Aspire Scholarships

Summary

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 The President of the Academic Board will determine the number of scholarships available each year
Opening date 17 March 2021
Closing date 28 March 2021

Description

The purpose of the scholarship scheme is to provide assistance with transition to tertiary study to students in their first year of study who have experienced financial hardship and are commencing a relevant program at The University of Queensland.

Funded by the many thousands of gifts to the Scholarship Endowment Fund and the Aspire Scholarship Fund, these scholarships will grow to help increasing numbers of students during their university studies.

This scholarship scheme supports students who have demonstrated significant financial disadvantage through achieving the maximum points for the ‘Financial Hardship’ category of QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme, and are eligible for a UQ Link Scholarship.

Scholarships are offered either as an Aspire Scholarship or as a Named Aspire Scholarship under the Aspire Scholarship Scheme.

Aspire Scholarship

  • Number awarded: Approximately 50 per year
  • Selection criteria:
    • In accordance with the Aspire Scholarship Rules, you are eligible for this scholarship if you:
      • are a domestic student in accordance with The University's Fee Policy,
      • are enrolled as a commencing student at The University of Queensland in a Bachelor program in Semester 1 in the year of award,
      • have not completed any prior tertiary study at bachelor level or higher,
      • have demonstrated significant financial disadvantage through achieving the maximum points for the ‘Financial Hardship’ category of QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme,
      • 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.

UQ Broncos Scholarship

  • Number awarded: 3 per year
  • Selection criteria:
    • In accordance with the Aspire Scholarship Rules and
    • Regional Queensland, or Indigenous, or first in family to attend university.

Clem Jones and E.W. 'Ted' Jones Memorial Scholarship

  • Number awarded: 1 per year
  • Selection criteria:
    • In accordance with the Aspire Scholarship Rules and
    • Mathematics or Ipswich.

Donated by the Clem Jones Foundation to commemorate the birth and early life in Ipswich of Clem Jones AO, a mathematically inclined surveyor by profession, long-time Lord Mayor of Brisbane and sometime groundkeeper of the Gabba wicket, along with his father, E.W. 'Ted' Jones, a teacher at Ipswich Grammar School in the early part of the 1900s.

Ailsa and Professor Ross Hawker Scholarship

  • Number awarded: 1 per year
  • Selection criteria: 
    • In accordance with the Aspire Scholarship Rules.

Donated 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.

MineGeoTech Scholarship

  • Number awarded: 1 per year
  • Selection criteria:
    • In accordance with the Aspire Scholarship Rules and
    • Outer Regional, remote or very remote area and STEM.

Donated by alumnus Dr John Player (through MineGeoTech Pty Ltd) to honour his commitment to advancing the interests of capable students who come from remote and very remote areas who have the desire to study within the engineering, science, technology and mathematics disciplines at UQ.

R.D. Arida Scholarship

  • Number awarded: 2 per year
  • Selection criteria:
    • In accordance with the Aspire Scholarship Rules and
    • North Queensland.

Originally established in 2003 having been administered since 1944 by Perpetual Trustees Queensland and maintained by the income from a bequest from the late Rachid Lahoud Arida (also known as Richard Dominique Arida), the R.D. Arida Scholarship supports commencing students from North Queensland who are in financial need.

Goldburg Family Foundation Aspire Scholarship

  • Number awarded: 2 per year
  • Selection criteria:
    • In accordance with the Aspire Scholarship Rules and
    • Regional or remote area

Established in 2019 by the Goldburg Family Foundation under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative with the intent to support and enable capable and talented students who experience financial disadvantage.  

Flannery Foundation Scholarship

  • Number awarded: 3 in 2021
  • Selection criteria:
    • In accordance with the Aspire Scholarship Rules and
    • Outer regional, remote or very remote areas in Queensland, which are more than 200 km from Brisbane.

Established in 2020 by the Flannery Foundation under the Create Change Scholarship match initiative.

Indigenous Aspire Scholarship

  • Number awarded: 1 in 2021
  • Selection criteria:
    • In accordance with the Aspire Scholarship Rules and
    • Awarded to an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Person.

Frank Halim Women in STEM Scholarship

  • Number awarded: 1 per year
  • Selection criteria:
    • In accordance with the Aspire Scholarship Rules and
    • Female applicant/s whose program will contain a Significant Component of STEM.

Established in 2020 by Frank and Swan Halim under the Create Change Scholarship match initiative.

34th UQ Senate Scholarship Fund

  • Number awarded: 1 per year
  • Selection criteria:
    • In accordance with the Aspire Scholarship Rules and
    • Minimum ATAR of 89 (or equivalent)
    • Current school leaver.

Established in 2018 through donations from the 34th Senate, the Scholarship will take the form of an endowment fund in which the principal will be held in perpetuity. The purpose of the Scholarship will be to support UQ undergraduate students. This gift may be utilised to cover all related expenses for students attending the University, including but not limited to bursary, fees and accommodations.

Alumni Friends Founders Scholarship

  • Number awarded: 1 per year
  • Selection criteria: 
    • In accordance with the Aspire Scholarship Rules.

This Scholarship was established in 2020 by the Alumni Friends Society under the Create Change Scholarship match initiative.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Applications are currently being accepted for the MineGeo Tech Scholarship, Flannery Foundation Scholarship and the Alumni Friends Founders Scholarship.

As being in receipt of a 2021 UQ Link Scholarship is a requirement for eligibility for the Aspire Scholarships, applicants only need to complete and submit one Aspire Scholarships (Round 2) application form to be considered for the scholarships. 

  1. The Application Link on this page will take you to Application Portal. You will need to Register if you do not already have a Survey Monkey Apply login.
  • If you've applied for Enhanced Studies Program,  UQ Academic Scholarships or LEAD Scholarships at UQ, you will already have a user profile to use. Please use the same profile/login.
  1. Select the 2021 Aspire Scholarships (Round 2) program.
  2. Answer all applicable questions on the Application Form.
  3. Upload supporting documentation in the 'Upload Documents' section (refer to the information below)
  4. When you are ready to finalise your application, having completed the application form and uploaded all supporting documentation, click the ‘SUBMIT’ button. 
  • Please note, the application form cannot be edited once it has been Submitted. Up until you are ready to submit, you can 'Save' the form and return to it at any time by selecting the 'Edit' button.

The Online Application Form and all supporting documentation must be submitted by 11:59pm on the due date.  Late applications will NOT be considered.

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please contact the Student Fees and Scholarships Office at ugscholarships@uq.edu.au if you haven’t received your confirmation email within 2 working days of submitting your application. (Please note, these emails may appear in your Junk/Spam folder and not your Inbox)

  • You can exit your application form by using ‘Save and Continue Editing’ and 'Back to Application' in your task box. This will allow you to return directly to the form when you next log in.
  • Once you ‘Mark as Complete’, you can still return to your form, but you will need to choose Edit from the Options icon in the top right hand corner to make additions/changes.  
  • Remember to save whenever you make a change. 
  • Once you have Submitted, you will be unable to edit your form.

It is recommended when opening links within the application form to use the 'Open in a new tab' or 'Open in a new window' option, if available, to keep the application form open at the same time.

Supporting Documentation/Evidence

You are required to upload documentation to support your application. All documentation must be uploaded before your application is considered complete – you must upload documentation prior to submitting your application as documentation cannot be added once you have submitted.

Applications without supporting documentation will not be considered. Hard copies of documents are not required at this stage of the process, however verification of documents (originals) may be requested at any future stage.

Privacy
The University of Queensland complies with Australian and Queensland privacy laws and guidelines. The University of Queensland treats information collected by it as confidential. Information supplied by you will only be used for the purpose of assessing your eligibility for a scholarship and the scholarship selection process.

The University of Queensland will not make available to a third party any personal information supplied by you unless required or permitted by law or  where you have consented to the disclosure. The University may distribute aggregated statistical information for statutory reporting purposes but only in a form that will not identify any person individually. For more information please consult the UQ Privacy Management Policy.

 

Applications are closed.

Contact

Student Fees and Scholarships
(07) 3365 7113
Applications are closed.