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The University of Queensland Macoun Family Scholarship in Finance, Australia 2024

Application is now open for the Macoun Family Scholarship in Finance 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 public research institution known as the University of Queensland (UQ, or Queensland University) is principally located in Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. Australia reorganized its higher education system in 1990, doing away with the distinction between universities and schools of advanced study. To create the new UQ Gatton campus, the university and Queensland Agricultural College amalgamated during this transition. One of Australia’s first campuses to be fully web-enabled was UQ Ipswich, which started operating in 1999.

Queensland Greats Awards were given to The University of Queensland in 2010. UQ joined edX, a global network of massive open online courses (MOOCs), in May 2013. The first four UQx courses, which began in May 2014, focus on hypersonics, tropical coastal ecosystems, biomedical imaging, and the science of daily thought.


There are 11 residential colleges at the University of Queensland, with 10 of them being on the St. Lucia campus and one on the Gatton campus. The residential colleges’ organizing and representing organization, the University of Queensland Intercollege Council, oversees all athletic and cultural activities and contests. Besides the three campuses, UQ offers other research and educational facilities. These places are largely used for research because it cannot be done on campus. However, they also house buildings that were leaders in education before the current campuses were built.

Numerous notable alumni have come from UQ. Several famous examples are Peter C. Doherty, who received the “Triple Crown of Acting” after winning the Primetime Emmy, Tony, and Academy Awards, and the laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. Tim Munro, the recipient of three Grammy Awards, Geoffrey Rush, Sir Gerard Brennan, and Sir Harry Gibbs, past Chief Justices of Australia, and the founder and officer of the Order of Australia of the worldwide non-profit “Hear and Say.” King’s College London’s Dimity Dornan is its president. 

Alumnus of UQ Ian Macoun (Bachelor of Commerce ’74, Grad Dip Advanced Accounting ’77, and Master Financial Management ’90), his family, and the directors of the Macoun Charitable Foundation created the Macoun Family Scholarship in Finance in 2021. Opportunities for work experience with businesses connected to the Macoun family may also be beneficial to you.

Details about the Macoun Family Scholarship in Finance at the University of Queensland:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarship Value: $12,500 per year

Number of awards: Up to 5

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia

Eligibility Criteria for Macoun Family Scholarship in Finance

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Macoun Family Scholarship in Finance at the University of Queensland:

  • Are female
  • Be a domestic student
  • Completed high school in a Queensland public school outside of the Brisbane metropolitan region
  • Are currently enrolled or plan to enroll full-time as a commencing student in the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) with a stated major in finance.

Selection Criteria

  • Your academic success
  • Your dedication to a career in finance, fund management, or investment management
  • Any other factor the selection committee deems important to your success in the future.

Application Procedure for Macoun Family Scholarship in Finance

Interested candidates should fill out the scholarship application form and attach the below documents:

  • A statement outlining your commitment to a career in finance, fund management, or investment management; a high school reference; 
  • A study report; proof that you live outside of metropolitan Brisbane; 
  • Any other records you deem pertinent regarding your academic standing or volunteer work.

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


Macoun Family Scholarship in Finance rules (PDF, 120.27 KB)

Note: When the scholarship office receives your application, they will email you to let you know. Soon following the deadline, the selection committee will convene, and you will be informed in writing of the results. 

The Application Deadline is: 26 January 2024

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