Mahrahkah Aboriginal Medical Scholarship

This scholarship was established by The Awabakal Descendants Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation (ADTOAC). ADTOAC is a not for profit charitable organisation that was started by the direct descendants of Mahrahkah, a traditional Awabakal woman from the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region

Scholarship details

Value: $16,000 approx. total

Duration: 4 Years

Availability: 1 scholarship offered

Application dates


Close: 03/03/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Medicine
  • Science and mathematics

At Institution:

  • University of Newcastle

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework

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 2nd year of the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine degree in the Faculty of Health and Medicine, UON;
Demonstrate satisfactory progression through your degree with no failed units;
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.