University of Newcastle Academic High Performers Scholarship - Indigenous Year 12 School Leavers

This scholarship program is available to high performing applicants, providing financial support of $10,000 each year for standard duration of degree (3-5 years) as well as opportunities for formal recognition by the Vice-Chancellor and access to leadership training and academic mentoring programs within your College.

Scholarship details

Value: $50,000 approx. total

Duration: Duration of the program

Availability: 1 scholarship offered

Application dates

Open all year round


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit
High school leavers

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • University of Newcastle

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this degree, you must:
– be commencing in any undergraduate degree with the University of Newcastle;
– be a Year 12 School Leaver, having completed secondary school in the year prior to commencing your degree;
– be enrolled full-time;
– establish your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity and heritage with the university;
– have achieved an ATAR or equivalent interstate senior secondary admission rank of 95.00 or higher, not including adjustment factors;
– have received an admission offer in, or before, the main school leaver admission round;
– not hold a concurrent scholarship of equal or higher value;
– not have previously received this scholarship. 

How to Apply

No application is required for this scholarship as selection is based on your UAC admissions application.

Further Information

This scholarship provides a total benefit of $30,000 to $50,000 depending on the standard full-time duration of your program.
The scholarship will be paid at $5,000 each semester.