Newcastle Bar Association Indigenous Student Scholarship in Law
06 March 2020
DonorNewcastle Bar Association
The Newcastle Bar Association Indigenous Student Scholarship in Law was created to assist Indigenous students realise their ambition of obtaining a degree in law from the University of Newcastle. It is intended that the financial benefit of the scholarship will offset some of the burdens and challenges that come with completing a law degree full-time.
The Newcastle Bar Association aims to foster support for, and collegiality among, barristers who work in the Newcastle and Hunter region. As well as receiving the financial benefit of the scholarship, the successful recipient will also be provided with an opportunity to connect with a local barrister as a mentor for the duration of the scholarship.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in the Juris Doctor program or the 4th or 5th year of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle.
- Students active in a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program must have completed the following courses: LAWS1010, LAWS1011, LAWS1020, LAWS1021,LAWS2030, LAWS3040 and LAWS3041.
- Students active in the Juris Doctor program must have completed the following courses: LAWS6000, LAWS6001, LAWS6120, LAWS6121, LAWS6130, LAWS6140 and LAWS6141.
- Be enrolled full-time.
- Demonstrate academic achievement through a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or higher
- Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community.
- Demonstrate impact of personal circumstances, such as financial hardship, regional/remote disadvantage, being a carer or sole parent, long term medical condition, disability or effects of abuse.
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.
- Documents required may vary depending on your application reponses. Please refer to the Your Documents section of your application for information on what you will need to provide.
The scholarship provides a total benefit of $4,000 and will be paid as a lump sum after the Semester one census date.
Selection is based on assessment of the scholarship application and suitability for individual scholarships. The selection committee will aim to make scholarship offers to students who are assessed as being most in need of support, however will also take into account the applicant’s personal statement and academic progression through their degree.
Selection will be made by the Wollotuka Selection Committee which will consist of a minimum of three members chosen by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
Successful recipients will be communicated to by the delegated Scholarships Officer and all applicants notified of an outcome via email. This will usually occur within 6 weeks of the scholarship close date.
For applicants not receiving an offer, this does not mean you have been assessed as ineligible. The number of applications often far exceeds the number of scholarships available so it may mean that other applicants have been assessed as being in greater need of support at this time. Do not let an unsuccessful outcome deter you from applying for other scholarships and reapplying every year you study.
Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
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