Dr Beryl Collier Aboriginal Education Scholarship

Dr Beryl Collier was an esteemed gynaecologist and obstetrician who had a deep interest in the values of education. She had a love and concern for the rights of others, especially the Aboriginal community.

Through her volunteer work with the Central Coast Reconciliation Group, Beryl saw the hurdles that Indigenous people must overcome to access higher education. Following Beryl’s death, a bequest of $300,000 was given to the University of Newcastle and the scholarship was established.

Scholarship details

Value: $15,000 approx. total

Duration: 3 Years

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 any year of any Bachelor degree at the University of Newcastle Central Coast Campus;
Be enrolled full-time;
Demonstrate academic achievement either by an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent of 75 or higher for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 for continuing students;
Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community;
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 is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents.