Applications open


Number available


Closing date

28 February 2022

Scholarship details


Newcastle 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.

For more information on 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 B Laws or Juris Doctor program who have completed more than 80 units in their program.
  • Establish your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity and heritage with the university as outlined here.
  • Demonstrate academic progress with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher and maintain this for the duration of scholarship.
  • Be enrolled full-time.

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.


The scholarship provides a total benefit of $4,000 and will be paid as a lump sum.


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.

All applicants notified of an outcome via email. This will usually occur within 6 weeks of the scholarship close date.


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.