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Meet the 2023 Academic Excellence Scholarship Recipients

Have you ever thought that while working hard and achieving the academic goals you set out for yourself is great, but sometimes you wish that there was a result more tangible than a D (Distinction) on your transcript?

Since 2019, the University of Newcastle has awarded Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarships. Sponsored by our Vice-Chancellor and reflecting our commitment to excellence, the main focus of these scholarships is to celebrate and support academically outstanding students who have already commenced their studies.

Our university appreciates your hard work, persistence, dedication, and sustained effort to achieve academic excellence, and demonstrates this with an automatic application to this prestigious scholarship for eligible students.

Scholarships are an invaluable asset for your academic career, and are available for a range of different circumstances. However, for this one you just have to do well in your degree.

Along with this scholarship comes the opportunity for you to be recognised as an ambassador for your degree, and to continue to inspire future students once you graduate.

Academic Excellence Scholarships Recognising Outstanding Performance in Undergraduate Studies

This scholarship, worth $10, 000, is awarded each year to both domestic and international students who have demonstrated academic excellence throughout their undergraduate degree, as they progress from Year 1 to Year 2, Year 2 to Year 3, and so on. What makes this scholarship even more special is that the university automatically recognises your ongoing efforts through your results. You can use the eligibility criteria to set your aspirational study goals throughout your degree, and who knows, maybe your name will be on this list next!

A huge congratulations to the inspirational 2023 recipients:

Ailsa Chen

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Zari Campbell

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours)

Isabelle Imig

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Polly Britten

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine

Louise Abernathy

Bachelor of Nursing

Callum Gapes

Bachelor of Environmental Science & Managemtnt

Harry Carter

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

Benjamin Vivian

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Ty Doubikin

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Mathematics

Manav Arora

Bachelor of Info Tech/Bachelor of Business

Nicole Tremain

Bachelor of Public & Community Health

Leilani Jones

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Liam Jarrett

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Samuel Cox

Bachelor of Communication/ Bachelor of Laws (H)

Yuka Hirota

Bachelor of Visual Communication Design

Tyler Edmonds

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

Quynh Truc Tran

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Emma Dean

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Alessandra Puno

Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours)

Caitlin Connors

Bachelor of Nursing

Amanda Porter

Bachelor of Nursing

Bailey Pattison

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Mathematics

Nathaniel Girdler

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours)

Jessie Webb

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Patrick Johansen

Bachelor of Medical Engineering (Honours)

Tejkirat Sukhija

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours)

James Finn

Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Laws (H)

Hannah Marquet

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Yanxi Yu

Bachelor of Commerce

Chantae Kennedy

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/ Primary)

Vridhi Harjani

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Blair Simpson-Wise

Bachelor of Development Studies/ Bachelor of Communication

University of Newcastle Academic High Performers Scholarship

The University of Newcastle also encourages future students to achieve high academic results before they come to University, as it’s a reflection of their dedication to educational excellence. The Academic High Performers scholarship celebrates and supports future undergraduates in their degrees with $10, 000 each year of their studies (up to $50, 000 for 5 years of study). There is no application required for this scholarship, as selection is based on UAC admissions application, however you will need to meet the eligibility criteria.

Congratulations to the following future students in each of the variations of this 2023 scholarship:

Regional High School Dux

Brock Parsons

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)/B Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

Sage Mclean

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Emerson Brown

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Schools Recommendation Scheme

Macy McLean

Bachelor of Medical Science

Weilin Wong

Bachelor of Civil Engineering(H)/Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (H)

Nikhita Prabhakaran

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Year 12 School Leaver

James Harrison

Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Science

Sophie Tickle

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Charles Walker

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Hons) (Diagnostic Radiography)

William Bryant

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Judy Tan

Bachelor Medical Science

Keiley Bucton

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Indigenous Year 12 School Leaver

Charlotte Cox

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Enabling to Undergraduate

Michaela Klopper

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Hons) (Diagnostic Radiography)

Shahnam Golshani

Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Academic Excellence Scholarship 2024 Recipient

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