In 2021, USQ will offer one Alan Edwards Memorial Scholarship to support a student continuing their studies in the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre).
Alan Edwards AM MBE (1925–2003) was an accomplished actor and the founding Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company in Brisbane. Alan was considered a major contributor to the artistic life of Queensland and was awarded a Member of the British Empire and Member of the Order of Australia for his services to theatre. He was also made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Southern Queensland. The Alan Edwards Memorial Scholarship was established in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the arts community and to theatre at USQ. The scholarship will be awarded annually on the basis of merit, to a third-year USQ Toowoomba student pursuing a major in Theatre.