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Elite Athlete Bursary

USQ will offer a number of bursaries in 2017 to commencing or current students studying at USQ who are registered or have a registration in progress for 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 registered or have a registration in progress for the USQ Elite Athlete Program by commencement of Semester 1, 2017
  • commence or continue their studies in a bachelor's degree in Semester 1, 2017
  • undertake a minimum of four study units during the 2017 academic year 
  • be studying on-campus, external or online.

Selection criteria

Applicants must:

  • 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 e.g. 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 your career aims and goals
    • demonstrating a history of involvement within your school, extracurricular activities or within their local community.

How to apply

Students commencing study in Semester 1, 2017 must complete the Scholarship Application Form Students Commencing at USQ 2017 (PDF*167KB).

Students continuing study in Semester 1, 2017 must complete the Scholarships Application Form Continuing USQ Students 2017 (PDF*153KB)

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

Applications will not be accepted via fax or email.

Closing date

Applications must be received by 5.00pm Friday, 28 October 2016 for Semester 1, 2017.

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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