Hunter New England Population Health Indigenous Scholarship

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Newcastle, NEW SOUTH WALES
Deadline: 06 Mar 2020


Hunter New England Population Health


Hunter New England Population Health delivers services that support the development and maintenance of healthy environments, healthy communities and healthy people. Our mission is to protect and promote the health and well-being of people in the Hunter, New England and wider communities.

Our services include responding to environmental, emergency and communicable disease threats, and promoting policies, services, environments and behaviours that are conducive to good health. Such services incorporate the principles and strategies of epidemiology, surveillance, health protection, health promotion, behaviour and practice change, and research.

The Hunter New England Population Health (HNEPH) Indigenous Scholarship aims to raise the profile of HNEPH as a potential future employer for Indigenous students of University of Newcastle within the fields of Nutrition and Dietetics, Education, and Psychological Science. The scholarship also seeks to provide scholars with experience of health promotion research in the real world, relevant to their studies. The expected outcome is adding to the viable employee recruitment market for identified vacant positions within HNEPH health promotion.

The scholar may be offered the opportunity of paid work to join Healthy Children’s Initiative – a state wide childhood obesity prevention health promotion program focused on healthy eating and physical activity, delivered through primary schools.

Three scholarships are available:

  • One $15,000 scholarship for a 2nd year student which is paid over 3 years,
  • One $10,000 scholarship for a 3rd year student, paid over 2 years, and
  • One $5000 for a 4th year student, paid in the year of award.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of a Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Education, or a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (including Honours) with University of Newcastle.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Demonstrate academic progress by a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher.
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

Required Documentation

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.

  • A written statement (max 2 A4 pages) outlining your academic achievements to date, career aspirations in the relevant area of study/research, and how this scholarship would assist you.
  • An outline of your interest in the scholarship and associated future opportunities with this Industry partner. You also have the option to provide documents supporting your community leadership claims and academic achievements.


The scholarship provides a benefit of $5000 annually to be paid as a lump sum following semester one census date.

The scholarship provides a benefit of $5000 annually. This will be paid following semester one census date, usually in April.

The tenure of this scholarship will depend on your year of study at time of award and your ability to meet ongoing requirements of the scholarship. Students receiving the 2nd year scholarship will receive payments of $5000 each year for 3 years. The 3rd year scholarship provides $5000 for two years. The 4th year scholarship, $5000 one-off lump sum.


Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents. Interviews may be held with shortlisted applicants.

Available scholarships will go to the most competitive applicant applying from each year of study, eg – one to a 2nd year student, one to a 3rd year student, one to a 4th year student.


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Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759

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