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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 $2000 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.

2021 Mayoral Academic Scholarship Program

In 2021, we have 17 scholarships of $2000 each on offer to Port Stephens students.

Key dates
  • 15 December 2020 — applications open
  • 15 January 2021 — applications close
  • 15 February 2021 — scholarship presentation
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.

Our sponsors for 2021 are:

  • Ampcontrol
  • Destination Port Stephens
  • Hunter Land
  • Hunter Readymixed Concrete
  • McDonald Jones Homes
  • MOJO Homes
  • Newcastle Airport
  • Raymond Terrace Bowling Club
  • Salamander Bay Recycling (2 scholarships)
  • Soldiers Point Bowling Club
  • SUEZ Recycling & Recovery
  • The Wests Group (2 scholarships)
  • Tomago Aluminium
  • Weathertex (2 scholarships)

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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