Thomas A. Scahill Scholarship

Thomas Scahill was the first member of his family to go to university, and it opened his eyes up to a much bigger world. Originally studying Dentistry in Australia, he subsequently went to the United Kingdom to further his experience. Whilst there, the opportunity arose for him to engage in further study, and he subsequently became a Fellow of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons. On return to Australia he was invited to become involved with the Clinical school, and commenced lecturing around Australia, America and the South Pacific Islands. Tom was passionate about education as well as the opportunities it afforded, to such an extent he was able to convince his wife Elizabeth to enrol in a Bachelor Degree. He was an avid reader, and a great talker (‘but tell me a dentist who isn’t!’ his wife Elizabeth notes) as well as a firm believer that if you are going to do something, then you’d better do it well.

Scholarship details

Value: $5,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates


Close: 08/02/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • Charles Sturt University

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

Available to students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (supporting documentation to be provided)

Preference will be given to students experiencing genuine financial hardship (completion of the hardship section of the online application form is compulsory)

Students to possess a sound academic record

Further Information

Scholarship value of $5,000.00  will be paid in 2 instalments of $2,500.00 over one year.  Second instalment pending ongoing enrolment and satisfactory GPA is maintained.

CAMPUS: Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; Dubbo; Orange; Port Macquarie; Wagga Wagga