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Scholarships, awards and bursaries

USQ offers a range of scholarships each year, catering for students from all backgrounds as well as high achieving students. Some scholarships which can assist in funding accommodation fees include:

University wide scholarships

USQ offers a range of scholarships available to students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and participation in the wider community.

Annual academic awards and prizes

The annual Inauguration Dinner, attended by the Vice-Chancellor and senior academic staff, offers up to 20 prizes and awards  to residents to recognise their achievements in the previous academic year. This includes monetary awards, totalling in excess of AUD7000. The 2014 prizes, presenters and winners are listed below.

2014 List of Prizes

Prize 

Presenter 

Prize Winner 

Amount 

Chancellor'S Prize 

Mr John Dornbusch
Chancellor 

April Strand 

$1500 

Vice Chancellor's Scholars Prize 

Professor Jane Verbyla
Acting VC 

Denika Moes
Alex Darton
William MacDonald 

$600
$600
$600

Business and Commerce Prize 

Professor Roger Lawrey
HOS - School of Commerce 

Athina Cantle 

$500 

Creative Arts and Media Prize

Associate Professor Jill Lawrence
Associate Dean (Students) - Faculty of BELA 

Kelly Hooker

$500

Education Prize

Doctor Warren Midgley
HOS - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education 

Sara Vinci

$500 

Engineering and Built Environment Prize 

Professor Thiru Aravinthan
Associate Dean (Research and Research Training) - Faculty of HES

Samuel Walker

$500 

Health and Community Prize

Professor Cath Rogers
HOS - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery 

Jacalyn Dunn

$500 

Humanities and Communication Prize

Associate Professor Jill Lawrence
Associate Dean (Students) - Faculty of BELA 

Jessica Fletcher 

$500

Law and Justice Prize 

Associate Professor Jill Lawrence
Associate Dean (Students) - Faculty of BELA  

Max Sutton 

$500 

Sciences Prize 

Professor Grant Daggard
HOS - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences 

Lucy Galea 

$500 

Academic Advancement Prize 

Professor Janet Verbyla 
Acting VC 

Kirsten Young 

$500

Research Prize 

Professor Peter Terry
Director (Research Training and Development) 

Stephanie Piper

$500 

Indigenous Australian Academic Prize 

Ms Christie White
Director, Student Services and Social Justice 

Joseph Roberson 

$500 

USQ International Prize

Mr Carl Rallings
DVC (Students and Communities)

Li Xing Pan 

$500 

Community Leadership Prize - Concannon College 

Ms Julie Hohn
Toowoomba Wholesale Distributers

Denika Moes 

$200 

Community Leadership Prize - McGregor College
 

Mr Chris Fraser
Combined Refrigerator Services 

Hannah Maccartney
 

$200

Community Leadership Prize - Steele Rudd College

Mr Peter Munster
Director, Student Engagement and Leadership
(On behalf of Toowoomba Locksmiths) 

Danielle Chapman 

$200