As you’re nearing the end of your high school years, you’re no doubt considering the next best steps. What should I study? At which uni? And how will I get there?!
We’ve all been there. It can feel super overwhelming to suddenly be thrusted into the mysterious and unpredictable post-school stage, it’s a weird time!
Applying for a few undergraduate scholarships would be a great way to find some peace of mind when it comes to finding your most compatible uni, and there’s one for everyone! Below, we’ve listed the Top 50 Scholarships offered across universities in Queensland.
Whether you’re browsing the courses at Griffith, UQ or QUT, we’ve got you covered. Check ‘em out!
What is a scholarship?
Before we dive into specifics, let’s nut out the nitty gritty. What actually is a scholarship and who can get them? Good question!
Scholarships are offered on account of a range of circumstances. First and foremost, they’re designed to assist potential students who may be unable to support themselves financially.
Financial scholarships are for those living in lower socio-economic areas or those who’ve experienced financial disadvantage in their lives.
If you’ve faced financial hardship, you’re encouraged to apply. It can be easy to forget how much of a privilege receiving an education actually is — not everyone just expects to comfortably get through high school and then get straight into uni.
Financial scholarships provide disadvantaged students with the opportunity to be financially supported for a part or all of their education. They’re enormously important and aim to give everyone an equal chance, though there’s still a long way to go before we’re all really equal in the scheme of education.
We’ll get into specific financial scholarships in a little bit because they’re so so important!
Other Types of Scholarships
Other scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, elite athleticism, if you’re an Indigenous Australian and for community engagement. They’re basically a way of saying thank you for all your previous hard work!
And what could be better than having some of your uni fees paid off?
Now, let’s dissect the different undergraduate scholarships offered at some of the best Queensland universities.
University of Queensland (UQ) Undergraduate Scholarships
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The University of Queensland was founded in 1909, making it the oldest university in the state and one of the six sandstone universities across the country. According to the QS Top Universities, UQ is ranked 5th in Australia and 46th in the world, top 50!
Now that we’re convinced of UQ’s reputation, let’s dive into the scholarships the institution has on offer.
There are some based on academic merit, leadership, financial need, accommodation or rural relocation, for Indigenous students and elite athleticism.
UQ’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarships
And our very first scholarship goes to UQ’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarship scheme! This is sort of an umbrella term for the numerous scholarships that UQ offers Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students.
It’s designed to support and encourage potential Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who may be experiencing financial hardship wanting to undertake undergrad studies at UQ.
These scholarships are awarded as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarship or as a Named Scholarship (which we’ll get into now).
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarship was created in 2020 to promote greater representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
#1: Fiona Kennedy Memorial Scholarship
This Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education scholarship was established last year to honour Fiona Kennedy, a UQ colleague, in partnership with the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative. If successful, you’ll receive at least $4,500!
Like the other Indigenous student scholarships, the Fiona Kennedy Memorial Scholarship’s eligibility and selection criteria follow The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarship.
To apply, you’ll need to demonstrate financial need, write about your personal qualities, leadership potential and academic ability. The successful candidates will be chosen by a specially established Committee.
#2: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Scholarship
This scholarship is one designed to support and assist women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage who are considering studying at UQ! The scholarship was established in 2020 by a donation by Roxanne Martens and Adjunct Professor Ian Kemish AM.
Similarly, this scholarship requires applicants to write about their own personal qualities, leadership, academic potential and financial need. It’s awarded each year with again, a value of at least $4,500.
#3: Baidam Indigenous Scholarship
Established by a donation from Baidam Solutions in 2020, the Baidam Indigneous Scholarship is a permanent scholarship to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in information technology and various STEM fields.
Baidam Solutions is an Indigenous owned Information Technology business specialising in creating logical business outcomes for local and international customers. The scholarship is the first of its kind and CEO Phillip Jenkinson said the scholarship aims to provide access to opportunity.
This scholarship also requires a demonstration of financial hardship as well as information on personal qualities and leadership potential, with a value of at least $4,500.
#4: Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship
The Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship is separate from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Scholarships. This one doesn’t prioritise proof of financial hardship, it’s more about academic merit and particularly for students needing to relocate to attend UQ.
This scholarship is valued at $1,500 to assist with education costs and can only be awarded for two semesters.
#5: Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship
Similar to the last one, the Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship is specifically designed to provide assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to relocate or to cover accommodation costs.
Preference is given to students from regional or remote areas and is valued at $2,500 for each semester that the scholarship is held. Again, you’ll need to provide evidence of academic merit, personal qualities and why you need the financial assistance.
UQ’s Academic Merit Scholarships
The following scholarships are offered to potential UQ students who’ve excelled academically throughout high school, especially in the Year 12 exams. Generally, the selection process will also consider your involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership positions and community engagement.
Here’s what some look like:
#1: UQ’s Ramsay Undergraduate Scholarship
The Ramsay Undergraduate Scholarship is aimed at supporting and rewarding students studying either the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) or the double degree Bachelor of Humanities and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) programs.
It’s a scholarship for high academic achievers keen on making a difference in the world. If you’re a creative, intellectually curious critical thinker wanting to push the boundaries, this may be a great scholarship for you.
The scholarship is valued at $30,000 each year and can last up to 5 and a half years, so it’s a pretty decent package. Up to 30 students can be awarded the scholarship, so start applying if you’re a potential arts and humanities student!
To apply, you’ll need to submit a CV, references, answers to a couple questions, supporting evidence and evidence of disadvantage (if applicable).
#2: UQ Lifelong Learner
The UQ Lifelong Learner scholarship is up for grabs for pretty much every student studying at UQ, no matter the discipline — as long as you’re an undergrad student, you can apply to receive a 10% reduction in your tuition fees per year. The scholarship can last for your whole degree!
To apply for the scholarship, all you’ll need to do is enrol in the program you’d like to study at UQ and the selection committee will decide on the recipient! Easy as that.
#3: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Scholarships
If you’re a potential engineering or computing student, this one’s for you. The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Scholarships aim to encourage and support first year UQ students.
It’s valued at $3000 and each year, the Head of the program will determine the number of scholarships awarded, so you never know, it could be you!
You’d be eligible to apply if you’ve performed well in Year 11 and 12 and are planning on studying engineering or computing science!
If you’re planning on studying any one of these degrees, you should consider applying:
#4: UQ Academic Scholarship Program
The UQ Academic Scholarship Program is designed to acknowledge and reward outstanding Year 12 academic performers and gap year students. If you’ve smashed your Year 12 exams, you’re encouraged to apply.
The scholarship is valued anywhere between $6,000 to $12,000 and can last from one to five years.
The named scholarships for academic achievers include the UQ Excellence Scholarship for students who’ve graduated with a minimum 99 ATAR and are enrolled in a UQ course. It’s valued at $6000 a year, for up to four years.
The other academic merit award is called the UQ Merit Scholarship and is for students who’ve graduated Year 12 with a minimum ATAR of 95. This one’s worth $6,000 for the first year of study.
#5: Barbara Hepden Music Bursary
Students that are looking to audition for the Bachelor of Music (Honours) program are encouraged to apply for the Barbara Hepden Music Bursary. It’s a $7,000 undergraduate scholarship for students intending to complete a full-time music degree.
Barbara was a UQ alumni and prominent music critic, having been awarded the Medal of Order of Australia in 1999 for her service to music and performing arts in Queensland.
This undergraduate scholarship is awarded to potential students demonstrating excellent musical merit in their audition. Students who audition on instruments are prioritised.
UQ’s Sporting Excellence Scholarships
These undergraduate scholarships are for students who, during their high school education or afterwards, have demonstrated outstanding sporting and athletic ability. This generally means that you’ve performed well in a state, national or international competition.
These scholarships are pretty competitive but definitely still worth a try!
#1: Wensley Sporting Scholarship
Dr Penelope Wensley established the Wensley Sporting Scholarship in 2020 as part of the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative. The scholarship’s purpose is to recognise and support students experiencing financial need competing at an elite sports level.
If you’ve faced some sort of financial hardship and have competed at a state, national or international sporting level, you’re eligible to apply.
The scholarship is for students in any discipline and is valued at $4,500 for one year.
#2: UQ Sports Achievement Scholarships
The UQ Sports Achievement Scholarships are a series of scholarships offered to future and current students who have demonstrated outstanding ability in a particular sport. Its value and the number of recipients vary each year on the recommendation of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
Check it out and get to applying if you’ve excelled in a sport of your choice!
#3: Clem Jones Sporting Scholarships
If you’ve performed at a high level in your chosen sport, you’re encouraged to apply to the Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship no matter the discipline you’re planning on studying at UQ.
The $6,000 scholarship was established in 2000 and is maintained annually by the Clem Jones Foundation. You’ll need to submit an application to be in the running to receive the 3 year undergraduate scholarship.
UQ’s Equity and Financial Hardship Scholarships
The undergraduate scholarships offered by UQ that go under this category are those that aim to provide opportunity and access to individuals and groups that have been historically disadvantaged and disenfranchised.
This applies to Women in STEM, Indigenous Australians and those facing financial or socioeconomic disadvantage. Remember, that we only list a couple here, make sure you check out UQ’s scholarships yourself to check if there’s one that suits you better.
#1: Kathy Hirschfeld AM Scholarship Endowment for Women in Engineering
First year female students in any engineering and computing course are strongly encouraged to apply to the Kathy Hirschfeld AM Scholarship Endowment for Women in Engineering.
The at least $4,500 scholarship aims to support women undertaking engineering studies at UQ. Priority will be given to those currently experiencing financial barriers.
It’s a scholarship awarded on a one-year basis and is designed for those facing financial disadvantage.
#2: UQ Link Scholarship
The UQ Link Scholarship is one for students across all study areas who have experienced disadvantage as a result of financial hardship. It’s aimed at students studying for the first time.
It includes 5 entry rank adjustments to assist with entry into UQ and $3,000 each year.
If you are a first time uni-goer and can demonstrate significant financial disadvantage, you should try and apply for the possible 3-year undergraduate scholarship.
#3: Minton Scholarship
If you’re a potential business or economics student who’s facing a form of financial hardship, you’re able to apply to the Minton Scholarship. If you’re the successful recipient, you could receive up to $3,500.
The Minton family launched the undergraduate scholarship in 2020 to support need-based students who hope to study an economics or commerce degree within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.
#4: UQ Law School LEAD Scholarship
The Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship is a significant scholarship for law students who’ve experienced educational, social or financial disadvantage. Perhaps you grew up in a rural or remote community and didn’t have access to an avenue into UQ or maybe you’ve spent your high school years struggling financially, the LEAD Scholarship would be a great next step.
The scholarship comprises $8,000 per year, a dedicated academic mentor, support network and frequent social gatherings with other scholarship recipients.
As part of the application process, you’ll have to demonstrate disadvantage and then participate in a formal interview with the uni if you’re selected. It’s an invaluable opportunity for any potential UQ law student.
Check out the rest of UQ’s scholarships for yourself right here!
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Undergraduate Scholarships
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On to the next! Like UQ, the Queensland University of Technology has a wide scope of scholarships on offer for students of all academic, financial and social circumstances.
Let’s check them out!
QUT’s Academic Merit Scholarships
As we’ve said, academic merit scholarships are for high school graduates who have performed outstandingly in their Year 12 exams or equivalent. You’ll look to get a high ATAR or super high marks for particular subjects.
#1: Corporate Partners in Excellence Scholarship
The Corporate Partners in Excellence or CPIE Scholarship is a business-based scholarship awarded to QUT students who aspire to be future business leaders. It’s an industry-linked program valued at $36,000 paid in instalments each semester for 3 years, so it’s a good one!
To be eligible, you’ll have to be enrolled in a full-time business degree and have achieved an ATAR of 93. After you’re admitted into the course, you can apply online and submit a video assessment demonstrating your motivations for study.
#2: QUT Excellence Scholarship
Any high performing future undergrad student at QUT can apply to receive the QUT Excellence Scholarship. The overall scholarship is valued at $30,000 and is paid in instalments over the degree.
As a successful recipient, you can look forward to an accelerated study program, early access to research opportunities and membership to QUT College of Excellence.
Those who are eligible to apply have achieved an ATAR of at least 98, so it’s competitive but totally worth the application process!
#3: Women in Information Technology Merit Scholarship
The Women in Information Technology Merit Scholarship is offered to encourage and support high-achieving female students undertaking a degree in Information Technology.
The scholarship is valued at $6,000 and will be paid over two years. You’ll also gain membership to the Science and Engineering Women in IT program and automatic entry into QUT’s College of Excellence.
Discover more about these specialisations for IT at QUT:
#4: Business Academic Excellence Scholarship
Future QUT business students who’ve achieved an ATAR of at least 97, are highly encouraged to apply to receive the Business Academic Excellence Scholarship.
The $5,000 scholarship will be given to you in your first year of study and includes benefits like automatic membership into the QUT College of Excellence, an invitation to attend the QUT College of Excellence camp and an opportunity to become a Student Ambassador at QUT.
This scholarship will give you everything the industry is looking for. You’ll have to complete a scholarship application and then sit back and wait!
#5: The Dalwood-Wylie Foundation Scholarship
The Dalwood-Wylie Foundation Scholarship was established by the foundation to enhance access and opportunity for regional, rural and remote students hoping to commence studies at QUT.
If you’re undertaking a degree in creative practice, communication and design, you’re encouraged to apply for the $5,000 scholarship which will be used for relocation, accommodation or education expenses.
To apply, you’ll need to supply a CV, a brief proposal outlining your motivations for studying acting or drama and include a statement of equity disadvantage or hardship. You’re welcome to contact QUT to get some tips on how to fill this out if needed!
QUT’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships
QUT offers various scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are planning to undertake university study.
#1: Creative Industries Professional Development Indigenous Bursary
The Creative Industries Professional Development Indigenous Bursary is funded by Nathan Mayfield, an advocate for Indigenous students to be supported in an inclusive university environment.
If you’re of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and are enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Industries, you’re encouraged to apply to receive the one-off $2,500 scholarship.
#2: Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship
The Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship is a scholarship available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who are going to commence studies in any discipline across QUT.
The one-off $10,000 will require you to submit an application form and 500 words outlining your academic ability, personal attributes and why you believe you’d be the best candidate.
#3: Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarship
If you’re of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and are from a low socioeconomic background or are experiencing financial hardship, you should strongly consider applying to the Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships offered at QUT.
If you’re a successful recipient, you’ll receive an Indigenous Bursary of $1,500 and/or an Indigenous Relocation Scholarship of $2,500 and/or an Indigenous Costs Scholarship of $1,750.
QUT’s Sporting Excellence Scholarships
If you’ve performed in a particular sport at a state, national or international level, you should definitely consider applying to the following scholarships:
#1: QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)
The QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete) is a scholarship recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport and The Australian Sports Commission to encourage and support students commencing studies at QUT.
As long as you’ve met the academic requirements and you’re representing an Australian state, national sport organisation or are a professional player in a sport recognised by Sport Australia, you’re good to apply.
If you’re the successful candidate, you could receive a Sport Development Scholarship valued at $5,000 or an Elite Sport Scholarship valued between $10,000 and $20,000.
The QUT Sport Scholarship is the main scholarship program offered to elite athletes at QUT, so no matter the sport you play, try and apply!
#2: QUT Esport Scholarship
The other major elite sports scholarship that QUT offers is the QUT Esport Scholarship. If you can demonstrate outstanding abilities to perform and progress in an online esports gaming environment — especially League of Legends — then you’re eligible to apply.
As part of the QUT Esport Scholarship, you could receive one of ten $5,000 scholarships over a year while also gaining membership to the Tigers Esports Academy Development Program, access to a personal and professional development program, access to nutrition and sports psychology services and membership to the QUT College of Excellence and Elite Athlete Program.
QUT’s Accommodation or Rural Relocation Scholarships
Accomodation and/or rural relocation scholarships are a category of equity scholarships. These scholarships provide physical university access to potential students in remote or rural locations by covering living costs or other educational expenses.
#1: Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship
If you’re living at a permanent address in a regional or remote area (as defined by the ASGS), you could be eligible for the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship at QUT. No matter your preferred area of study, you may be eligible for up to $18,000 in scholarship funds and a further $500 to support an internship.
No one should miss out on an education, get applying if you think you’re eligible!
#2: Tim Fairfax AC Regional and Remote Learning Potential Fund Scholarship
The Time Fairfax AC Regional and Remote Learning Potential Fund Scholarship is offered to all potential students at QUT who are struggling financially or live in regional, rural or remote areas.
As long as you can demonstrate that you are living in a regional or remote area in Queensland or the Northern Territory, come from a low-income background and have experienced financial hardship, you may be eligible to receive a $7,500 scholarship each year for up to four years.
#3: Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship
As funded by the Westpac Scholarship Trust, the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolling full-time into the Bachelor of Information Technology or the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments. You’d need to graduate Year 12 with at least a 92 ATAR and live in a rural or remote community to be eligible.
If you’re able to demonstrate an interest in making a positive difference through technology, can display leadership potential and hope to participate in your own community with the knowledge you acquire, you could receive $5,000 each year for three years as part of the scholarship. You’d also be awarded the opportunity to participate in leadership programs.
QUT’s Equity and Financial Hardship Scholarships
QUT offers scholarships to future students who’ve faced financial disadvantage, social hardship, migrants or refugees, and for students from non-English speaking backgrounds.
No matter your circumstances, there’s a scholarship for you. Here are a couple:
#1: The Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Roundtable and QUT Business School Scholarship
If you’re hoping to study business at QUT and you or your parents have come from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, you could be eligible for the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Roundtable and QUT Business School Scholarship.
You could receive a semester allocation of $1,750 with an overall value of $7,000 as well as one-on-one support from educators and mentoring or internships opportunities to kickstart your career.
#2: Creed Family QUT Learning Potential Fund Scholarship
Future QUT students of any discipline who have faced financial hardship and disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Creed Family QUT Learning Potential Fund Scholarship. You’ll just need to fill out an application form and hope you’ve gotten into the next round!
The scholarship is valued at $5,000 for up to four years and it’s paid by instalments each semester.
#3: Equity Scholarships Scheme
The Equity Scholarship Scheme is offered to over 3000 QUT students from low social-economic backgrounds each year. There’s an overall $4 million worth of scholarships, bursaries and technological equipment for current and future QUT students.
If you come from a low-income household or have experienced financial hardship, you could receive a scholarship valued at $7,500 each year, an Equity Scholarship of $5,000 for a year, an Equity Bursary of $1,500 a year or an Equity computer with internet access and a USB drive.
#4: Women in Engineering Scholarship
The Women in Engineering Scholarship is valued at $6,000 and is paid over two years with additional benefits like membership to the Science and Engineering Women in Engineering program and the opportunity to apply for the Dean’s Scholars Program.
As long as you’ve just completed Year 12, identify as a female and have applied to the Bachelor of Engineering course, you’re eligible to apply!
The successful recipient will strive to contribute to the profession and broader engineering community, possess leadership potential and work well with peers, in teams and in wider engineering projects.
If you want to take a more extensive look at all the scholarships QUT has on offer, have a browse right here!
Griffith University Undergraduate Scholarships
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Griffith University is a public research university located in South East Queensland founded in 1971.
Fun fact: Griffith Uni was the first university in Australia to introduce degrees in environmental science and Asian Studies!
Griffith Uni has plenty of scholarships on offer awarded on the basis of financial hardship, social disadvantage, academic merit and sporting excellence.
Let’s check them out!
Griffith Uni’s Equity and Financial Hardship Scholarships
As you’re now well aware, equity and financial scholarships are for potential students who’ve grown up in lower social-economic areas, have faced financial disadvantage or are a part of a minority group.
#1: Chancellor’s Scholarships
First up, we’ve got the Chancellor’s Scholarships designed to support and encourage students who’ve experienced financial hardship or educational disadvantage throughout their lives. In your application you’ll have to submit information about your background and proof of financial hardship, English language difficulty, personal illness or disability or educational disruption.
The Chancellor’s Scholarship for Accommodation is worth $22,000 and the Chancellor’s Scholarship for Education Costs is worth $11,000. They’re both paid in a maximum of eight instalments.
#2: Griffith University Refugee Scholarship
The Griffith University Refugee Scholarship is for future students who’ve experienced financial hardship or educational disruption and disadvantage. If you hold a humanitarian visa and if this is your first time studying, you’re good to apply!
The successful applicant will be awarded a maximum of $20,000 paid in eight instalments over your degree.
#3: Financial Planning Association (FPA) Women in Finance and Economics Scholarship
If you’re a female ready to study the Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice, you’re eligible to apply to the FPA Women in Finance and Economics Scholarship.
In the scholarship application you’ll have to demonstrate proof of financial hardship, home environment disadvantage, English language difficulty or regional location. You’ll have to outline your career aspirations in Financial Planning and how the scholarship will benefit you.
The FPA Women in Finance and Economics Scholarship is valued at $3,400 as a one off payment.
#4: Widening Participation Scholarships
The Widening Participation Scholarship aims to encourage and support potential Griffith Uni students who have experienced financial hardship, educational disruption or personal illness and disability.
The scholarship is worth $4,400 paid in two instalments for a year at most.
#5: Collier Charitable Fund Regional Scholarship
If you live in a rural, regional or remote location in Australia, will commence study at Griffith Uni and graduated Year 12 with at least a 74 ATAR, you’re eligible to apply for the Collier Charitable Fund Regional Scholarship.
The Collier Charitable Fund Regional Scholarship is valued at $2,500 paid in a single instalment.
Griffith Uni’s Academic Merit Scholarships
#1: Bachelor of Computer Science Program Scholarship
High achieving Year 12 graduates who are keen on studying computer science are highly encouraged to apply to the Bachelor of Computer Science Program Scholarship.To be eligible, you’ve received at least an 86 ATAR and are looking to study the Bachelor of Computer Science degree at Griffith Uni.
The scholarship is valued at $3,000 and paid in a single instalment, so get applying!
#2: Griffith BusinessPLUS Academic Excellence Scholarship
The Griffith BusinessPLUS Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded to ambitious and motivated students ready to enrol in an undergraduate business, commerce or government degree at Griffith.
As long as you’ve graduated Year 12 with an ATAR above 84, you can apply to be in the running to receive a $15,000 scholarship for a single degree and a $20,000 for a double degree.
#3: ICT Academic Excellence Scholarship
If you performed well in Year 12 and want to study information technology at Griffith and have achieved a minimum ATAR of 92, the ICT Academic Excellence Scholarship could be the one for you.
Whether you’re ready to study a Bachelor of Information Technology, a Bachelor of Computer Science or a Bachelor of Intelligent Digital Technologies (or a double degree with one of the three), you’re eligible to receive the $5,000 scholarship, paid in a single instalment.
#4: McIlwain Family Scholarship
The McIlwain Family Scholarship is offered to high achieving Year 12 students who will be commencing study hosted by Griffith Sciences and have experienced some sort of financial hardship or educational disadvantage.
The maximum value of the McIlwain Family Scholarship is $20,000 paid in instalments across your science degree.
#5: The George Alexander Foundation Scholarship
This undergraduate scholarship aims to provide financial assistance for accommodation fees for students who can showcase their academic ability and capacity to fulfil their potential while studying at Griffith!
To be eligible for the scholarship, you must have completed high school and have been accepted for a full-time degree at Griffith. The maximum value of the scholarship is $24,000, which will be paid in instalments of $4,000.
So if you’ve achieved an ATAR of 80 or above and need to relocate or move away from home in order to study at Griffith, you should definitely consider applying for this scholarship!
Griffith Uni’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships
#1: Aunty Pamela Mam Indigenous Nursing Scholarship
If you’re of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage, you can submit an application and be in the running to receive $6,000, paid in $1,000 instalments across your degree.
#2: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Griffith University Indigenous ‘Aspire, Inspire, Achieve’ Bursary
The Griffith University Indigenous ‘Aspire, Inspire, Achieve’ Bursary is designed to support all Indigenous students from low socio-economic areas and to assist with financial costs.
The scholarship is valued at $4,000 and is paid in a single instalment.
#3: Griffith BusinessPLUS First Peoples Scholarship
If you’re of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage and looking to study a business, commerce or government program, take a look at the Griffith BusinessPLUS First Peoples Scholarship for school and non-school leader candidates.
Once you apply, you’re in the running to receive the $15,000 scholarship for studying a single degree or the $20,000 if you’re studying a double degree.
#4: Indigenous Commonwealth Education and Accommodation Scholarships
The Indigenous Commonwealth Education and Accommodation Scholarships are a series of scholarships established to support and encourage Indigenous students who have experienced educational disadvantage or financial hardship.
The Indigenous Commonwealth Education Scholarship is valued at $12,000 and aims to assist students in covering the educational costs of studying at Griffith.
The Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship is valued at $22,000 and is designed to financially support the accommodation and living expenses of Indigenous students at Griffith.
Griffith Uni’s Sporting Excellence Scholarships
#1: Griffith Sports Excellence Scholarships
If you’re a current or future Griffith Uni student performing at an elite level in an Australian Sports Commission-recognised sport, you’re eligible to apply to one of the Griffith Sports Excellence Scholarships.
To qualify as an elite athlete, you’d be participating in a recognised sport at a state, national or international level.
The Griffith Sports Excellence Full Scholarship is worth a maximum of $28,000 and the Griffith Sports Excellence Development Scholarship is worth a maximum of $5,000.
#2: Ron Clarke Griffith Futures Scholarship
And last but not least, the Ron Clarke Griffith Futures Scholarship — supported by Commonwealth Games Australia — is open to all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who are competing in a Commonwealth Games Sport.
You’ll need to submit a personal statement outlining your career goals and aims and bam, you’re in the running to receive a maximum scholarship value of $44,000.
There you have it!
Your guide to the Top 50 undergraduate scholarships offered at unis in Queensland has come to an end. Seriously, if you’re eligible to apply to any of these scholarships, we highly recommend it. What have you got to lose?
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