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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
2015 ACEN Student Scholarships

Eight scholarships valued at $1,500 each

supporting students undertaking WIL placements in 2015-2016.

(Read carefully as the criteria has changed slightly from previous years)

Applications for scholarships will be accepted between 16 March and 10 April 2015.

The Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) is the professional association for practitioners and researchers from the tertiary education sector, industry, community and government who are involved in WIL in Australia.

The 2015 ACEN Student Scholarship provides financial support for students undertaking a WIL placement in a regional or remote area of Australia as part of their university studies.

Scholarship applicants:

  • Must be from institutions that are financial members of ACEN. (See for a list of current financial institutions.)
  • Must be studying a postgraduate or undergraduate degree program which requires a WIL placement as a part of their studies
  • Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.

Please visit the website for more information and application form.

Content Marketing Scholarship

About Prosperity Media

Prosperity Media is a well know Australia Content Marketing and Digital Agency. Our head office is in the Sydney and we have numerous staff across Australia. The team has worked with well-known start-ups such as Design Crowd and Ninefold, as well as large ASX listed companies including Macquarie Telecom. As the team is growing at such a fast rate, we are offering a Content Marketing scholarship for a student to work in our Sydney Office or to work remotely. Prosperity Media is the Digital & Content Marketing agency of choice for entrepreneurs, funded start-ups and brands. Scholarship Goal Support students who are interested in working in content marketing, digital media and copy writing at a well-known digital agency.

Scholarship Goal

Support students who are interested in content marketing, digital media and copy writing. If you want a chance to work with a well known digital agency.

Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship is open to undergraduate or post graduate students who are currently studying in Australia.

Scholarship Application Process

Submit your cover letter, 2 page resume, and an original 400 word article about the digital space to

Interview Process – The executive team at Prosperity Media will review all applications and notify the recipient of their success on 10th April 2015 by telephone.

Offer – The offer will be made to one student on 10th April 2015, offer will be made via telephone.

Please Note - *Scholarship prize is (1x) Mac Book Air 11 inch 128Gb (up to $1,099 in value), with on-going support, training and mentorship from the team at Prosperity Media.

For more information please go to the Prosperity Media webpage.

The ShortCourseFinder Scholarship You know how you’ve always promised yourself you’ll get guitar lessons, or perfect your Spanish? Or how you’ve had that niggling thought for months that if you could just get your Microsoft certification, your career might really take off?

ShortCourseFinder is committed to doing whatever we can to help make your goals a reality.

The ShortCourseFinder Scholarship will award one deserving individual $500 to put towards the cost of learning something new – no matter how big or small!

We’re firm believers that from little things, big things grow, so whether it’s learning how to roll your Rs or discovering a cure for disease: you’ve got to start somewhere.

The ShortCourseFinder Scholarship could be just the start you need!

Read through the information on the ShortCourseFinder website to find out if you’re eligible, and start preparing your application today.

Value: 500AUD

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

WebContacts Scholarship

About WebContacts

WebContacts is the leading Australian online mail-order supplier of discounted replacement contact lenses. Since 1984 the company has been dedicated to providing high quality service and to ensuring your expectations on price, quality and choice are surpassed. Through our online division, WebContacts continues to provide this high quality service and the same brand name contact lenses that your eye-care practitioner recommends. We are stockists of all major lens brands including Acuvue, PureVision, Dailies, Air Optix, Total 1, Proclear, Biofinity and Avaira.

Scholarship Value:  WebContacts will provide a $1,200 scholarship for domestic undergraduate/postgraduate students in the field of Health Science.

Scholarship Eligibility:  The applicant must be an Australian citizen and full-time student at a College or University in the field of Health Science. The scholarship is available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. If you're an undergraduate, you must have completed one year of a three or four year degree or two years of a five or six year degree before being eligible for the scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:  The WebContacts Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need, demonstrated ability and leadership qualities.

Please refer to the WebContacts website for information on how to apply.

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.


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.
Now open
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.

No closing date
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.
No closing date
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.

various closing dates
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