed


Number available


Closing date

06 March 2019

Scholarship details


Richard Crookes Construction


Operational throughout NSW and the ACT, Richard Crookes Constructions (RCC) is a private, family owned construction company that has been delivering projects as promised; on-time and budget, safely and to the highest quality since 1976. We value our heritage as a family business and we're proud of our values and our commitment to delivering social infrastructure that enables our communities to grow. For RCC, making a positive contribution and giving back to the communities we live and work in and our industry is important.

RCC has been recognised as one of the Best Places to Work in Australia by Great Place to Work. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment and broader industry, and we encourage shared knowledge, innovation, and growth. As a proud Australian business, we recognise the importance of giving back to and supporting the future of our industry and we are honoured to offer construction and civil engineering students at the University of Newcastle this Indigenous Scholarship.

RCC would be open to discussing potential internship opportunities with the successful recipients should they be interested.


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

  • Be enrolled in any year of the Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) or Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, UON.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • A written reference made by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community member.


The scholarship provides a benefit of $4,000, paid as a lump sum after semester 1 census date.


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


Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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