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The scholarships are proudly supported by Port Stephens Council and funded by local businesses. This year, 13 businesses generously donated 16 x $2,000 scholarships to help local students realise their potential.

Ampcontrol, Destination Port Stephens, Hunter Land, Hunter Readymixed Concrete, McDonald Jones Homes, Newcastle Airport, Raymond Terrace Bowling Club, Salamander Bay Recycling, Soldiers Point Bowling Club, SUEZ Resource Recovery Centre, The Wests Groups, Tomago Aluminium and Weathertex all contributed to the 2019 program.

2019 Mayoral Academic Scholarship recipients

  • Georgia Sulis - SUEZ Resource Recovery Centre Scholarship | Bachelor of Science at University of Newcastle
  • Lauren Moore - McDonald Jones Homes Scholarship | Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine at University of NSW
  • Elisa Mate - Newcastle Airport Scholarship | Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce at University of Newcastle
  • Danielle Lewis - The Wests Group Scholarship | Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined at University of Newcastle
  • Russell Hamlyn-Harris - Newcastle Airport Scholarship | Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce at Macquarie University
  • Thomas Boehm - Tomago Aluminium Scholarship | Bachelor of Renewable Energy Engineering at University of Newcastle
  • Amelia Owens - Salamander Bay Recycling Scholarship | Bachelor of Biomedical Science at University of Newcastle
  • Thomas Priest - Destination Port Stephens Scholarship | Bachelor of Pacific Studies/Music at Australian National University
  • Joshua Freeman - The Wests Group Scholarship | Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts at University of NSW
  • Rebecca Petterson - Weathertex Scholarship | Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) at University of Sydney
  • Noah Gannon - Hunter Land | Bachelor of Environmental Science & Management at Newcastle University
  • Adam Bradley - Hunter Readymixed Concrete Scholarship | Bachelor of Chemical Engineering at University of NSW
  • Callum Gascoigne - Weathertex Scholarship | Bachelor of Applied Finance at Macquarie University
  • Jayden Maidstone - Ampcontrol Scholarship | Bachelor Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) & Electronic Engineering (Honours) at University of Newcastle
  • Ashleigh Pearson - Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Scholarship | Bachelor of Education (K-6 Teaching) at University of New England
  • Mitchell Evans - Soldiers Point Bowling Club Scholarship | Bachelor of Education (Primary) at University of Newcastle