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Nola Charlesworth Bursary

In 2018, USQ will offer one Nola Charlesworth Bursary.

The Nola Charlesworth Bursary was made possible through the contribution of Nola Charlesworth and her children. Nola was a long time Deputy Principal at Clifton High School, who had a passion for assisting children with learning difficulties. This Bursary was inspired by her desire to see local Clifton children realise their potential in a University setting. Nola bequeathed money in her will to create a bursary is for Clifton High School students who enrol at USQ. Her children also have contributed additional funds, inspired by their mother’s generosity and mutual desire to see Clifton High School students succeed.


The bursary will have a maximum value of $1000.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian Citizen or have permanent resident status 
  • be a graduate of the Clifton High School 
  • commence their studies in a bachelor degree in Semester 1 2018
  • be enrolled on-campus at USQ Toowoomba 
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 1 study unit in Semester 1.

Selection criteria

Applicants must:

  • submit a personal statement (one page maximum) outlining:
    • a description of your aspirations and career goals for the future
    • why you think you should be considered for the bursary
  • provide evidence of academic achievement, e.g. high school report card or post-secondary academic history, as applicable
  • demonstrate a history of involvement within your school, extracurricular activities or within your local community 
  • provide evidence of financial hardship.  Refer to "Frequently asked questions - What documents should I attach to show financial hardship?"

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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