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USQ Equity Scholarships

This is a merit-based, non-repayable scheme and targets students experiencing financial hardship. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Please Note: Should your application for a USQ Equity Scholarship (USQ Bookshop book bursary) be successful, the funds will not be available until approximately four weeks after the Semester 2 census date (early September). 


If you are relying on a USQ Equity Scholarship to purchase your Semester 2 textbooks and study resources, we recommend you consider applying for an interest free Student Financial Loan.  The USQ Equity Scholarship (USQ Bookshop book bursary) funds can be used to repay Student Financial Loans. Please refer to the Student Financial Loan webpage for more information and applications forms or contact Student Services.  


The scheme provides for four different award options:


  • Book Bursary through USQ Bookshop up to $1,500
  • Officeworks Gift Card up to $1,000
  • Coles Gift Card up to $1,000
  • Woolworths Gift Card up to $1,000


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be enrolled in an undergraduate program (bachelor degree, associate degree, diploma) 
  • be either a continuing or commencing student 
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 3 study units in the semester of application (unless extenuating circumstances prevent this)
  • be an Australian Citizen or have permanent resident status

The Government funding received for this scholarship stipulates that students who are International students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Selection criteria

Applicants must meet some or all of the following criteria:  

NOTE: Students can be awarded multiple book bursaries over multiple semesters throughout their study at USQ.

How to apply

Complete the USQ Equity Scholarship Application Form (PDF* 391KB) and post or hand deliver the application and all supporting documents to:

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

Applications will not be accepted by email or fax.

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.

*This file is in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. A free copy of Acrobat Reader may be obtained from Adobe. Users who are unable to access information in PDF should contact Customer Relationship Management Centre, telephone 1800 269 500 to obtain this information in an alternative format.