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Mayoral Academic Scholarship Program

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
  • Applications close — Friday 14 January
  • Scholarship presentation — 14 February

2021 Scholarship recipients announced

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

  • Darcie O'Leary | The Wests Group — Combined Bachelor of Commerce & Laws
  • Johanne Montano | Newcastle Airport — Bachelor of Computer Engineering & Mathematics
  • Noah Meez | SUEZ Resource Recovery Centre — Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) & 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) & 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 & 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 & Dietetics
  • Harrison Lack | Weathertex — Bachelor of Chemical Engineering & Bachelor of Business
  • Rose Priest | Soldiers Point Bowling Club — Bachelor of Medical Science & Doctor of Medicine
  • Summa Maidstone | Port Stephens Council — Bachelor of Marine & Antarctic Science
  • Nicola Green | Salamander Bay Recycling  — Bachelor of Advanced Mathematics
  • Alec Chapman | Tomago Aluminium — Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) & 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/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/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 & 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 & Health
  • Rhys Campbell | McDonald Jones Homes — Bachelor of Criminology & 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/Bachelor of Commerce
  • Georgia Sulis | SUEZ  — Bachelor of Science
  • Jayden Maidstone | Ampcontrol — Bachelor Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) & Electronic Engineering (Honours)
  • Joshua Freeman | The Wests Group — Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts
  • Lauren Moore | McDonald Jones Homes — Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine
  • Mitchell Evans | Soldiers Point Bowling Club — Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Noah Gannon | Hunter Land — Bachelor of Environmental Science & Management
  • Rebecca Petterson | Weathertex — Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)
  • Russell Hamlyn-Harris | Newcastle Airport — Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • Thomas Boehm | Tomago Aluminium — Bachelor of Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Thomas Priest | Destination Port Stephens — Bachelor of Pacific Studies/Music
  • Abby Thomson | Salamander Recycling Centre — Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Brittany Dawson | Telstra Shop - Salamander Bay — Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
  • Caitlin Field | Suez Raymond Terrace Resource Recovery Centre — Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Chloe Bell | Macka’s Sand and Soil Supplies  — Combined Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Arts
  • Connor McIntyre | Newcastle Airport — Combined Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of International Studies
  • Hayley Thompson | The Wests Group — Bachelor of Education (Early childhood and primary)
  • Joshua Archer | McDonald Jones Homes — Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
  • Justine Bull | Tomago Aluminium — Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical)
  • Liam Kelly | Ampcontrol  — Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mining)
  • Lydia Shaw | The Wests Group — Bachelor of Communication and Media
  • Maddison Alcorn | Soldiers Point Bowling Club — Bachelor of Nursing
  • Nikki Manning | Weathertex — Certificate 3 in Captive Animals
  • Ruby Hansen-Tarrant | Raymond Terrace Bowling Club — Bachelor of Social Work
  • Sophie Burnett | Destination Port Stephens Scholarship — Combined Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/ Social Science
  • Tahlia Madeline Marks-Woolley | Weathertex — Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined
  • Taylah Parker | Newcastle Airport Scholarship — Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce
  • Tyess Cook | Hunter Readymixed Concrete Scholarship — Bachelor of General Studies (Science)
  • Yasmine Turner | Hunter Land — Combined Bachelor of Commerce with Bachelor of Laws
  • Aaron Sherritt | Macca's Sand and Soil Supplies — Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours
  • Anneka Zerbes | Weathertex — Bachelor of Nursing
  • Dannielle Brennan | McDonald Jones Homes — Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Grace Gayden | Hunter Land — Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Grace Kim | SUEZ — Combined Bachelor of Laws with Honours and Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability
  • James Spearpoint | Newcastle Airport — Bachelor of Aviation
  • Jessica Miller | The Wests Group — Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Julia Macris | The Wests Group — Bachelor of Psychology with Honours
  • Kayla Campbell | Raymond Terrace Bowling Club — Bachelor of Teaching (Health & Physical Education) with Honours
  • Lachlan White | Tomago Aluminium — Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) with Honours
  • Matthew Wallder | Weathertex — Combined Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Law with Honours
  • Sarah Bell | Salamander Bay Recycling — Bachelor of Industrial Design with Honours
  • Sarah Swainson | Newcastle Airport — Bachelor of Aviation
  • Sophie Cottam | Destination Port Stephens — Combined Bachelor of Mathematics and Bachelor of Science
Our sponsors

We want to thank our sponsors, who continue to support educational opportunities for our community. In particular, thank you to those who have supported this program for a decade now.

Along with Port Stephens Council, our sponsors for 2021 are:

For more information about  the program, contact the Economic Development & Tourism team on 02 4988 0536 or email ed@portstephens.nsw.gov.au