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Alan Edwards Memorial Scholarship

In 2018, USQ will offer one Alan Edwards Memorial Scholarship.

Alan Edwards AM MBE (1925–2003) was an accomplished actor and the founding Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company in Brisbane. Alan was considered a major contributor to the artistic life of Queensland and was awarded a Member of the British Empire and Member of the Order of Australia for his services to theatre. He was also made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Southern Queensland. The Alan Edwards Scholarship was established in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the arts community and to theatre at USQ. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit, annually to a third-year USQ Toowoomba student pursuing a major in Theatre.


The scholarship will have a maximum value of $4000.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian Citizen or have permanent resident status 
  • continue their studies in a Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in Theatre in Semester 1 2018
  • be entering the third year of the degree 
  • be enrolled at Toowoomba campus 
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 3 study units in each of Semester 1 and Semester 2 
  • be studying on-campus.

Selection criteria

Applicants must:

  • submit a personal statement indicating how the scholarship will assist them to achieve their future career plans
  • provide evidence of academic achievement (transcript of results)
  • have a current Grade Point Average of at least 5.0

How to apply

Complete the 2018 Scholarships Application Form - Continuing USQ Students (PDF*645KB), and post or 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 can also be delivered to Student Services at Ipswich or Springfield Campuses.

If you are lodging multiple applications, you must complete separate application forms, each with a set of supporting documents. The Scholarships Office does not copy supporting documents. Multiple applications may be posted/delivered in the same envelope as long as they are stapled separately.

Applications will be accepted if posted on the due date (must be date stamped by Australia Post).

Applications will not be accepted via fax or email.



Closing date

Applications close at 5pm Friday 27 October 2017.

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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