UON Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship was established through contributions from the university, industry donors, community organisations and the annual Reconciliation Scholarship Dinner Dance.

Provided by: University of Newcastle

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Each scholarship provides a benefit of $10,000 each year, paid as $5,000 each semester after the census date.

The scholarship is ongoing for the remaining length of the program at time of award, and up to a maximum of four years.

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Be enrolled in any year of an undergraduate degree program at the University of Newcastle.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Demonstrate academic progress either by the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent required for entry for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 for continuing students.
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community.



7 September 2020


3 March 2021


Up to $40,000






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