Bursary for Indigenous Psychology Students

In 2014, USQ will offer one Bursary for Indigenous Psychology Students.

Many students experience difficulty with the costs of living and studying. This bursary aims to assist students who experience financial difficulty arising from having limited income (e.g. reliance on Centrelink benefits, caring for others, high medical costs, etc).


The USQ Bookshop bursary will have a maximum value of $750.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • commence or continue their studies in a Bachelor of Sciences (Psychology), Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Bachelor of Sciences (Honours) in Psychology or Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies in Semester 1, 2014
  • be enrolled at Toowoomba, Springfield or Fraser Coast Campus
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 1 study unit in each of Semester One and Semester Two of each year of study
  • be studying on-campus, external or online.

Selection criteria

Applicants will:

  • submit a personal statement indicating their reasons for wishing to pursue a career in psychology 
  • provide evidence of sustained commitment to and achievement in academic studies 
  • provide evidence of sustained participation in and commitment to community and social service activities 
  • provide evidence of understanding of and enthusiasm for psychology as a profession 
  • demonstrate commitment to ongoing personal and professional learning.

How to apply

Students commencing study in Semester 1, 2014 must complete the USQ Scholarship Application Form (PDF* 55KB).

Students continuing study in Semester 1, 2014 must complete the USQ Continuing Students Scholarships Application Form (PDF* 50KB).

Forward the application and all supporting documents to:

Private and Confidential
The Scholarships Officer
Student Services
University of Southern Queensland
West Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Closing date

Applications have closed.

Further information

University of Southern Queensland
Phone:  1800 269 500

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