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Economics Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship at the University of Queensland, Australia 2024

Application is now open for the Economics Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship 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 University of Queensland (UQ), also known as Queensland University, is a public research university situated primarily in Brisbane, the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland. Established in 1909 by the Queensland parliament, UQ holds the distinction of being one of the six sandstone universities, representing the oldest university in each state. UQ is also a founding member of edX, a leading Group of Eight in Australia, and an active participant in the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, contributing to international research endeavors.

The St Lucia campus, located in the inner suburb of St Lucia, southwest of the Brisbane central business district, serves as the main hub for UQ’s academic activities. The university’s footprint extends across various campuses and facilities throughout Queensland, with notable locations including the Gatton campus and the Mayne Medical School. UQ’s global presence includes the UQ North America office in Washington D.C. and the UQ-Ochsner Clinical School in Louisiana, United States. Offering a comprehensive range of academic programs, UQ provides associate, bachelor, master, doctoral, and higher doctorate degrees through its college, graduate school, and six faculties.

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The Economics Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship at UQ is designed to support students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background who possess a keen interest in economics and demonstrate a genuine need for financial assistance. This initiative reflects UQ’s commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity in education, ensuring that individuals from Indigenous backgrounds have the opportunity to pursue their academic goals in the field of economics.

Details about Economics Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: Up to 100% tuition fee waiver

Number of awards: May vary

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Enrolment Status: Future UQ student, Current UQ student

Eligibility Criteria for Economics Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Economics Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship at the University of Queensland:

  • be an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Are enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in the year of the award in the Bachelor of Economics or dual degree
  • Able to prove their financial necessity
  • Don’t have another scholarship that the school head considers comparable.
  • Having not finished any previous coursework at the bachelor’s or higher level.

Selection Criteria

The university will consider:

  • displayed financial need
  • demonstrated interest in economics
  • academic accomplishment and ability
  • personal qualities, including leadership potential.

Application Process for Economics Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship

Interested and eligible for Economics Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship using the online application form. Each candidate will need:

  • Information on your prior academic successes
  • Proof of your incapacity to get cash or your financial necessity (such as an ATO or Centrelink declaration)
  • A 500-word maximum written response to each of the following questions:
  1. Describe your need for the scholarship, your financial situation, and how it will help you. 
  2. What draws you to studying economics and what goals do you have for your studies?
  3. Describe your attributes. You can add examples of your potential for leadership, information about your care for others, your community participation, your accomplishments in art or sports, or anything else you think is important.
  • Additional pertinent supporting materials for your application

Documentation attesting to your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status will also be required. Usually, an official document with the common seal of a community organization would be used for this. In cases of extraordinary circumstances, statutory declarations and other types of paperwork could be taken into account. 

Please zip up all of your supporting files using the following file name convention:

LASTNAME-firstname-supporting-documents.zip

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

What Next?

After you submit your application, the scholarship office will contact you to acknowledge it, and they will write to let you know the results. If you make the shortlist, they’ll get in touch with you to set up an interview.

Rules

UQ Economics Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship rules (PDF, 138.01 KB)

The Application Deadline is: February 2024

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

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