Applications closed


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Closing date

28 February 2022

Scholarship details


Joblink Plus


Joblink Plus is a for-purpose, not-for-profit organisation providing employment services and vocational training. We deliver to a range of communities across rural and regional NSW, covering around 70% of the state. Joblink Plus places approximately 11,000 people into employment annually. We support communities through direct contributions, social enterprise, and volunteering. We partner with a diverse range of organisations with shared values, including health initiatives as well as various youth and Indigenous programs. Our purpose is to believe in and provide support to all people, connecting them to the dignity and fulfilment made possible through education and meaningful work.

In collaboration with the University of Newcastle’s Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, Joblink Plus has established this scholarship to support and facilitate inclusive, broad and equitable access to university for people who may not otherwise have a connection to tertiary education.

All eligible commencing students are invited to apply. There are two scholarships available, with one being specifically for students who are from a regional or remote areas of Australia.

Preference will be given to students commencing undergraduate studies from a non-school leaver pathway, such as our university enabling programs or Diploma studies.

For more information on this scholarship, please review the full Terms and Conditions.


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

  • Be commencing in your first year of your first undergraduate degree with University of Newcastle.
  • 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.
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident (includes New Zealand Permanent Residents).
  • 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.
  • You may be required to provide documents to support your educational disadvantage claims. These will be identified when you apply based on your individual application responses.


The scholarship provides a total benefit of $5,000 to be paid as two lump sums of $2,500 after the relevant census dates.


Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents, with reference to the eligibility criteria.

One scholarship will be awarded to a student from a regional or remote area of Australia.

Preference for available scholarships will be given to students who have been admitted to their bachelor degree on the basis of an enabling program (Open Foundation, Yapug) or Diploma completed with University of Newcastle.


Contact Details

Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

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

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