The Duncan Family Scholarship in Pharmacy


The University of New England has established undergraduate scholarships to support students who have a record of academic achievement, and have been involved in leadership positions in school and the community. Some scholarships are funded by donations or grants from individuals or organisations and may include specific criteria beyond the usual University requirements.

The recipient will be a student undertaking full-time, on-campus studies in a Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of New England.

Some scholarships may affect Centrelink payments. It is the recipient’s responsibility to seek advice from Centrelink.




Number Awarded:



One year with the opportunity to reapply in subsequent years

Study Mode:

Full-time, on-campus


The applicant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident as defined by the Commonwealth.

In 2018 the scholarship will be available to a commencing first year student.

From 2019 to 2021 the applicant must be a entering the second, third or fourth year of a Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of New England, with the pattern above repeated in subsequent years (relevant Terms and Conditions will apply).

The applicant must be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage.


Applications for 2018 will be accepted from students enrolling to commence a Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of New England in 2018.

Applications in 2019, 2020 and 2021, including from the current scholarship holder, will be considered from eligible second, third and fourth year full-time students.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit as indicated by recent academic records.

The applicant must attach evidence to support financial need, which may be:

  • a copy of a Centrelink statement;
  • your parent's/parents' Income Tax Return/s (if dependent); or
  • your own Income Tax Return (if independent); and
  • a letter from an authorised person (e.g. family doctor, accountant) that comments on the applicant's financial circumstances.

The applicant should provide a hand written statement describing how they would benefit from the scholarship. The statement should also include obstacles they have overcome in financial, geographic, cultural or other disadvantages.

The Undergraduate Scholarships Committee will also consider:

  • Involvement and leadership in school and community activities; and
  • Commitment to the course


  • 1 (one) - Statement addressing the selection criteria above
  • 1 (one) - Reference commenting on the applicant's involvement and leadership in school and community activities.

Closing Date

25 February 2018.

How to Apply

Please complete the Scholarship Application Form and submit with all supporting documents by 25 February 2018.

The scholarship that you are applying for may require specific information that is not included on the application form. Please refer to the scholarship and include any extra information in the form of a word document. Do not provide a PDF version.

Complete all sections of the Scholarship Application Form and provide any other eligibility criteria from the scholarship you are applying for in a word document only.

Gather any additional documentation required by the Scholarship you are applying for, attach the application and all  supporting documents to a single email message, and email to

Terms and Conditions

  • Undergraduate scholarship holders may not hold more than one UNE scholarship if the combined value is greater than six thousand dollars ($6,000) per annum.
  • The scholarship shall be administered by and made on the recommendation of the Undergraduate Scholarships Committee.
  • There will be no commitment by the University to employ the recipient.
  • The scholarship is intended for the nominated undergraduate course and may not be deferred or transferred without the written approval of the Chair of the Undergraduate Scholarships Committee.
  • The scholarship is payable directly the recipient’s bank account in two instalments within a month of the Trimester One and Two census dates
  • If you make any changes to your enrolment after receiving your instalment you must notify the Undergraduate Scholarships Officer. If you no longer satisfy the conditions of the scholarship you may be required to repay the instalment.
  • Continuation of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progress at no less than credit standard as well as continuing financial disadvantage.
    • The scholarship shall comprise a cash payment of five thousand dollars ($5,000) paid in two instalments for one year conditional upon the recipient maintaining a GPA of at least 5.0 in each trimester and demonstrated involvement in cultural, community or sporting activities.
    • It is expected that the recipient will be enrolled full-time, on-campus.
  • Continuation of the Scholarship may be subject to continuing financial need. If so, you will be asked to provide evidence to support financial need to the Scholarships Officer by the March census date each year.
  • Recipients will be required to submit brief reports (by 14th May and 17th September each year) on their progress with their studies and show involvement in, cultural and community or sporting activities as well as general participation in University life.
  • Additional conditions may apply to some scholarships and may vary by scholarship (e.g. specific conditions on eligibility, voluntary work requirements and payment schedules). When offers are made for these scholarships, the recipient will be made aware of specific conditions that apply.
  • Any request to vary the conditions of the scholarship must be made in writing and will be determined at the discretion of the Undergraduate Scholarships Committee.
  • The recipient will be required to attend the annual scholarships presentation evening, if they are invited to do so, and may be asked to participate in activities to promote this scholarship and the UNE Country Scholarships in general, including public speaking, donor liaison, media interviews and photographs.
  • UNE may change these Conditions on written notice to the recipient.

Acceptance of Conditions

  • In accepting The Duncan Family Scholarship in Pharmacy, the recipient acknowledges that they are accepting the terms and conditions outlined above.
  • Failure to meet the requirements of these terms and conditions may lead to the termination of the scholarship.