Vice-Chancellor Professor Jim Barber has started a new, ongoing scholarship to recognise and reward exceptional academic achievement in UNE students. The appropriately-named Vice- Chancellor Scholars Program rewards students who earn a GPA of 6.7 or above, corresponding to a grade point average between a Distinction and a High Distinction. In its first year, 150 students have been awarded this scholarship; there will be a reception on November 22nd to honour these Vice-Chancellor Scholars. A record of the award will go on the students’ academic transcripts, and their names will be placed on an Honour Roll.
Unlike many other scholarships, the VC Scholarships can reward the efforts of students who focus solely on academic achievement, without necessarily excelling in additional cultural or sporting achievement.