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Felicity Purcell Nursing Bursary

In 2018, USQ will offer one Felicity Purcell Nursing Bursary.

Felicity Purcell was a nursing student at USQ, graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1994. Well-trained and committed, she had a very successful career; first as a paediatric nurse in major public hospitals, and then in the broader medical field both here and overseas, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry where she was widely respected. Following the detection of the early symptoms of breast cancer, Felicity underwent the best medical treatment available, however, sadly, her breast cancer advanced, and she died at 33 years of age in 2008.

This bursary promotes the very best traditions of nursing’s ethos of care for others, as embodied by Felicity Purcell. Specifically, it provides financial assistance to a nursing student who, like Felicity, comes from a rural or remote background.


The bursary will have a maximum value of $2500.



To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status 
  • be from a rural or remote area within Queensland 
  • commence or continue their studies in a Bachelor of Nursing in Semester 1 2018
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 3 study units in each of Semester 1 and Semester 2 
  • be studying on-campus, external or online.

Selection criteria

Applicants must:

How to apply

Students commencing study in Semester 1 2018 must complete the 2018 Scholarship Application Form - Commencing USQ Students (PDF*679KB).

Students continuing study in Semester 1 2018 must complete the 2018 Scholarships Application Form - Continuing USQ Students (PDF*645KB).

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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