The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Closing date

06 March 2019

Scholarship details


The Bloomfield Group


This scholarship has been established by the Bloomfield Group to support Engineering students who are interested in having a career in the mining sector.

The Bloomfield Group is Australian owned and operated and has interests in mining and engineering in the Hunter Valley, NSW. In business for more than 80 years, Bloomfield employs over 600 people and operates two open-cut coal mines; Bloomfield Mine at East Maitland and Rix’s Creek Mine, 5km northwest of Singleton, NSW. Coking and thermal coal from the mining operations is railed to Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) and then exported throughout Asia. Bloomfield is a founding member and current shareholder of PWCS. The company's engineering businesses include Four Mile Engineering at East Maitland and Kings Engineering in Rutherford and Lithgow.

The group also has equity positions in companies specialising in renewable energies, recycling and biofuel production. The successful recipient of the scholarship may be offered the opportunity of paid vacation work with the Bloomfield Group.


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

  • Be enrolled in any year of a B Engineering (Mining Transfer Program), B Mechanical Engineering (Hons), B Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Hons), B Civil Engineering (Hons) or B Surveying (Hons) in Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement either by an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent of 75 or higher for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 for continuing students.
  • Demonstrate impact of personal circumstances, 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 be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Be an Australian Citizen.

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 (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.

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 each year paid as $2,000 after the semester 1 and semester 2 census dates each year.

The scholarship is ongoing for 2 years of eligible study, with a total value of $8000.


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