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The Cole Lawson Communications Scholarship University of Queensland, Australia 2023

The University of Queensland is accepting applications for its partially funded Cole Lawson Communications Scholarship.

About the University of Queensland and Scholarship

Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia, serves as the primary location for the public research institution known as the University of Queensland (UQ). The Queensland government established UQ in 1909, and it is one of the six sandstone universities, an informal title for each state’s oldest university. The University of Queensland is ranked second in Australia and 42nd in the world in 2023, according to a compilation of the three most renowned global university rankings. UQ is also a founding member of edX, the top Group of Eight in Australia, and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, which does extensive worldwide research.

The university offers associate, bachelor, master, doctoral, and advanced doctorate degrees through a college, a graduate school, and six faculties. The Institute for Molecular Bioscience, the Boeing Research and Technology Australia Centre, the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and the UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation are all located at UQ.


The university is also well-known in several engineering fields. It is ranked third in mining and minerals engineering, 76-100th in chemical engineering, 76-100th in civil engineering, 101-150th in material science and engineering, and 101-150th in electrical and electronic engineering.

According to the number of research publications that were published in prestigious journals, UQ ranked first in the world for biodiversity conservation and top 10 in 13 other categories in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) first-ever global topic rankings. UQ’s research in biomedical and clinical health sciences, technology, engineering, biological sciences, chemical sciences, environmental sciences, and physical sciences had a higher ranking (rating 5) than the global average.

Cole Lawson Communications is very interested in rewarding a dedicated student who can show a strong interest in and dedication to pursuing a career in communication or public relations. All undergraduate communication majors enrolled in programs offered by the School of Communication and Arts who have passed the necessary courses are eligible for the Cole Lawson Communications Scholarship. During the time the winner retains the Scholarship, Cole Lawson may provide a vacation internship at any Cole Lawson location for a period that is decided by Cole Lawson in agreement with the recipient.

Details about The Cole Lawson Communications Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: Cole Lawson Communications/University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: $3,000

Number of awards: One

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment status: Current UQ student

Eligibility Criteria for The Cole Lawson Communications Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Cole Lawson Communications Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

  • have completed the following programs successfully:
    • COMU1052
    • COMU1152
    • 4 units of COMU-codes courses at level 2 or higher
  • hold no other scholarship that the dean of the School of Communication and Arts deems comparable.

Selection Criteria

  • academic excellence;
  • passion in and dedication to pursue a profession in communication or public relations;
  • great level of writing ability;
  • motivation and other personal characteristics, including capacity for leadership;
  • anything else the selection committee feels is important to your success in the field of public relations or communication in the future.

Application Process for The Cole Lawson Communications Scholarship

Fill out the application form. You’ll need to provide a written response to two short answer questions and one 1000-word question as part of your application. This year’s questions can be found in the application form. Use these tips for putting together a great application to help you through this process.


Cole Lawson Scholarship Rules (PDF, 107.46 KB)

What Next?

When the admissions office receives your application, they will email you to let you know. Email them at if you have not heard from them after two days of applying. They will forward your application to a selection panel for assessment if they determine that you are qualified. They will send you a written notification if you are successful.

The Application Deadline is: 27 August 2023

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