University of Newcastle Scholarships – 2022 – 2022

Betty Josephine Fyffe Rural Equity Scholarships 2021 – 2022

 Betty Fyffe was a local Tamworth girl who grew up in the surrounds of her father’s chemist shops. Betty had an absolute passion for Nursing and had strong feelings for St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney where she trained and spent many years providing nursing treatment.

Betty leaves this legacy as her way of trying to improve the education of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in training with hope that some will return to the country areas to practice their profession.

We hope that all recipients of a Betty Josephine Fyffe Scholarship be as passionate about their career as she was about nursing.


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

  • Be enrolled in any year (including honours) of a B Nursing, B Midwifery, B Physiotherapy, B Nutrition and Dietetics, B Occupational Therapy, B Medical Radiation Science, B Pharmacy, B Medical Science or Doctor of Medicine program
  • Demonstrate impact of personal circumstances, such as carer, sole parent, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition or effects of abuse, disability, refugee status, regional/remote disadvantage.
  • Have lived in a regional or remote area of Australia for at least 12 months within the two years prior to study.
  • Demonstrate activity in your local community (for example volunteering or involvement in community projects).
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Be an Australian citizen.
  • Not be the recipient of another University of Newcastle 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.

  • 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.


The scholarship currently provides a total benefit of $10,000 each year, paid as two lump sums of $5,000 each semester, in April and September.

The scholarships are ongoing for a maximum of 5 years provided ongoing eligibility is met.


Selection is based on assessment of the scholarship application and suitability for the individual scholarship.

Closing date

28 February 2022





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