Doherty Ellis Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honour the memory of Jack Doherty, who founded the Newcastle Aboriginal Support Group in 1980. Jack saw tertiary education as a key factor in Aboriginal empowerment. The intention of the scholarship is to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to complete studies at the University of Newcastle. The scholarship was established with funds from the former Newcastle Aboriginal Support Group.

Scholarship details

Value: $4,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Availability: 1 scholarship offered

Application dates


Close: 03/03/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • University of Newcastle

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • QLD
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
Be enrolled in any year of an undergraduate program with 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;
Not have previously completed a degree;
Not be the recipient of another University of Newcastle donor-funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

How to Apply

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.

Documents required may vary depending on your application responses. Please refer to the Your Documents section of your application for information on what you will need to provide.

Further Information

Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of assessment of the application and supporting documents against the eligibility criteria