Meet the Lord Mayor's Scholarship recipients for 2023

01 May 2023

City of Newcastle is supporting the academic pursuits of three University of Newcastle students by easing their financial burden with scholarships in 2023.

Both the Lord Mayor's Scholarship and the Lord Mayor's Women's Scholarship were established by current Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes to support students experiencing financial hardship whilst studying at the University of Newcastle.

The Lord Mayor's Scholarship has been awarded to Lara Mackay who is studying a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) whilst Madison Innis has been awarded the Lord Mayor's Women's Scholarship in her third year studying Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours).

Second-year Bachelor of Communication student Rhoyce Nova has been named the recipient of the Meg Purser Communications Scholarship in memory of one of Newcastle's most prominent and community-focused communications businesswomen, Meg Purser, who lost her battle with cancer in January 2021.

The Meg Purser Communications Scholarship was supported by Councillors in 2021 to provide $5,000 to an undergraduate student completing the second year of their Communications degree at the University of Newcastle.

Meg is remembered for her charitable and behind the scenes work for organisations, such as the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, Hunter Breast Care Foundation and Got Your Back Sister.

Visit The University of Newcastle's website for more scholarship information.