Applications open


Number available


Closing date

28 February 2022

Scholarship details


The funding for this scholarship was raised by 25 volunteer trekkers in a University led peer-to-peer fundraising challenge, the 2019 Ikara-Flinders Ranges Challenge. The volunteer trekkers encompassed staff (including Professor Alex Zelinsky AO), alumni and community members. It is the intention that these scholarships will support Yapug students who are dedicated, but in need of financial support.

For full details of this scholarship, please review the Terms and Conditions.


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

  • Be enrolled in the Yapug program.
  • Be enrolled either full-time or part-time.
  • Establish your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity and heritage with the university as outlined here.
  • Not be the recipient of another University of Newcastle 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 personal statement (approx. 1 A4 page) outlining your academic achievements, career aspirations in the relevant area of study, and how this scholarship would assist you.
  • Option to provide up to 3 documents which show your commitment to leadership within your community, such as a reference, proof of volunteering and community activities, leadership panel or club membership, articles or publication.


The scholarship provides a total benefit of $4,000, paid in instalments of $2,000 after the semester one and two census dates.


Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents. The Selection Committee will take into account prior academic achievement, community leadership, and involvement with extra-curricular activities.


Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.