Application is now open for the Slade Scholarship at the University of Queensland. Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.
About the University of Queensland and Scholarship
A State Parliament Act created the University of Queensland in 1909, and it was officially constituted on April 16, 1910, with the gazette of appointments to the first UQ Senate. The initial lessons were held in 1911 in Brisbane’s Old Government House on George Street. There were three faculties and 83 students (60 men and 23 women) in the first year.
Following World War I, the University swiftly expanded and exceeded its inner-city location. In 1922, a second property in Victoria Park (now utilized by the Medical School) was purchased. Dr. James O’Neil Mayne and his sister Miss Mary Emelia Mayne provided funds four years later to acquire the St Lucia land where the University’s main campus is presently located. Construction on the St Lucia site began in 1937, and the first structure was completed in 1939, named the Forgan Smith structure after the Premier at the time. During WWII, it served as the Allied Land Forces’ advance headquarters in the South West Pacific.
In 1990, the University merged with the Queensland Agricultural College at (now Gatton), 80 kilometers west of Brisbane, resulting in the merger of the State’s two oldest higher education institutions and a major increase in enrolment. The former Queensland Agricultural College first enrolled students in 1897, and the two colleges had a long history of teaching and research partnership.
In 1999, UQ established a significant campus in the provincial capital of Ipswich, replacing the Challinor Centre mental health hospital. This campus was transferred to the University of Southern Queensland in January 2015, however, UQ continued to teach at the USQ Ipswich campus until 2016 to assist certain students with their studies. UQ’s primary clinical health and research teaching facility at Herston, which opened in 2010, is currently the university’s third campus. In 20 topics, UQ was rated among the top 50 worldwide universities in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021. In terms of sports-related subjects, UQ is first in Australia, second globally, and third globally in terms of mineral & mining engineering.
Mr. W. B. Slade’s donations to the university helped establish the Slade Scholarship. With interest that has accumulated, these donations have given the scholarship a capital value of $2,000.
Details about the Slade Scholarship at the University of Queensland:
Scholarship Sponsor: University of Queensland, Australia
Scholarship Value: Equal to the annual income from the fund
Number of awards: 1
Study level: Undergraduate
Host Institution(s): University of Queensland, Australia
Enrolment Status: Current UQ student
Eligibility Criteria for Slade Scholarship
You qualify if, during the first semester, you:
- are enrolled in a third-year undergraduate course of study for the UQ Bachelor of Agricultural Science.
- have a full-time enrollment.
Note: In the second year of your study, the university will take into account your Grade Point Average (GPA). Your application is kept private and is only used to determine if you qualify for the scholarship.
Application Procedure for Slade Scholarship
Fill out the Slade Scholarship online application form, during your second year of the program, you must attach documentation proving your academic success. Every step of your application may be saved, allowing you to restart it whenever you choose.
Before submitting your application, be certain to include any supporting documentation. the closing date, 11.59 PM AEST, is the deadline for online applications. To assist you in this process, make use of the tips for putting together a great application. To let you know that they have received your application, the admissions office will email you.
The Submission Deadline is: 22 September 2023
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