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John Ross Clancy Indigenous Student Book Bursary

In 2018, USQ will offer two John Ross Clancy Indigenous Student Book Bursaries for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

The late John Ross Clancy was an advocate for Australian Indigenous affairs, and generously bequeathed funds to USQ to advance Australian Indigenous higher education. While John Ross Clancy had many achievements, both he and his wife, Lydia, were active in initiating the Black Women's Action group in the 1970s.


The USQ Bookshop Bursary will have a maximum value of $750.


Applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status
  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia descent
  • commence or continue their studies in a bachelor degree in Semester 1 2018
  • be enrolled at any USQ campus 
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 3 study units in Semester 1 
  • be studying on-campus.

Students demonstrating financial hardship will receive a higher preference for these bursaries.

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.

*This file is in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. A free copy of Acrobat Reader may be obtained from Adobe. Users who are unable to access information in PDF should contact Customer Relationship Management Centre, telephone 1800 269 500 to obtain this information in an alternative format.