The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Closing date

06 March 2019

Scholarship details


The Awabakal Descendants Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation (ADTOAC)


This scholarship was established by The Awabakal Descendants Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation (ADTOAC). ADTOAC is a not for profit charitable organisation that was started by the direct descendants of Mahrahkah, a traditional Awabakal woman from the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region. ADTOAC facilitates and promotes a greater respect and understanding for Awabakal Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (including artwork, language, customs and beliefs, Sacred and significant sites) through education of the wider community. They have the ability to sponsor activities for the purpose of facilitating the educational prospects of Aboriginal People that will see outcomes that benefit the wider community.


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

  • Be enrolled in 2nd year of the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine degree in the Faculty of Health and Medicine, UON.
  • Be enrolled either full-time or part-time.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory progression through your degree with no failed units.
  • 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 each year for up to 4 years of eligible study, with a total value of $16,000.

The scholarship will be paid in instalments of $2000 each semester, in April and September.


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


Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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