Arrow Energy USQ Indigenous Student Scholarship in Education (AEISSEdu)

In 2013, USQ will offer one Arrow Energy USQ Indigenous Student Scholarship in Education.

Arrow Energy is one of the largest integrated energy companies in Australia with five gas producing projects in the Surat and Bowen Basins, ownership of one gas-fired power station and interests in two others. Arrow provides approximately 20 per cent of Queensland’s gas supply, most of which is used to generate electricity. Arrow is undertaking Coal Seam Gas (CSG) exploration activities across Queensland, and, as the international demand for cleaner energy increases, is developing a CSG to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project in Gladstone.

Arrow is committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities benefit from our presence. One of the ways Arrow seeks to achieve this is by supporting the education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through high school bursaries and tertiary students with scholarships.


The scholarship will have a maximum value of $20 000.

This will include: 

Award Option One

  • New laptop - $1,500
  • USQ book bursary - $1,500 
  • USQ Residential College food and accommodation - $17,000 
  • Access to an Indigenous Mentor to assist with any queries both theoretical and personal.

Award Option Two 

  • New laptop - $1,500 
  • USQ book bursary - $1,500 
  • Bank deposits into recipients account over a two year period totalling - $17,000 
  • Access to an Indigenous Mentor to assist with any queries both theoretical and personal.

In addition successful applicants may be offered professional work experience with USQ Partnering Schools in the Surat Basin region including Wandoan State High School, Tara State High School and Chinchilla State High School, in the years of the award as mutually arranged.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status
  • be Aboriginal Australian or Torres Strait Islander descent 
  • be enrolled at Toowoomba Campus 
  • 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 
  • be commencing or continuing their studies in a Bachelor of Education in Semester One, 2013.

Selection criteria

Applicants will:

  • provide evidence of indigenous background
  • provide evidence of academic achievement eg high school report card or post-secondary academic history as applicable 
  • submit a personal statement indicating: 
    • a description of their career aims and goals 
    • how the Scholarship will assist them to achieve their future career plans.

Applicants may indicate their wish to teach in their local area or the Surat Basin Region.

The award will be open to any Indigenous student but preference will be given to students who identify as one of Arrow‘s Traditional Owner groups which include:  

Surat Region  Bowen Region Gladstone  Galilee Basin 

Cobble Cobble
Western Wakka
Northern Gomeroi
Wulli Wulli
Wakka Wakka


Barada Barna
Southern Barada
Port Curtis Coral
Coast (Bailai,
Gooreng Gooreng,
Gurang and
Taribelung Bunda)

How to apply

Forward the completed application and supporting documents to:

Private and Confidential
Scholarships Officer
Student Services
University of Southern Queensland
West Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Closing date

Applications have closed.


Further information

University of Southern Queensland
Phone:  1800 269 500

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