- be an Alumnus of USQ* returning to study a subsequent undergraduate degree or postgraduate coursework program with USQ
- be commencing or continuing their studies in Semester 1 2019
- be enrolled in a minimum of 2 study units in Semester 1 and Semester 2
- not be an externally sponsored government funded PhD student
- have not been awarded this scholarship previously
- be studying on-campus, external or online
* Have completed an award program (as defined in the USQ Policy and Procedure Library) from the University of Southern Queensland or one of its predecessor institutions: Queensland Institute of Technology Darling Downs, Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, or University College of Southern Queensland.