Holman Barnes Group University Scholarship



Working closely with key local high schools, the Holman Barnes Group (HBG) University Scholarship
Program is designed to financially support and encourage the University enrolment of 1 local high
school student graduating in 2024, whilst providing them with first hand work experience across a
wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to Marketing, Finance/ Accounting,
IT/Cyber Security, Hotel Management and Human Resources / Employment Law.

This program is specifically designed to provide life changing experiences for students who display
notable academic performance and quality leadership skills while experiencing socioeconomic


Eligibility Criteria 

To be eligible, the student must be nominated by their school Principal/Vice Principal and be enrolled full-time in Year 12 at one of the identified local high schools.  Nominees must be able to demonstrate consistent academic performance coupled with leadership acumen as identified by their school Principal / Vice Principal and at least two independent referees.  

All nominations are screened by the Club’s Committee in consultation with the nominating Principals/Vice Principals to ensure that each candidate is suited to and demonstrates the motivation required to undertake the work required from their chosen course. A short-listing process and panel-style interview will closely follow.   

Candidates must be available to personally attend each scheduled interview.

In addition to undertaking the selected enrolled course, the candidate must agree to work a minimum 10 hours per week within the respective department of the Club under the Terms, Conditions and Renumeration of the Registered and Licenced Clubs Award for the duration of the funding period.


Information Circulated to Identified Schools in LGA – Early June
Information Session and Q&A with Representative of HBG- Early August (by appointment)
Applications Open – 2nd September
HSC Trial Results Received- Late August
Year 12 Reports – Mid September
HSC Exams October – November
Applications Close -15 November
Panel Interviews Mid – End November
Short List and Second Round Interview – Mid December
HSC Results Received – Mid December
UAC First Round Offers Close – January
UAC First Round Offers – January
University Commences – February
Employment with HBG Commences – March or earlier by negotiation

Terms & Conditions

The candidate undertakes to attend at least 90% of course time and submit all assessment and measurable tasks on spec and on time and make every genuine effort to pass their course.  Sound and consistent aptitude and application is required for the duration of the funding period.    

The candidate undertakes to work at least 10 hours per week (in the relevant area of study where practicable) whilst being supervised and mentored by a Senior Manager of HBG. Additional shifts may be offered and will be negotiated between the parties and reviewed from time to time as the candidate progresses through study.

Terms, Conditions and Renumeration of employment will be governed by the Registered and Licenced Clubs Award as well as the Club’s Code of Conduct and relevant Club Policies.

Grants will cover domestic Tuition Fees, Practical Exam Fees, Books and miscellaneous items required from time to time on a Semester basis and will be paid each Semester direct to the Institution in AUD upon receipt of an Invoice. 

Additional support (if necessary) will be considered on a need basis. 

The candidate agrees to stay connected to HBG once they complete the enrolled Course as part of an Alumni Program which aims to showcase the growth and development of benefactors of the University Scholarship Program.

Failure to comply with these terms and conditions may mean that the full amount granted by HBG becomes fully repayable by the candidate to HBG.

Congratulations to the 2023/2024 scholarship recipients- Nicolas McCoy and William Deller from Ashfield Boys High. Read more