Ma & Morley Scholarship Program - Category: Indigenous

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.

Scholarship details

Value: $50,000 approx. total

Duration: Duration of the program

Availability: 6 scholarships offered

Application dates

Unknown - check with provider

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • University of Newcastle

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Location:

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

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
Commencing first year of study in any University of Newcastle undergraduate program in Semester 1, 2022;
Enrol in a minimum of 20 units;
Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such within your community;
Provide required documentation;
Have leadership aspirations;
Demonstrated commitment to one or more Ma & Morley values;
Not be the recipient of another University of Newcastle donor-funded or donor-sponsored scholarship;
Not have completed another degree;
Must be available to participate in program activities, as per the key dates.

3 of the 6 scholarships available in this category will be awarded to students who have completed a University of Newcastle enabling pathway like Newstep, Yapug and Open Foundation (or are set to complete in 2021).

How to Apply

Before applying it is recommended that all applicants read the Application help page and contact us at mamorley@newcastle.edu.au if you have any further questions.

Confirmation of Aboriginality and a written reference made by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community member who knows you in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community;
A written personal reference from a responsible person. 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.

Further Information

3 of the 6 scholarships available in this category will be awarded to students who have completed a University of Newcastle enabling pathway like Newstep, Yapug and Open Foundation (or are set to complete in 2021).

Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of an assessment of the application and supporting documents against the eligibility criteria. An interview process will follow for shortlisted candidates.