At a glance
- Financial Hardship
The purpose of these bursaries is to support a University of Queensland student identifying as Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Intersex or Queer.
An applicant is eligible for a bursary if the applicant –
(a) submits an application;
(b) Identifies as Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Intersex or Queer;
(c) is currently enrolled as a full time student;
(d) is experiencing significant financial hardship;
(e) is not in receipt of a scholarship that the Director deems similar: and
(f) has demonstrated commitment to the LGBTIQ community.
About the award
A number of bursaries will be made available each year.
The number and value of each bursary will be determined each Semester, on the recommendation by the Director, Student Affairs (or nominee) after consultation with the Selection Committee
For the selection process, a selection committee, comprising –
(a) the Director, Student Affairs, (or nominee who is a UQ Ally) as Chair
(b) UQ Ally;
(c) a representative of the UQ Advancement Office or their nominee; and
(d) a past recipient or a UQ student representative from Queer Collective.
The bursary is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by:
(a) evidence of identifying as Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Intersex or Queer;
(b) the applicant‘s academic achievement in their studies to date;
(c) the applicant‘s financial need; and
(d) the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to the LGBTIQ community; and
(e) any other matter that the Selection Committee considers relevant.
Terms and conditions
A recipient may hold the bursary for a maximum of 1 year subject to the recipient continuing to be enrolled full-time in their program.
How to apply
Applications are to be made in writing including referee statements and will be kept confidential to panel members.
The successful applicant must be prepared to participate in publicity about this Bursary as arranged by the Advancement Office of The University of Queensland.Applications close:15 March 2014UQ LGBTIQ Bursary Rules.pdfBefore you apply:
- You are encouraged to read the definitive rules for this scholarship prior to application, in particular any specific eligibility conditions and check the FAQs if you have any questions.
Enquiries about this scholarshipContact:Undergraduate Scholarships and Prizes Office