The University of Newcastle, Australia

At the University of Newcastle we are committed to delivering quality health and medical education to those in rural and remote communities. Through the generous bequest of Betty Fyffe, a range of scholarships are available for health students from rural and remote areas.

Establishment

Betty Fyffe was a local Tamworth girl who grew up in the surrounds of her father’s chemist shops. Betty had an absolute passion for Nursing and had strong feelings for St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney where she trained and spent many years providing nursing treatment.

Betty leaves this legacy as her way of trying to improve the education of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in training with hope that some will return to the country areas to practice their profession.

We hope that all recipients of a Betty Josephine Fyffe Scholarship be as passionate about their career as she was about nursing.

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Selection criteria

The scholarship currently provides a total benefit of $10,000 each year, paid as two lump sums of $5,000 each semester, in April and September. The scholarships are ongoing for a maximum of 5 years provided ongoing eligibility is met.

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

  • Be enrolled in any year (including honours) of a B Nursing, B Midwifery, B Physiotherapy, B Nutrition and Dietetics, B Occupational Therapy, B Medical Radiation Science, B Pharmacy, B Medical Science or Doctor of Medicine program
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement either by an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent of 90 or higher (adjustment factors included) for commencing students or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 6.0 or higher for continuing students.
  • Have lived in a regional or remote area of Australia for at least 12 months within the two years prior to study.
  • Demonstrate activity in your local community (for example volunteering or involvement in community projects).
  • Be an Australian citizen.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

Learn more

The scholarship currently provides a total benefit of $10,000 each year, paid as two lump sums of $5,000 each semester, in April and September. The scholarships are ongoing for a maximum of 5 years provided ongoing eligibility is met.

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

  • Be enrolled in any year (including honours) of a B Nursing, B Midwifery, B Physiotherapy, B Nutrition and Dietetics, B Occupational Therapy, B Medical Radiation Science, B Pharmacy, B Medical Science or Doctor of Medicine program
  • 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.
  • Have lived in a regional or remote area of Australia for at least 12 months within the two years prior to study.
  • Demonstrate activity in your local community (for example volunteering or involvement in community projects).
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Be an Australian citizen.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

Learn more

The scholarship currently provides a total benefit of $10,000 each year, paid as two lump sums of $5,000 each semester, in April and September. The scholarships are ongoing for a maximum of 5 years provided ongoing eligibility is met.

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

  • Be enrolled in 1st year of the Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine program with University of Newcastle.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) of 95 or higher, NOT including adjustment factors.
  • Have lived in a regional or remote area of Australia for at least 12 months within the two years prior to study.
  • Demonstrate activity in your local community (for example volunteering or involvement in community projects).
  • Not have previously completed a degree.
  • Be an Australian citizen.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

Learn more

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