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External scholarships

USQ students are often eligible to apply for scholarships offered by other organisations and Australian Government departments. If you have any questions, please contact the organisation offering the scholarship directly.

Organisation  Details Closing Date
ATA Scientific

Win a young scientist travel award to Washington DC.

A young Scientist from Australia or New Zealand working in the research field of extracellular vesicles can enter to win a A$2,000 contribution towards their travel costs to attend the International Society of Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) annual meeting, ISEV 2015, 23-26 April, 2015 in Washington DC, USA.

For more information please go to the ATA Scientific website.

7/11/2014
 Roberta Sykes Scholarship

The Roberta Sykes Scholarship provides supplementary financial assistance to Indigenous postgraduate students who wish to undertake studies at recognised overseas universities.

The value of the Scholarship is up to $30,000 for the period of one year, paid directly to the recipient in equal instalments at the start of each semester or term, subject to satisfactory academic progress. Applicants may reapply for the Scholarship in subsequent years.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have an undergraduate degree with a strong academic record
  • Be accepted into a postgraduate coursework or research degree at a recognised overseas university
  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived
  • Be able to demonstrate that they have, or will have, sufficient funds to support themselves during the course of their postgraduate degree (such as through another scholarship, private sponsorship or personal funds)
  • Be able to demonstrate that their studies will be of benefit to their community upon their return to Australia.

For more information please refer to the website.

1/12/2014
William Groom Scholarship

Toowoomba Regional Council is proud to offer the annual William Groom Scholarship to 18 - 24 year olds, who are commencing their second or third year of a full-time SQIT diploma or USQ degree course next year. The scholarship will provide $5,000 to the successful applicant, payable in half-yearly instalments.

Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Sound academic achievement in all subjects attempted in the first and/or second year of their course.
  • A record of community involvement in local organisations that may include sport, arts, cultural and charitable groups.
  • Graduation from a local high school, having attended for two years and reside in the Toowoomba Regional Council area.
  • Intention to continue in a full-time course of study next year.

Application forms are available on the Toowoomba Regional Council website.

1/12/2014
Roberta Sykes Fellowship

The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation provides partial funding for Indigenous postgraduate students to undertake research, at a recognised overseas academic institution, as part of their Australian postgraduate study program. The period of study at the overseas institution can vary from a few months to a year.

The value of the Scholarship is up to $20,000, depending on the period of study.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived
  • Be currently enrolled in a postgraduate program at a recognised Australian academic institution
  • Be accepted into a recognised overseas academic institution to carry out postgraduate research as part of their postgraduate program in Australia
  • Be able to demonstrate that they have, or will have, sufficient funds to support themselves during the course of their postgraduate degree (such as through another scholarship, private sponsorship or personal funds)
  • Be able to demonstrate that their studies will be of benefit to their community upon their return to Australia.

For more information please refer to the website.

1/12/2014
Roberta Sykes Bursary

Application criteria

The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation provides partial funding for Indigenous Australians to undertake short executive courses at recognised overseas academic institutions.

The value of the Bursary is up to $20,000.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived
  • Provide a written statement confirming their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage.
    In addition, applicants are required to provide a signed statement in writing from the Aboriginal Heritage Association, Aboriginal Corporation or Land Council of the community in which they live or have lived, also confirming the above
  • Be accepted into an executive program at a recognised overseas academic institution and be able to demonstrate that their studies will be of benefit to their community upon their return to Australia.

For more information please refer to the website.

1/12/2014
Vida Lahey Memorial Travelling Scholarship

The Vida Lahey Memorial Travelling Scholarship, administered by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Foundation gives one emerging Australian artist or Australian art history student the extraordinary opportunity to develop their practices or research through an itinerary of national or overseas travel. It offers a generous $40,000 biennially towards a travel budget that ensures the further development of art practice or research that will make a contribution to an understanding of Australian art.

Scholarship Eligibility

Applications for the 2014 Vida Lahey Memorial Travelling Scholarship are now open and we invite all artists and scholars meeting the selection criteria to apply. Applications close on 12 December 2014. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and the winner announced in early 2015. The scholarship will be awarded to one applicant every two years.

Applicants must be:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • Emerging artists who have completed visual arts studies at a recognised tertiary institution, or graduates of Australian art history studies at a recognised tertiary institution
  • Able to demonstrate a sound understanding of Australian art history or contemporary art practice
  • Able to show that a self-researched program of travel will further the development of their art practice or research and will make a contribution to an understanding of Australian art.

For selection criteria and application instructions, click here.

12/12/2014
Australian Rotary Health

A variety of PhD Research Scholarships are now open for application in the areas of:

  • Bowel cancer
  • Primary Lymphoedema
  • Systemic Cancer Therapy
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Brain Cancer
  • The Impact of Health Services for Children Living in Rural and Remote Parts of Australia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Effects from War Related Stress

 Please refer to the Australian Rotary Health website for further information.

12/12/2014
The Roberta Sykes Harvard Club Scholarship The Harvard Club of Australia Group is the organisation for Harvard alumni. Formed in 1961, the club’s aim is to promote fellowship amongst alumni and to assist Australians wishing to study at Harvard. For more information on the club and its programs, please visit www.harvardclub.org.au

The Roberta Sykes Harvard Club Scholarship provides funding to Indigenous postgraduate students who wish to undertake study at Harvard University.

The value of the scholarship is up to $60,000 per annum to be paid over the course of the Scholar’s study. The Scholarship covers university and college fees, travel costs and living expenses. Only one Scholarship will be available at any point in time. Consequently, each Scholarship will be offered in the year following the expiry of the previous recipient’s tenure.

Eligibility

Applicants must:
  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived
  • Provide a written statement confirming their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage. In addition, applicants are required to provide a signed statement in writing from the Aboriginal Heritage Association, Aboriginal Corporation or Land Council of the community in which they live or have lived, confirming the above
  • Be accepted to the Harvard graduate school of their choice (acceptance to Harvard is not necessary by the time the scholarship application is submitted. Applications from applicants whose acceptance is denied will be withdrawn from consideration.)
  • Be able to demonstrate that their studies will be of benefit to their community upon their return to Australia.

For more information please refer to the website.

15/12/2014
The Web Profits Digital Future Scholarship

The Web Profits Digital Future Scholarship is an award offered to students currently enrolled in marketing related tertiary education courses. The scholarship is designed to help students who are passionate about marketing to further their skills, gain priceless industry knowledge and promote their work.

Recipients of the scholarship will receive:

  • AUD $1000 grant to be used for you to attend a marketing related conference or event, to assist with your research or to further your education.
  • The opportunity to present to the Web Profits Team on your proposed online marketing strategy.
  • Your idea prominently featured in a press release and thorough the Web Profits website and social media profiles.

For more information please access the Webprofits website.

31/12/2014
SRIS - Sugar Research Institute Scholarship Eligibility details:

You must be:

  • A penultimate year student undertaking an engineering and/or technical degree at an Australian university or tertiary institution
  • Able to undertake three periods of work placement over an 18 month period (12 weeks in total) during semester breaks

You must also be one of:

  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • A permanent resident

What you receive:

  • Total payment of $7,500 (paid in three instalments of $2,500)
  • Paid work placement at industry rates and a living away allowance of $250 per week

For further information and to downland the SRIS brochure and application form, please go to the SRIS - Sugar Research Institute Scholarship webpage.

20/03/2015
SavvySME Start-up Marketing Scholarship

About SavvySME

SavvySME was born in the heart of Sydney to help local SMEs. Our vision is to bring the latest digital innovations to local entrepreneurs and business owners so that you can easily establish human connections, collaborate and reach new customers to grow your business into a rewarding venture.

We understand that the backbone of any business is the network of relationships created to help the business thrive, which is why all our efforts is centred around connecting you with the right people to help you and your business. Our goal is to bring you the most reputable suppliers and big brands so that you can easily access and shop for quality products and services at the best prices on advertising and bookkeeping, to online marketing and virtual assistance.

Savvy SME are always on the lookout for bright and ambitious individuals who want to join our team to take on new exciting projects, solve problems and learn something new. If you have the desire to fuel your creative skills and be part of a start up, get in touch!

Scholarship Goal

SavvySME will provide technology support for Marketing Graduates who are interested in start-up marketing at a growing Australian start up based in Chatswood.

Scholarship Eligibility

Applicant must be a full-time student at a college or university. The scholarship is available to students in the Bachelor studies of Marketing, Business or IT.

We will also consider students who are currently undertaking masters or honours studies in the area of Marketing and Technologies.

In order to be eligible, students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident enrolled as a full time junior or senior in marketing or technology program at the University.

Prize:  1 Mac Book Air 11 inch 128Gb (up to $1,099 in value)

How to Apply  Refer to the SavvySME website.

30/3/2015
Content Marketing Scholarship

About Prosperity Media

Prosperity Media is a well know Australia Content Marketing and Digital Agency. Our head office is in the Sydney and we have numerous staff across Australia. The team has worked with well-known start-ups such as Design Crowd and Ninefold, as well as large ASX listed companies including Macquarie Telecom. As the team is growing at such a fast rate, we are offering a Content Marketing scholarship for a student to work in our Sydney Office or to work remotely. Prosperity Media is the Digital & Content Marketing agency of choice for entrepreneurs, funded start-ups and brands. Scholarship Goal Support students who are interested in working in content marketing, digital media and copy writing at a well-known digital agency.

Scholarship Goal

Support students who are interested in content marketing, digital media and copy writing. If you want a chance to work with a well known digital agency.

Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship is open to undergraduate or post graduate students who are currently studying in Australia.

Scholarship Application Process

Submit your cover letter, 2 page resume, and an original 400 word article about the digital space to hello@prosperitymedia.com.au

Interview Process – The executive team at Prosperity Media will review all applications and notify the recipient of their success on 10th April 2015 by telephone.

Offer – The offer will be made to one student on 10th April 2015, offer will be made via telephone.

Please Note - *Scholarship prize is (1x) Mac Book Air 11 inch 128Gb (up to $1,099 in value), with on-going support, training and mentorship from the team at Prosperity Media.

For more information please go to the Prosperity Media webpage.

10/04/2015
The ShortCourseFinder Scholarship You know how you’ve always promised yourself you’ll get guitar lessons, or perfect your Spanish? Or how you’ve had that niggling thought for months that if you could just get your Microsoft certification, your career might really take off?

ShortCourseFinder is committed to doing whatever we can to help make your goals a reality.

The ShortCourseFinder Scholarship will award one deserving individual $500 to put towards the cost of learning something new – no matter how big or small!

We’re firm believers that from little things, big things grow, so whether it’s learning how to roll your Rs or discovering a cure for disease: you’ve got to start somewhere.

The ShortCourseFinder Scholarship could be just the start you need!

Read through the information on the ShortCourseFinder website to find out if you’re eligible, and start preparing your application today.

Value: 500AUD

15/04/2015
Aqua Vista Glass Physical Education Teaching Scholarships

Criteria

Each semester we are offering 5 scholarships of $2,000 to students throughout Australia studying an education degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) with a focus on physical education.

The directors of Aqua Vista Glass will assess applications based on a range of factors including each candidate’s:

  • demonstrated interest in teaching physical education;
  • evidence of academic achievement; and
  • planned use of the funds.

Students are only eligible to receive one scholarship. Successful applicants will not be considered for future Aqua Vista Glass scholarships.

Requirements

To apply for the scholarship, candidates should

  1. be studying an education degree (whether undergraduate or postgraduate), with a desire to enter the teaching profession;
  2. submit an essay of no more than one page (300 words) outlining their interest and background in teaching physical education as well as how they intend to use the scholarship proceeds to advance their goal of teaching physical education; and
  3. submit a formal transcript of their academic results.

A reference from a lecturer or tutor, while not required, will be looked upon favourably.

Apply on line Aqua Vista Glass Physical Education Teaching Scholarships

15/04/2015
WebContacts Scholarship

About WebContacts

WebContacts is the leading Australian online mail-order supplier of discounted replacement contact lenses. Since 1984 the company has been dedicated to providing high quality service and to ensuring your expectations on price, quality and choice are surpassed. Through our online division, WebContacts continues to provide this high quality service and the same brand name contact lenses that your eye-care practitioner recommends. We are stockists of all major lens brands including Acuvue, PureVision, Dailies, Air Optix, Total 1, Proclear, Biofinity and Avaira.

Scholarship Value:  WebContacts will provide a $1,200 scholarship for domestic undergraduate/postgraduate students in the field of Health Science.

Scholarship Eligibility:  The applicant must be an Australian citizen and full-time student at a College or University in the field of Health Science. The scholarship is available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. If you're an undergraduate, you must have completed one year of a three or four year degree or two years of a five or six year degree before being eligible for the scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:  The WebContacts Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need, demonstrated ability and leadership qualities.

Please refer to the WebContacts website for information on how to apply.

30/6/2015

Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Clinical Placement Scholarships in an Aboriginal Medical Service

Overview

The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Continuing Professional Development is funded by Australian Government Department of Health and administered by Australian College of Nursing. The scheme is an Australian Government initiative to support students enrolled in an entry level nursing or midwifery course to undertake a clinical placement in an Aboriginal Medical Service.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing or midwifery students are encouraged to apply.

Application dates

 

Applications are now open for clinical placements commenced in 2014 that meet the below eligibility criteria and will commence within three months of submitting your application. Applications are open year round; please ensure that you do not apply for placements outside of this timeframe.

Eligibility Criteria

Clinical placement scholarships are available to nursing and midwifery students who meet the following criteria:

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • enrolled in an accredited nursing or midwifery course that results in a recognised entry level nursing or midwifery qualification 
  • wish to participate in a clinical placement at an Aboriginal Medical Service

Successful applicants will be required to have completed cultural competence training before commencing the placement. At some clinical placement locations, cultural competence training may be provided by the AMS

This scholarship can only be awarded once during a student's course of study. Current undergraduate NAHSSS scholarship holders are eligible to apply.

Value of scholarship

The maximum total value of the Scholarship is $11,000.

Payments may be made for:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation and living expenses only if a scholar is required to relocate from home to complete the placement 
  • Supervision payment to the AMS or hosting organisation.
Now open
Relocation Scholarship

The Relocation Scholarship is an annual payment for eligible Austudy, Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY Living Allowance customers who have to live away from the family home to study. You’ll receive this scholarship at the beginning of the academic year to help with the costs of living away from home. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive the full amount of the Relocation Scholarship, even if you’re not on the maximum payment rate from Centrelink.

For more information, contact Centrelink by phone on 13 24 90 or visit the Centrelink website.

No closing date
Student Start-Up Scholarship

If you are a full-time student undertaking an approved scholarship course at a higher education institution and are receiving Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, you will receive the Student Start-up Scholarship. You’ll receive this scholarship at the beginning of each traditional tertiary semester to help with the up-front costs of studying, such as textbooks and specialised equipment. If you’re eligible you’ll receive the full amount of the Student Start-up Scholarship, even if you’re not on the maximum payment rate from Centrelink.

Proposed Changes - Higher Education Savings Announcement:

In a recent announcement from the Federal Government and Subject to the passage of legislation, from 1 January 2014, new higher education students in receipt of Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY will be ineligible for the Student Start-up Scholarship (SSS).

Instead, these students will be eligible for equivalent Income Contingent Loans, totalling up to $2,050 per year, to help them pay for up-front costs of study. There will be no interest on these loans, however debts will be indexed by changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Where a student has a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt and takes out an Income Contingent Loan to assist them with the up-front costs of study, repayment will be delayed until after recipients’ HELP debt is completely paid.

Those students who have received a SSS prior to January 2014 will continue to be eligible to receive the SSS while in receipt of student payments. These changes are subject amendments being made to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and are proposed to take effect from 1 January 2014.

If you are confused about these changes or would like more information, please contact Centrelink. USQ will continue to update this information as changes occur.”

For more information, contact Centrelink by phone on 13 24 90 or visit the Centrelink website.
No closing date
Australia Award Scholarships

Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development.

Eligibility requirements and application processes vary throughout the Australia Awards programs. Please follow the links on the Australia Award Scholarships website for detailed information about the eligibility criteria and selection process for each program. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria of the specific scholarship to which they are applying, including English language requirements.

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ACS Foundation The ACS Foundation advances the IT and business professions by providing structured work integrated learning and research scholarships. Our practical scholarship opportunities develop student's workplace skills while providing them the platform to meet future employers - a variety of Scholarships are available. various closing dates
Australian Rotary Health Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.

We also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community.

Australian Rotary Health is supported by a number of Rotary Clubs in Australia. We have a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Find out more about our research and activities.
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Australian College of Nursing RCNA administers the nursing component of the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Support Scheme which provides funding for undergraduate and postgraduate study, professional development and clinical placements. check website
Indigenous Scholarships Welcome to the Indigenous Scholarships website. This is where you'll find information about undergraduate scholarships available in Australia, designed for Indigenous students. check website
Defence University Scholarships For students studying an engineering or health degree No closing date
Clinical Placement Scholarships To support Nursing students enrolled in an undergraduate or entry level Nursing or Midwifery degree to undertake a clinical placement in an Aboriginal Medical Service. No closing date