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External scholarships

USQ students are often eligible to apply for scholarships offered by other organisations and Australian Government departments. If you have any questions, please contact the organisation offering the scholarship directly.

Organisation  Details Closing Date
The Roberta Sykes Harvard Club Scholarship

The Harvard Club of Australia Group is the organisation for Harvard alumni. Formed in 1961, the club’s aim is to promote fellowship amongst alumni and to assist Australians wishing to study at Harvard. For more information on the club and its programs, please visit

The Roberta Sykes Harvard Club Scholarship provides funding to Indigenous postgraduate students who wish to undertake study at Harvard University.

The value of the scholarship is up to $60,000 per annum to be paid over the course of the Scholar’s study. The Scholarship covers university and college fees, travel costs and living expenses. Only one Scholarship will be available at any point in time. Consequently, each Scholarship will be offered in the year following the expiry of the previous recipient’s tenure.

For more information on how to apply please visit the website.

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Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law

The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation offers two post-graduate scholarship in law: the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law and the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law.  Each is tenable at a prestigious overseas university.

The scholarship program is partially supported by funds from the Australian Government.

Scholarships provide emoluments up to AU$75,000 per annum to meet compulsory university fees and charges and to contribute towards the cost of books, equipment, living and travel.

The secure online application form is available from the Menzies Foundation website at

For queries about the guidelines or questions in the form, please contact the Menzies Foundation at

2015 Career FAQs Scholarship

Have you been thinking about studying, but need some encouragement to take the leap?

We're committed to doing whatever we can to help you achieve your study and career goals!

The Career FAQs Scholarship will award one deserving individual $2,000 to put towards the cost of a study program.

Whether you're nearing the end of high school and thinking about enrolling in an undergraduate degree, have been dreaming about making a long overdue career change, or simply want the freedom to upskill, this could be your ticket.

Read through the information on the website to find out if you're eligible, and start preparing your application!


2016 Mexican Government Scholarships for International Students

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) invites foreign citizens who are interested in studying for a specialization, master’s degree or doctorate, conducting graduate or postdoctoral research, or taking part in an undergraduate or graduate-level academic mobility program, to participate in the 2016 Mexican Government Scholarship Program for International Students.

The scholarships are offered to more than 180 countries through a series of bilateral conventions, multilateral programs and special agreements. More than 70 Mexican institutions participate and all offer academic programs registered with the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) as National Quality Graduate Programs. These programs demonstrate the progress made by Mexico in the sciences and humanities.

Please visit our website for more information.

Pest-Ex Pest Control Scholarship for Science Students

Scholarship: $800

Applicant must be a full-time student at a college or university. The scholarship is available to students in the Bachelor studies of Science.  We will also consider students who are currently undertaking masters or honours studies in the area of Science.

In order to be eligible, students must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident enrolled as a full time junior or senior in Science program at the University. We will also accept students who are studying on a global level.

For information on how to apply, please visit the website.

Aqua Vista Glass Physical Education Teaching Scholarships


Each semester we are offering 5 scholarships of $2,000 to students throughout Australia studying an education degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) with a focus on physical education.

The directors of Aqua Vista Glass will assess applications based on a range of factors including each candidate’s:

  • demonstrated interest in teaching physical education;
  • evidence of academic achievement; and
  • planned use of the funds.

Students are only eligible to receive one scholarship. Successful applicants will not be considered for future Aqua Vista Glass scholarships.


To apply for the scholarship, candidates should

  1. be studying an education degree (whether undergraduate or postgraduate), with a desire to enter the teaching profession;
  2. submit an essay of no more than one page (300 words) outlining their interest and background in teaching physical education as well as how they intend to use the scholarship proceeds to advance their goal of teaching physical education; and
  3. submit a formal transcript of their academic results.

A reference from a lecturer or tutor, while not required, will be looked upon favourably.

Apply on line Aqua Vista Glass Physical Education Teaching Scholarships

Roberta Sykes Fellowship
The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation provides partial funding for Indigenous postgraduate students to undertake research, at a recognised overseas academic institution, as part of their Australian postgraduate study program. The period of study at the overseas institution can vary from a few months to a year.

The value of the Scholarship is up to $20,000, depending on the period of study.

For more information please visit the website.
Roberta Sykes Bursary
The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation provides partial funding for Indigenous Australians to undertake short, executive education courses at recognised overseas academic institutions. In many cases, the candidate’s employer contributes the other half of the costs.

The value of the Bursary is up to $20,000.

For more information please visit the website.
Roberta Sykes Scholarship
The Roberta Sykes Scholarship provides supplementary financial assistance to Indigenous postgraduate students who wish to undertake studies at recognised overseas universities.

The value of the Scholarship is up to $30,000 for the period of one year, paid directly to the recipient in equal instalments at the start of each semester or term, subject to satisfactory academic progress. Applicants may reapply for the Scholarship in subsequent years.

For details on how to apply please visit the Roberta Sykes Scholarship website.
Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples' Education Fund


People with disabilities of any age living in Australia may apply for any assistance to help with both formal and informal education. While people may need assistance to complete the application, we would like a letter in the persons own words telling us why they want to learn.

For many, a small financial grant will enable them to undertake a course. This education fund is about helping people complete or undertake courses and programs through providing small grants.

Our fund is looking to distribute small six monthly grants of up to $2,500 to assist people with disabilities to continue their learning.

For more information and to access the application please visit the website.

MEDIQ Financial Scholarship & International Internship

The MEDIQ Financial Scholarship & International Internship is dedicated to students who study accounting and would be interested in learning the ins and outs of a firm that is located in the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia. The winner will receive a cash amount of AUD $1,000 initially and AUD $500 per week to be able to live and support their endeavours whilst working 8.30am – 5.30pm in our vibrant Melbourne office. The placement will require working 5 days a week (Monday to Friday) for 2 months.

To enter for a chance to win the MEDIQ Financial Scholarship and International Internship you must be studying Accounting, Finance or Financial Planning at an accredited international university or college.

Please visit the website for more detailed information on eligibility, selection criteria and how to apply.

Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships will be provided for 16-24 year old LGBTIQ* students who desire to undertake full-time education at a public or private secondary school (final year) or public institution of higher education in Australia. It will be for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts.

Scholarships will be granted for a period of one year and a scholars application form needs to be submitted by 1 October each year. However, an existing Scholarship holder is entitled to reapply for the Scholarship should they comply with the goals enshrined in The Pinnacle Foundation Criteria and Process Policy. If during the course of full time studies exceptional circumstances arise which require a Scholar to reduce study load the Foundation will compassionately consider such a request from the Scholar.

The Pinnacle Foundation has two Scholarships available each year:

  • The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship of $3000 for the first year of tertiary studies and $2000 for subsequent years. For Year 12 students the scholarship amount is $2000; and
  • Sponsored and Named Scholarships $5,000 for first year of tertiary studies and $3000 for subsequent years.

For more information regarding eligibility and how to apply for this scholarship, please visit the website.

AlphaCC Scholarships

The Alpha Computer Consultants Digital Design Scholarship

Alpha Computer Consultants is an Adobe Certified Training Provider, running courses in graphic design, web and print production, colour management and video and multimedia.

Scholarship Aim

Our aim is to provide assistance to graduates in a design or related academic field and help them develop their creative and design talents.

Scholarship Inclusion

The successful candidate will have access to a Level 1, 2 and 3 (if level 3 is available) course in any of our Adobe courses such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:-

  • Be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a part time or full time student at an Australian College or University. The applicant must be able to show which tertiary education establishment they are attending
  • Be enrolled and studying in a design course.

For further information applicants should email

Arro Home Design Scholarship

The Arro Home Design Scholarship will be awarded to one talented up-and-comer (currently enrolled in university or TAFE) whose vision, like ours, is creative, contemporary, and driven by personality. For Arro Home, this is all about encouraging a talented and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about design.

The program will provide the chosen individual with a unique behind-the-scenes mentoring opportunity that aims to encourage and inspire. The recipient will develop important relationships and gain invaluable practical experience, helping them to push forward in the design industry.

The recipient will receive:

  • The opportunity to spend a day working with Arro Home’s creative director, Beci Orpin, in her studio; and
  • $500 worth of Arro Home products.

    For information on How to Apply, please visit the website.

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    Menulog Scholarship

    Menulog is offering a scholarship of AUD $1500 towards a student’s living and tuition fees and an opportunity to learn about online businesses and marketing from key staff within our company.

    The applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for the scholarship:

    - Student must be studying in the following: Marketing, Business, IT, Digital Design or any e-business related field
    - Full-time student and applicant must be able to prove that they are studying at a tertiary institution

    How to apply
    All applicants should email the following to

    - Resume/CV
    - Course and tertiary institution name of where applicant studies
    - A letter outlining as to why this scholarship can help your career (maximum of 400 words)

    For more information please visit the Menulog Scholarship website.

    The Henry Carus + Associates
    Visionary Scholarship

    The Henry Carus + Associates Visionary Scholarship is an award designed for Australian law students who share our passion for courage, determination, and justice. It’s aimed at helping them increase their skills and industry knowledge, to assist with their ongoing education expenses, and to provide an outlet for them to share their own unique vision with the world.

    The challenge

    To enter this year’s Henry Carus + Associates Visionary Scholarship, answer the following question in 500 words:

    Why should common law compensation rights be maintained in Australia?

    Your answer must be your own original work, and your argument should be presented in a compelling, thought-provoking manner. The winning entry will be chosen by Henry Carus + Associates founder and principal, Henry Carus, and the winner will receive a cheque for $1,000 to be used towards their next semester of study.

    For more information on how to apply, please visit our website.

    Course Finder Scholarship


    The CourseFinder Scholarship is open to:

    • Australian citizens and permanent residents
    • Anyone currently studying, or planning to commence studying in the near future

    How to apply

    We don’t want anyone to miss out, so please ensure you follow the steps below:

    1. In 500 words or less, answer the following question: ‘How would this scholarship help open doorways for you?’
    2. Let us know the name of the course you’re currently studying, or planning to enrol in, as well as who provides it.
    3. Attach a current copy of your resume, including your contact details: full name, address and contact number.
    4. Email your application to

    Selection criteria

    The CourseFinder scholarship was established to help one inspiring individual reach their goals, so make sure you let us know how it could change your path. We’ll be awarding the scholarship to the person we feel provides the most articulate, ambitious and passionate response – do whatever you can to make your application stand out!



    For more information please visit our website.

    Fifty Acres Scholarship

    As a virtual agency, Fifty Acres is a huge believer in the opportunities that the Internet provides for companies, small businesses and careers. We’re also a huge believer in providing students with the opportunity and tools to succeed in the communications industry.

    Combining these two passions, each year Fifty Acres is offering a scholarship for two students enrolled in a certificate, diploma or degree relating to media or communications to assist with their study costs. These include:

    • One scholarship of $500 for a communications or media student from regional or rural Australia
    • One scholarship of $500 for an Indigenous communications or media student.

    If you would like to apply for one of these scholarships, please send an email outlining which scholarship you are applying for, a copy of your academic record, two references from lecturers and 300 words about your plans for a future in the communications industry to by 31 December 2015.


    Lac Lawyers Scholarship

    To be eligible to enter for a chance to win the LAC Lawyers $1,000 scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

    • Enrolled full time in an accredited tertiary educational institution
    • Studying at any level including, but not limited to: Undergraduate, Masters, Doctorate, Post Graduate Diplomas
    • Be able and willing to supply proof of their attendance to an accredited University in Australia

    Value: AUD$1,000 grant to be used for you to attend a legal related conference or event, to assist with your research or to further your education and a congratulatory post and a certificate accrediting you as the greatest submission received.

    For more information about how to apply please visit the Lac Lawyers Scholarship website.

    National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

    The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) scholarship is designed to support women in all fields of construction.

    The National Association of Women in Construction’s mission is to raise the profile of women working in the construction industry and be a positive instrument for change in the construction industry. The National Association of Women in Construction started in 1995 and has strived to build the organisation to encourage and support women in the construction and related affiliated industries.

    Recipients of the NAWIC scholarship are encouraged to promote the scholarship on campus at the following year's launch, attend a NAWIC QLD / NT event or seminar during the year the scholarship is awarded and share their experiences with the group.

    Recipients of the NAWIC scholarship are encouraged to attend two NAWIC Education and Mentoring Committee Meetings (held monthly) during the year the scholarship is awarded to share their thoughts and suggestions with the NAWIC team.

    NAWIC Qld will provide an opportunity for the scholarship recipient to provide input to the quarterly NAWIC Qld newsletters, in the form of either an article or short university update.

    The Scholarship is valued at $2,500 for one year paid in two instalments of $1,250.

    Please send your submission to with the subject line "NAWIC Scholarship 2016 Application – University of Southern Queensland, Applicant's Name"

    Bend + Mend Musculoskeletal Injury Management Scholarship

    About Bend + Mend

    Bend + Mend is a leading Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates studio with clinics in Sydney’s CBD and a head office based in Sydney’s Martin Place. Bend + Mend are always on the lookout for bright and ambitious individuals who wish to claim the Bend + Mend Musculoskeletal Injury Management Scholarship. We will accept students from across Australia and also students who are studying abroad who have the ability to work remotely.

    Scholarship Details

    Scholarship: $1,000*

    Status: Currently Open

    Submit your applications to:

    Scholarship Eligibility

    Applicant must be a full-time student at a college or university. The Scholarship is available to students in the following areas:

    • Physiotherapy
    • Exercise Science/Physiology
    • Pilates

    How to Apply For and Win the Bend + Mend Scholarship

    In 500 words or less, explain how this Scholarship would assist you in developing your passion for exercise therapy, such as Pilates, in the management of musculoskeletal injuries or conditions during your studies. Please send this in pdf or Word document format. All resumes must include two references and a current academic transcript. In your cover letter, please address why you would like to be considered for this programme.

    For more information please visit the website.

    Bayside Psychotherapy scholarship

    Why are we offering this scholarship?

    The need to raise awareness of mental health, psychotherapy and counselling in the community

    We have been approached by a number of students requesting placement opportunities and the chance to work directly with patients. Our high standards of patient care, and desire to support the development of student health practitioners has prompted the creation of a mini scholarship. 

    This includes a $500 contribution towards a student’s education, plus up to a half-day mentorship and experience in the operation, management and provision of services in a clinical environment.

    This scholarship would suit students who aim to operate their own clinic in the future.

    Please visit our website for more information on how to apply.


    Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Clinical Placement Scholarships in an Aboriginal Medical Service


    The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Continuing Professional Development is funded by Australian Government Department of Health and administered by Australian College of Nursing. The scheme is an Australian Government initiative to support students enrolled in an entry level nursing or midwifery course to undertake a clinical placement in an Aboriginal Medical Service.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing or midwifery students are encouraged to apply.

    Application dates


    Applications are now open for clinical placements commenced in 2014 that meet the below eligibility criteria and will commence within three months of submitting your application. Applications are open year round; please ensure that you do not apply for placements outside of this timeframe.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Clinical placement scholarships are available to nursing and midwifery students who meet the following criteria:

    • Australian citizen or permanent resident
    • enrolled in an accredited nursing or midwifery course that results in a recognised entry level nursing or midwifery qualification 
    • wish to participate in a clinical placement at an Aboriginal Medical Service

    Successful applicants will be required to have completed cultural competence training before commencing the placement. At some clinical placement locations, cultural competence training may be provided by the AMS

    This scholarship can only be awarded once during a student's course of study. Current undergraduate NAHSSS scholarship holders are eligible to apply.

    Value of scholarship

    The maximum total value of the Scholarship is $11,000.

    Payments may be made for:

    • Travel
    • Accommodation and living expenses only if a scholar is required to relocate from home to complete the placement 
    • Supervision payment to the AMS or hosting organisation.
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    Relocation Scholarship

    The Relocation Scholarship is an annual payment for eligible Austudy, Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY Living Allowance customers who have to live away from the family home to study. You’ll receive this scholarship at the beginning of the academic year to help with the costs of living away from home. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive the full amount of the Relocation Scholarship, even if you’re not on the maximum payment rate from Centrelink.

    For more information, contact Centrelink by phone on 13 24 90 or visit the Centrelink website.

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    Student Start-Up Scholarship

    If you are a full-time student undertaking an approved scholarship course at a higher education institution and are receiving Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, you will receive the Student Start-up Scholarship. You’ll receive this scholarship at the beginning of each traditional tertiary semester to help with the up-front costs of studying, such as textbooks and specialised equipment. If you’re eligible you’ll receive the full amount of the Student Start-up Scholarship, even if you’re not on the maximum payment rate from Centrelink.

    Proposed Changes - Higher Education Savings Announcement:

    In a recent announcement from the Federal Government and Subject to the passage of legislation, from 1 January 2014, new higher education students in receipt of Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY will be ineligible for the Student Start-up Scholarship (SSS).

    Instead, these students will be eligible for equivalent Income Contingent Loans, totalling up to $2,050 per year, to help them pay for up-front costs of study. There will be no interest on these loans, however debts will be indexed by changes in the Consumer Price Index.

    Where a student has a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt and takes out an Income Contingent Loan to assist them with the up-front costs of study, repayment will be delayed until after recipients’ HELP debt is completely paid.

    Those students who have received a SSS prior to January 2014 will continue to be eligible to receive the SSS while in receipt of student payments. These changes are subject amendments being made to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and are proposed to take effect from 1 January 2014.

    If you are confused about these changes or would like more information, please contact Centrelink. USQ will continue to update this information as changes occur.”

    For more information, contact Centrelink by phone on 13 24 90 or visit the Centrelink website.
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    Australia Award Scholarships

    Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development.

    Eligibility requirements and application processes vary throughout the Australia Awards programs. Please follow the links on the Australia Award Scholarships website for detailed information about the eligibility criteria and selection process for each program. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria of the specific scholarship to which they are applying, including English language requirements.

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    ACS Foundation The ACS Foundation advances the IT and business professions by providing structured work integrated learning and research scholarships. Our practical scholarship opportunities develop student's workplace skills while providing them the platform to meet future employers - a variety of Scholarships are available. various closing dates
    Australian Rotary Health Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia.

    We also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community.

    Australian Rotary Health is supported by a number of Rotary Clubs in Australia. We have a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

    Find out more about our research and activities.
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    Australian College of Nursing RCNA administers the nursing component of the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Support Scheme which provides funding for undergraduate and postgraduate study, professional development and clinical placements. check website
    Indigenous Scholarships Welcome to the Indigenous Scholarships website. This is where you'll find information about undergraduate scholarships available in Australia, designed for Indigenous students. check website
    Defence University Scholarships For students studying an engineering or health degree No closing date
    Clinical Placement Scholarships To support Nursing students enrolled in an undergraduate or entry level Nursing or Midwifery degree to undertake a clinical placement in an Aboriginal Medical Service. No closing date