The University of Newcastle, Australia

Ma & Morley Scholarship Program – Category: Immersion experience opportunity

Applications open

A global immersion experience

Number available

The 2020 scholarship applications will open in August 2019.


The Ma & Morley Scholarship Program was born to honour the life changing and enduring friendship between the successful Chinese entrepreneur Jack Ma and the respected Novocastrian Ken Morley through a program that aims to inspire, educate and cultivate the next generation of globally aware and socially conscious Australian leaders.

Applicable to: continuing domestic undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 80 units.


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

  • Be an Australian Citizen Australian permanent resident, or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • Be enrolled (minimum of 20 units) in any undergraduate program with the University of Newcastle at an Australian Campus
  • Have completed a minimum of 80 units
  • Have leadership aspirations
  • Demonstrated commitment to one or more Ma and Morley values.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship
  • Not have completed another degree.

Required documentation

Before applying it is recommended that all applicants read Application help and contact us on or (02) 4921 8764 if you have any further questions.

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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 letter from a responsible person to support your personal character to be a MMSP scholar. This person cannot be your relative but can include a, higher education or VET educator, employer/manager/supervisor, doctor, specialist medical professional, lawyer, accountant, social worker, counsellor, religious or community leader, high school or college principal, counsellor, year advisor or career advisor
  • A one page written statement outlining: (1) what a globally aware and socially conscious leader means to you; and (2) things you have done in your home, school, work, or community that contribute to creating positive change in the world; and (3) what impact you expect a global immersion experience to have on you and your future.


A global immersion experience including flights, accommodation and tours expenses covered.

Scholars will also have access to the Ma & Morley Scholarship Program enrichment program and mentoring.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of assessment of the application and supporting documents against the eligibility criteria. An interview may be held if required.


Contact Details

Ma & Morley Scholarship Coordinator
Office of Alumni & Philanthropy
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 8764
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759