Ailsa and Professor Ross Hawker Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area All study areas
Scholarship value $4,500
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded 1
Opening date 6 January 2021
Closing date 5 February 2021


Established by the Hawker Foundation in honour of Ailsa and Professor Ross Hawker. Professor Hawker led the Department of Physiology at The University of Queensland for 25 years, published more than 50 books, and conducted ground-breaking research after joining The University of Queensland as a lecturer in 1950. His academic and professional career was only possible through a scholarship in 1938 to Hurlstone Agricultural College in New South Wales. Ailsa Hawker was his lifelong closest friend, companion, proof-reader, and partner in all his research, travel, and artistic pursuits. This Scholarship recognises their contributions to the world and hopes to provide the opportunity for another student to make a difference.

The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support students in their first year of study who have experienced financial hardship and are commencing in a Bachelor program at The University of Queensland.


You are eligible for this scholarship if you:

  • have been awarded a UQ Link Scholarship, and
  • are not in receipt of another scholarship awarded on the basis of financial hardship at The University of Queensland, with the exception of the UQ Link scholarship, the 33rd UQ Senate Create Change Scholarship; and the Aspire Residential Scholarship.

Before you get started

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How to apply

This scholarship is offered as a Named scholarship under the auspices of the Aspire Scholarships. Please refer to the Aspire Scholarships How to Apply webpage for application links and information.

Applicants only need to complete and submit one Aspire Scholarships application form to be considered for all or any of the Aspire scholarships. 

Scholarship rules


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