John Ross Clancy Indigenous Student Book Bursary

USQ will offer one John Ross Clancy Indigenous Student Book Bursary for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying on-campus at USQ in 2015.

The late John Ross Clancy was an advocate for Australian Indigenous affairs, and generously bequeathed funds to USQ to advance Australian Indigenous higher education. While John Ross Clancy had many achievements, both he and his wife, Lydia, were active in initiating the Black Women's Action group in the 1970's.


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


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status
  • be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • commence their studies in a Bachelor degree in Semester 1, 2015 or
  • continue their studies in a Bachelor degree in Semester 1, 2015
  • be enrolled at Toowoomba, Springfield or Fraser Coast Campus 
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 3 study units in Semester 1 
  • be studying on-campus.

Students demonstrating financial hardship will receive a higher preference for these bursaries.

Selection criteria

Applicants will:

How to apply

Students commencing study in Semester 1, 2015 must complete the USQ Scholarship Application Form (PDF* 953KB).

Students continuing study in Semester 1, 2015 must complete the USQ Continuing Students Scholarships Application Form (PDF* 920KB).

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 must be received by 5.00pm Friday, 31 October 2014 for Semester 1, 2015.


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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