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Mayoral academic scholarships

Every year, the Mayoral Academic Scholarship Program offers scholarships generously sponsored by local business to students embarking on their first year of tertiary study.

The Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarship Program gives local students starting TAFE or university the opportunity to receive a $2,000 scholarship to help cover the cost of their studies.

It's a partnership between Council and local businesses to support our next generation of business and industry leaders in Port Stephens.

The investment of one scholarship from a local business makes a big difference to a young person setting out on the next stage of their academic journey. Whether it is a year’s worth of textbooks, a laptop computer or student accommodation — this contribution goes a long way to support local students and encourage life-long learning.

2022 key dates

Thinking of studying in 2022? Get ready for the next round of scholarships:

  • Applications open — Monday 13 December 2021
  • Applications close — Monday 31 January 2022
  • Scholarship presentation — Thursday 24 February 2022

How to apply

  1. Read the terms and conditions to ensure you're eligible
  2. Visit portstephens.smartygrants.com.au and complete the online application.

Our sponsors

We want to thank our sponsors, who continue to support educational opportunities for our community despite the current challenges businesses are facing with COVID-19. In particular, thank you to those who have supported this program for a decade now.

Our sponsors for 2022 are:

For more information and to apply online

Past recipients

A huge congratulations to our Mayoral Academic Scholarship recipients for 2021! View the full list of recipients below.

  • Darcie O'Leary | The Wests Group — Combined Bachelor of Commerce and Laws
  • Johanne Montano | Newcastle Airport — Bachelor of Computer Engineering and Mathematics
  • Noah Meez | SUEZ Resource Recovery Centre — Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Mathematics
  • Emily Hickey | Salamander Bay Recycling — Bachelor of Nursing
  • Molly Torr | The Wests Group — Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Jade Keher | Destination Port Stephens — Bachelor of Visual Communication Design
  • Madeline Wolinski | Raymond Terrace Bowling Club — Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Alannah Galloway | Port Stephens Council — Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) and Bachelor of Laws
  • Lewis Limana | Ampcontrol — Bachelor of Renewable Energy Engineering (Hons)
  • Isabella Harrop | Weathertex — Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)
  • Jayden Chadwick | McDonald Jones Homes — Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
  • Mia Forster | Hunter Land — Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Ethan Hutchinson | Hunter Readymixed Concrete — Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons)
  • Jade Hughes | MOJO Homes — Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Harrison Lack | Weathertex — Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Business
  • Rose Priest | Soldiers Point Bowling Club — Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine
  • Summa Maidstone | Port Stephens Council — Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science
  • Nicola Green | Salamander Bay Recycling  — Bachelor of Advanced Mathematics
  • Alec Chapman | Tomago Aluminium — Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Business
  • Jacob Humphrey | Port Stephens Council — Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

  • Alannah Herd | Raymond Terrace Bowling Club — Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
  • Anders Glew | The Wests Group — Bachelor of Education
  • Brooke Ellicott | Newcastle Airport — Bachelor of Development Studies and Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies
  • Bryce Tuppurainen | Weathertex — Mechatronics Engineering
  • Callum Donnolly | Newcastle Airport — Double Degree, Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Law
  • Dan Villamanca | Port Stephens FM — Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Jahli Magick | Tomago Aluminium — Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Mathematics
  • Jasmine Phipps | Soldiers Point Bowling Club — Bachelor of Education: Early Childhood & Primary
  • Leah Dove | Salamander Bay Recycling — Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Madison Mulder | SUEZ — Bachelor of Science, Catalyst Program
  • Magdalen Newton | Ampcontrol — Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours)
  • Megan Snow | The Wests Group — Bachelor of Music
  • Phoebe Odgers | Hunter Land — Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Rhiana MacKenzie | Hunter Readymixed Concrete — Bachelor of Pre-Med, Science and Health
  • Rhys Campbell | McDonald Jones Homes — Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Robert Stanley | Weathertex — Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
  • Sophia Long | Salamander Bay Recycling — Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Zac Shaw | Destination Port Stephens — Certificate IV Screen & Media

  • Adam Bradley | Hunter Readymixed Concrete — Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Amelia Owens | Salamander Bay Recycling — Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Ashleigh Pearson | Raymond Terrace Bowling Club — Bachelor of Education (K-6 Teaching)
  • Callum Gascoigne | Weathertex — Bachelor of Applied Finance
  • Danielle Lewis | The Wests Group — Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined
  • Elisa Mate | Newcastle Airport — Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Commerce
  • Georgia Sulis | SUEZ  — Bachelor of Science
  • Jayden Maidstone | Ampcontrol — Bachelor Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) and Electronic Engineering (Honours)
  • Joshua Freeman | The Wests Group — Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts
  • Lauren Moore | McDonald Jones Homes — Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine
  • Mitchell Evans Soldiers Point Bowling Club — Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Noah Gannon | Hunter Land — Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management
  • Rebecca PettersonWeathertex — Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)
  • Russell Hamlyn-HarrisNewcastle Airport — Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • Thomas BoehmTomago Aluminium — Bachelor of Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Thomas PriestDestination Port Stephens — Bachelor of Pacific Studies/Music