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Rachael Fontana Memorial Bursary for Steele Rudd

In 2016, USQ will offer one Rachael Fontana Memorial Bursary for Steele Rudd. The bursary is in loving memory of Rachael Lee Fontana. Rachael was born in 1985 and attended USQ in 2004. She lived a vibrant life on-campus at Steele Rudd College where she studied her degree in a Bachelor of Visual Arts. From early childhood, Rachael’s ambition was to become a cartoonist/ artist. Although she did not complete her degree, her enthusiasm and dedication to art assured that her dream was becoming a reality. Unfortunately, her ambition was destroyed by a tragic accident which claimed her and her unborn child in 2009. She was well-respected for her generosity and benevolence towards the underprivileged. She derived joy from affording pleasure to others. Toowoomba was special to her. The bursary reflects Rachael’s joyous experiences of college life and her compassion to help others.


The bursary will have a maximum value of $2,000.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian Citizen or have permanent resident status 
  • be from a rural area within Queensland 
  • continue their studies in a Bachelor degree in Semester 1, 2016
  • be entering into the second, third or final year of a degree 
  • be enrolled at USQ Toowoomba 
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 3 study units in Semester 1 
  • be studying on-campus 
  • be living on-campus at Steele Rudd College, in Toowoomba.

Selection criteria

Applicants will:

How to apply

Complete the Scholarship Application Form Continuing USQ Students 2016 (PDF* 221KB) and post the application and all supporting documents to:

Private and Confidential
Scholarship 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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