Malcolm Benaud Smith Construction Management (Building) Scholarship
06 March 2019
DonorMr Allan Charles Smith
This scholarship was established in 2019 by Master Builder Allan Charles Smith, a fourth-generation builder, Life Member of the Master Builders Association of New South Wales, and Foundation Member and Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators Australia. It is given in fond memory of his father, Malcolm Benaud Smith, to assist students studying full-time for a Bachelor of Construction Management (Building)(Honours) at the University of Newcastle within Australia.
Malcolm Benaud Smith (1893-1964) was a third-generation Master Builder with family roots in the Manning, Hunter and Central Coast regions. He enlisted and served in two world wars. Malcolm was passionate about the building industry and gave encouragement and assistance to young people of his era, helping them to achieve excellence in their profession.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of a Bachelor of Construction Management (Building)(Honours) undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle within Australia.
- Be enrolled full-time.
- Demonstrate academic achievement by having a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or higher.
- 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.
- Not have previously completed a degree.
- Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
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 (approx 1 A4 page) outlining your academic achievement to date, 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 $5,000, paid as two lump sums of $2,500 after semester 1 and semester 2 census dates.
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
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