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Bellmaine French Appreciation Travelling Scholarship

In 2018, USQ will offer one Bellmaine French Appreciation Travelling Scholarship.

This scholarship has been created through a bequest to USQ by the late Mr Keith Bellmaine, a long-time financial patron and friend to the University of Southern Queensland. Keith and his late wife, Beryl, had been involved with USQ for many years and left many wonderful legacies, such as The Bellmaine Wing in the Phoenix Building. Mr Bellmaine had a strong interest in the French culture and he desired to give young students the ability to nurture friendship and communication between Australia and France. The scholarship encourages the winner to further education, while also participating actively in the French community through employment and community activities.


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


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status
  • be able to travel and take up the scholarship within 2 years of scholarship acceptance
  • continue their studies in a bachelor degree in Semester 1 2018
  • have completed a minimum of 8 USQ courses  
  • 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 or online
  • have completed a bachelor degree of full-time study at USQ within the last 12 months.

Selection criteria

Applicants must:

  • submit a personal statement outlining:
    • a description of your career aims and goals 
    • how the scholarship will assist you with personal development, academic advancement and to achieve your future career plans
  • include two referee reports; one non-academic character statement and one academic referee that knows your university work well 
  • indicate which French university or academy you intend to enrol at (recipients may study at more than one institution) outlining:
    • the details of the course study 
    • the length of the course (including dates) 
    • the reason for selecting the course/s
  • be able to show evidence of your ability to support youself financially while in France 
  • provide evidence of academic achievement.

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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Further information regarding studying in France can be found at