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The University of Queensland Cairngorm-Kurrajong Scholarship Endowment, Australia 2024

Application is now open for the Cairngorm-Kurrajong Scholarship Endowment at the University of Queensland. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of Queensland and Scholarship

The public research University of Queensland is situated in Brisbane, which serves as both the state capital of Queensland and the location of its main campus. The Queensland government established UQ, the oldest university in each state, as one of the six sandstone institutions in 1909. Furthermore, it has held this distinction for the longest among the six universities. In addition, UQ is a founder member of edX, the top Eight organization in Australia, as well as the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, a group that promotes global research.

The main St. Lucia campus occupies a sizable chunk of the inner-city community of St. Lucia, which is situated next to a river, southwest of Brisbane’s downtown business district. There are further UQ locations in Queensland, however, the Gatton campus and Mayne Medical School are the two most important ones. Only two of the places that UQ maintains are the UQ-Ochsner Clinical School in Louisiana, United States, and the UQ North America headquarters in Washington, D.C.


The university has six faculties, a graduate school, and a college that grants associate, bachelor, master, doctoral, and advanced doctorate degrees. More than 100 research institutions and centers are hosted at UQ, including the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Boeing Research and Technology Australia Center, Molecular Bioscience Institute, and UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation. The institution has recently been involved in some notable research projects, such as the development of high-performance superconducting MRI magnets for on-the-go scanning of human limbs and the discovery of the HPV vaccine that prevents cervical cancer.

117 Rhodes Scholars, 117 Olympians with multiple gold medals, two Nobel laureates (Peter C. Doherty and John Harsanyi), and more than 100 are among its former workers and alumni. 

Under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative, the Alumni Friends Society created the Cairngorm-Kurrajong Scholarship Endowment in 2021. The scholarship is named in honor of all Book Group volunteers, past and present: Kurrajong is the name of the Long Pocket building, which serves as the Book Fair team’s “new home,” and Cairngorm was the name of the original St. Lucia campus “Book House,” which served as the headquarters of the Alumni Friends and Book Fair teams. The UQ Residential Scholarships Scheme includes this scholarship. You only need to submit one application to be evaluated for all scholarships in this scheme.

Details about the Cairngorm-Kurrajong Scholarship Endowment at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: At least $4,500

Number of awards: Up to 2

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment Status: Future UQ student

Eligibility Criteria for Cairngorm-Kurrajong Scholarship Endowment

Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be qualified for the Cairngorm-Kurrajong Scholarship Endowment at the University of Queensland:

  • be a domestic student in the year of the award
  • are enrolled or plan to enroll in a bachelor’s degree (including dual and integrated programs) during the scholarship year.
  • are a commencing student with no previous tertiary study at a bachelor level or above
  • can prove their financial plight
  • is presently residing at or plans to move into an Approved Accommodation Provider.

Note: The Scholarship will be given based on financial need.

Application Process for Cairngorm-Kurrajong Scholarship Endowment

Interested and qualified applicants should complete the application form. Each applicant will need their:

  • QTAC reference number.
  • evidence of financial hardship such as Centrelink statements, ATO statements, family income, etc. 
  • regional/rural/remote residency

Use these tips for putting together a great application to help you through this procedure.

What Next

As soon as they get your application, the school will email you to let you know. After completing your application, if you don’t get a confirmation email in two working days, contact them at


UQ Residential Scholarships Rules (PDF, 568.37 KB)

The Application Deadline is: 29 January 2024

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other Australia scholarships here.