Application is now open for the Colin and Betty Elworthy King’s College Residential Scholarship at the University of Queensland. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.
About the University of Queensland and Scholarship
The first university in the state, the University of Queensland, was legally established on April 16, 1910, when the first UQ Senate’s nominees were published in the official gazette. A State Parliament Act from 1909 laid the foundation for it. The Old Government House on George Street in Brisbane was where education first began in 1911. In the first year, there were 83 scholars, divided across the three colleges of arts, science, and engineering (60 males and 23 women).
Immediately following World War One, the University outgrew its inner-city home. The Medical School is currently located on a second property that was purchased in Victoria Park in 1922. Four years later, Dr. James O’Neil Mayne and his sister Miss Mary Emelia Mayne donated funds to buy the St. Lucia property that now houses the university’s main campus. The first structure, afterward known as the Forgan Smith structure in honor of the then-premier, was finished in 1939 after construction on the St. Lucia site began. It served as the cutting-edge command center for the Allied Land Forces in the South West Pacific during World War II.
The University and the Queensland Agricultural College, the State’s two oldest institutions of higher learning, combined in 1990 in what is now Gatton, 80 kilometers west of Brisbane, considerably increasing enrollments. The two schools have worked together on research and teaching projects since 1897 when the erstwhile Queensland Agricultural College first opened its doors to students. In 1999, UQ constructed a substantial campus in Ipswich, the capital of the province, using the space formerly occupied by the Challinor Centre mental health facility. Up until 2016, UQ continued to provide instruction at the USQ Ipswich campus to help certain students finish their degrees. However, the University of Southern Queensland was awarded access to this campus in January 2015.
Under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative, King’s College established the Colin and Betty Elworthy King’s College Residential Scholarship in 2021. The endowment fund’s earnings are used to sustain the scholarship. This award is a component of the UQ Residential Scholarships Program. You only need to submit one application to be considered for all scholarships in this scheme.
Details about Colin and Betty Elworthy King’s College Residential Scholarship at the University of Queensland:
Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia
Scholarship Value: At least $4,500
Number of awards: Up to 5
Study level: Undergraduate
Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia
Enrolment Status: Future UQ student
Eligibility Criteria for Colin and Betty Elworthy King’s College Residential Scholarship
Applicants are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be qualified for the Colin and Betty Elworthy King’s College Residential Scholarship at the University of Queensland:
- are a domestic student
- can provide proof of financial necessity
- are enrolled or plan to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program in science, including dual and integrated programs, in the year the grant is given.
- are a commencing student in 2023
- are or plan to be a resident at King’s College.
Note: This grant will be given to a student whose program heavily incorporates science and who has demonstrated financial need.
Application Procedure for Colin and Betty Elworthy King’s College Residential Scholarship
Fill out the online application form. Applicants will need:
- proof of financial hardship such as Centrelink statements, ATO statements, family income, etc.
Please Note: When your application has been received, the scholarship office will email you to let you know. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t hear from them within two working days of submitting your application.
Use these tips for putting together a great application to help you through this process.
The Application Deadline is: 29 January 2024
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