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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
The R.N. Hammon Scholarships

The scholarship is open to undergraduate Indigenous students who:

  • have successfully completed at least one year of a program at a participating institution; and
  • are enrolled on a full-time basis for a subsequent year of that program or a further program at that or another participating institution.
Additional requirements:
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Financial Hardship
  • Rural / regional area

Participating institutions include the following:

  • The University of Queensland
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • Central Queensland University
  • Queensland TAFE Colleges
Award value:

$3,500 (approximate, based on the last year of award)

For more information please visit The R.N. Hammon Scholarship webpage.

2015 Harper Family Endowment Scholarship

St John Ambulance Australia (St John) is pleased to invite applications for the 2015 Harper Family Endowment Scholarship (the Scholarship).

The Scholarship was established in January 2011 to provide opportunity for committed individuals to make a continuing contribution to St John through enhanced managerial, professional or organisational skills.

St John administers funds generously provided by Trustees of the Harper Family Endowment Fund. Candidates may apply for funding up to $20,000.

The Scholarship is intended for recipients aged between 18 and 30 years and projects which enhance both personal professionalism and the capacity of St John to make first aid and related services a part of every Australian’s life. Although there is no requirement for the applicant to have formal (tertiary) qualifications or a research background, the scholarship may suit a young person at the completion of an undergraduate degree, undertaking post-graduate studies or who has the life skills and experience to complete a research project

View the 2015 Scholarship Application Pack and Application Form or email for your copy.

Applications close at 5pm (AEST) on Friday, 27 March 2015.

Aurora Internship Program

The Aurora Internship Program places law, anthropology and other social science (archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management,  human geography, history and sociology) students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) and other organisations involved in policy development, social justice, human rights, all with an Indigenous focus. The program introduces candidates to career opportunities in native title and Indigenous affairs more generally and at the same time provides assistance to under-resourced and over-worked organisations.

The application period for the winter 2015 round of internships is open from 9am AEST Monday 2nd March through 5pm (Sydney time) Friday 27th March 2015.  Applications can be submitted via the Aurora website at

Bendi Lango initiative

Applications are now open for the 2015 Bendi Lango bursary, established by the Australian Psychological Society to support postgraduate psychology students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

Value of the bursary

Each bursary of financial assistance is valued at $15,000 per annum during the time that the applicant is in full-time study (or $7500 per part-time year), in either an APAC-accredited Masters coursework degree (MPsych) or professional Doctorate (DPsych or PsychD).

In addition, the recipient(s) will receive:

  • Complimentary APS Student membership for the period of the financial assistance provided
  • Complimentary APS membership for the first year post-graduation
  • An invitation to present at the Society’s Annual Conference in the first year post-graduation. If this invitation is accepted, the recipient(s) receives complimentary Conference registration

Please refer to the website for more information.

For Sale For Lease Scholarship & Financial Aid Program 2015

For Sale For Lease is Australia’s leading owner-assist real estate agency and was established in 2008 after several years of development. The company is headed by Michael Atwell who is a well-known and respected leader in the real estate industry with more than 18 years of experience in the property market.

For Sale For Lease are always on the lookout for ambitious individuals who want to join our team to take on new exciting challenges, solve problems and learn something new every day in a Real Estate startup company. If you have the desire to fuel your creative skills and be part of a start up, get in touch!


Applicant must be a current student at a college or university. The scholarship is available to students in the Bachelor and/or Master studies of Marketing, Business or Technologies.  We will also consider students who are currently undertaking honours studies in the area of Marketing and Technologies.  International students will also be accepted into the program if they are currently enrolled in a course abroad.

Value: $1,000.00
Length: One semester
Status: Open
Closing date:27/03/2015

For additional information students should access the For Sale For Lease website or contact

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.

AW Howard Memorial Trust

The aim of the Trust is to encourage and promote research and investigation in the fields of natural science and social science, including economics which relate to the development, management and use of pastures.

The Trust annually awards the following three grants relating to pasture research:

  • Travel grants are allocated to allow participation in international conferences. Up to $5,000 each may be provided for travel grants to assist scientists to undertake overseas study tours and attend conferences
  • Research fellowships in the form of top-up postgraduate stipends of $10,000 per annum for up to three years
  • Grants-in-aid up to $5,000 to Australian organisations, associations, communities or persons that seek financial aid for projects relating to pasture research.

Two specialist study awards are made biennially or at a frequency determined by the Trust

  • Study awards up to $20,000 for Australian Pastoral Industry Extension Specialists, Consultants and Agribusiness staff.

The Australian Grazing or Rangeland Extension Consultants, Advisers and Agribusiness Specialists Award; and Australian Graziers or Rangeland Pastoralists Award are aimed at study tours either in Australia or overseas to examine successful grazing systems and practices that are perceived to have economic, social and environmental benefits to Australian pastoral industries and rural communities. They are aimed at promoting producer and adviser excellence and leadership. The value of each Award may be up to $20,000.

Please refer to the AW Howard Memorial Trust website for more information.

Applications close 31 March 2015.

BBUGS Scholarships

Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society Scholarships

The value of the two scholarships is $5,000 (AUD) each, to be awarded in three payments throughout the calendar year.  Two scholarships will be awarded in the 2015 academic year.

The scholarships will be awarded to support research projects relevant to the application of underground geotechnical engineering in the Bowen Basin. Scholarship funds are to be used to assist with the costs of the projects.

The scholarships are available to applicants who are enrolled full-time in undergraduate, postgraduate study or research projects in the 2015 academic year.

For application forms and further information please visit the Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society website.

NCWQ Bursary Program

The NCWQ is proud to launch its 2015 program for 23 different bursaries for female students.

Please visit the National Council of Women of Queensland Inc website for a comprehensive list of the bursaries available.

2015 ACEN Student Scholarships

Eight scholarships valued at $1,500 each

supporting students undertaking WIL placements in 2015-2016.

(Read carefully as the criteria has changed slightly from previous years)

Applications for scholarships will be accepted between 16 March and 10 April 2015.

The Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) is the professional association for practitioners and researchers from the tertiary education sector, industry, community and government who are involved in WIL in Australia.

The 2015 ACEN Student Scholarship provides financial support for students undertaking a WIL placement in a regional or remote area of Australia as part of their university studies.

Scholarship applicants:

  • Must be from institutions that are financial members of ACEN. (See for a list of current financial institutions.)
  • Must be studying a postgraduate or undergraduate degree program which requires a WIL placement as a part of their studies
  • Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.

Please visit the website for more information and application form.

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

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.

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

Aqua Vista Glass Physical Education Teaching Scholarships


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.


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

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.

Menulog Scholarship

Menulog is offering a scholarship of AUD $1500 towards a student’s living and tuition fees and an opportunity to learn about online businesses and marketing from key staff within our company.

The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for the scholarship:

- Student must be studying in the following: Marketing, Business, IT, Digital Design or any e-business related field
- Full-time student and applicant must be able to prove that they are studying at a tertiary institution

How to apply
All applicants should email the following to

- Resume/CV
- Course and tertiary institution name of where applicant studies
- A letter outlining as to why this scholarship can help your career (maximum of 400 words)

For more information please visit the Menulog Scholarship website.


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


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