Lance Coburn Memorial Rugby Union Scholarship

University of Newcastle

The scholarship was established by the University of Newcastle Rugby Union Club (UONRUC) to honour the memory of Lance Coburn and his contributions to the University as a graduate and in particular his achievements as a member of the UONRUC. Lance Coburn came to the UON in 1964 and enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce. During his time at the UON he demonstrated outstanding skills as a full back for the University Rugby Union team. As a result he was selected on Representative teams including the Newcastle Rugby Team and NSW Country Rugby Team. Lance commenced working for BHP in the late 1960's as a commercial trainee and went on to have a career of about 40 years with the company in very senior commercial and general manager areas. Lance was highly respected for his integrity, concern for others and his leadership. It is the intention of this scholarship that the successful recipient will be a contributing member and role model to other team members of the Rugby club. They will endeavour to attend all designated training session and fixtures and if unable to train or play due to injury or illness will make contact with the relevant coach prior to training or fixture. The club would ideally like the recipient to undertake the Foundations of Rugby Coaching course and completion of a Refereeing qualification. The successful recipient may be asked to represent the club or University at publicity events.
Eligibility: Applicants must: be enrolled in any year of an undergraduate program with the University of Newcastle; be enrolled at Callaghan Campus; be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units); be a member of, and play Rugby Union on a full time basis with, the University of Newcastle Rugby Union Football Club; demonstrate academic progress either by an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent, of a pass level or higher for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 for continuing students; not have previously completed a degree; not have previously received this scholarship; and not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
Application closing date: Mid January
Support Type: Scholarship,
Gender: Co-Ed
Frequency of Offer: Annual
Fields of Study: Accounting, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Architecture, Psychology, Built Environment, Business & Management, Communications, Computing & Information Technology, Creative Arts, Dental Studies, Economics, Education & Training, Engineering & Technology, Environmental Studies, Food & Hospitality, General Education & Employment Skills, Health Services & Support, Humanities & Social Sciences, Language & Literature, Law, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Medicine, Nursing, Personal Services, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation, Sciences, Social Work, Sport, Leisure & Recreation, Surveying, Tourism, Veterinary Studies & Animal Care, Welfare & Community Services, ELICOS course,
Location of Study: Hunter,
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