Moree Plains Shire Council Scholarship

In 2014, USQ will offer one Moree Plains Shire Council Scholarship to an undergraduate student commencing or continuing full-time study in a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Program. 

As one of 152 local government regions, the Moree Plains Shire lies in the Western Plains Region of New South Wales. The major town in the local government area is Moree, approximately 650 kilometres North—North West of Sydney, on the Gwydir and Mehi Rivers. The township of Moree was established in 1862 and it has grown to service one of the largest local government areas of New South Wales. The Shire has its northern boundary on the New South Wales - Queensland border and has a total area of 17,852 square kilometres. An extensive road network is necessary to service such a large region. Within the Shire boundaries are 272 kilometres of State roads, 208 kilometres of regional roads and 2,690 kilometres of urban and rural roads. Less than 19% of urban and rural roads are sealed. Moree Plains Shire Council is a Contractor for the RTA’s Single Invitation Maintenance Contract (SIMC), where we maintain National and State Highways for the RTA.


The scholarship will have a maximum value of $40,000.

The successful applicant may be offered professional work experience for two weeks per year of the award, as mutually arranged.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status 
  • have an affinity with Moree Plains Shire Council or regional area adjoining (Gwyder Shire, Narrabri Shire, Walgett Shire and Goondiwindi Regional Council) 
  • commence or continue their studies in a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) in Semester 1, 2014 
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 3 study units in each of Semester 1 and Semester 2 of each year of study 
  • be studying on-campus, external or on-line.

Selection criteria

Applicants will:

  • submit a personal statement indicating: 
    • why they would like to work in Local Government 
    • how the Scholarship will assist them to achieve their future career plans 
  • provide evidence of academic achievement, e.g. high school report card or post-secondary academic history, as applicable 
  • have a high level of academic achievement 
  • be willing to participate in 2 weeks of vocational work per year, as mutually agreed upon between MPSC and the recipient.

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

Applicants completing their Year 12 studies in 2013 must also attach a Statement of Support (PDF* 162KB) with their application.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview and are asked to maintain up-to-date USQ Personal Details via UConnect.

Closing date

Applications have closed.

Further information

University of Southern Queensland
Phone:  1800 269 500

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