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Greenwood-Tomkys Fund Scholarship in Nursing

In 2018, USQ will offer one Greenwood-Tomkys Fund Scholarship in Nursing.

The Greenwood-Tomkys Fund has been established through the Estate of the late Betty Greenwood and in conjunction with her sister the late Valery Tomkys. The principal purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships, bursaries and other educational assistance for students of nursing and other allied health professions and disciplines. Assistance is provided to assist students in financial need to undertake their studies, particularly outside the metropolitan areas.

Betty and Valery together with their sister Lesley are the daughters of Jack and Mary Tomkys and are long term Toowoomba residents who also had farming interests at Murphy’s Creek. The fund is created in memory of the Tomkys family and Betty’s husband Jim.


The scholarship will have a maximum value of $15 000.

Four x $500 Book Bursaries will be awarded to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th placed applications.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian Citizen or have permanent resident status
  • commence their studies in a Bachelor of Nursing in Semester 1 2018
  • be enrolled on-campus at USQ Toowoomba or Ipswich
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 3 study units in each of Semester 1 and Semester 2 of each year of study.

Selection criteria

Applicants must:

How to apply

Complete the 2018 Scholarship Application Form - Commencing USQ Students (PDF*679KB) 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. These 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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