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Elite Athlete Bursary

USQ will offer six bursaries in 2015 to commencing or current students studying at USQ who are registered or eligible to register as a member of the USQ Elite Athlete Program.


Each bursary will have a maximum value of $1,000.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status 
  • be admitted to or be eligible for admittance to the USQ Elite Athlete Program by commencement of Semester 1, 2015 
  • commence their studies in a bachelor degree in Semester 1, 2015; OR 
  • continue their studies in a bachelor degree in Semester 1, 2015 
  • undertake a minimum of four study units during the 2015 academic year 
  • be studying on-campus or on-line.

Selection criteria

Applicants will:

  • be admitted to or be eligible for admittance to the USQ Elite Athlete Program 
  • provide supporting documentation which can include signed letters from: 
    • sporting authorities
    • coaches or managers
    • membership to sporting institutions 
    • evidence of training/sporting commitments
  • provide evidence of a minimum of sound level of academic achievement
    • high school report card or post-secondary academic history, as applicable; or 
    • have a current Grade Point Average of at least 4.0, if a continuing USQ student 
  • submit a personal statement: 
    • providing a description of their career aims and goals 
    • demonstrating a history of involvement within their school, extracurricular activities or within their local community.

How to apply

Students commencing study in Semester 1, 2015 must complete the USQ Scholarship Application Form (PDF* 218KB).

Students continuing study in Semester 1, 2015 must complete the USQ Continuing Students Scholarships Application Form (PDF* 203KB).

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 closed.

Further information

University of Southern Queensland
Phone:  1800 269 500

USQ reserves the right to alter the conditions of the Scholarship/Bursary based upon exceptional circumstances.  USQ reserves the right to not award the Scholarship/Bursary in a given year.

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