David Lea Indigenous Scholarship

David Lea was a Professor of Geography at UNE from 1974-1991, having formerly been Professor of Geography at the University of Papua New Guinea. He left UNE to become Executive Director of the North Australia Research Unit until 1994 when he retired. At this time UNE awarded Professor Lea the title of Emeritus Professor. Professor Lea was a great humanitarian who was keenly interested in Indigenous communities.

Scholarship details

Value: $2,500 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Availability: 1 scholarship offered

Application dates

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Financial equity
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • University of New England

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
Open to applicants aged 25 years and older;
Open to continuing UNE students in their FINAL or Honours year of an undergraduate degree;
Academic requirement;
An average GPA of 5.0 in their course to date is required.

Further Information

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of (in order):
Academic merit;
The statement of case;
Why are you studying your chosen course and what are your career aspirations?;
What extra-curricular activities are you involved in?;
What impact will NOT receiving the scholarship have on your studies?;
What special conditions or obstacles have you overcome in your path to study? e.g. financial, geographic, cultural or other disadvantage.