Boeing Darren Edwards Memorial Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing, Science and Mathematics
Scholarship value The annual value of the Scholarship will be at least $4,500 unless this amount exceeds the annual income from the underlying endowment fund.
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded One Scholarship may be awarded as tenure becomes vacant.
Opening date 1 February 2022
Closing date 13 March 2022


The Boeing Darren Edwards Memorial Scholarship was established in 2020 under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative and maintained by income generated from the endowment fund. The Scholarship is in memory of the late Darren Edwards, former Boeing Defence Australia Vice President & Managing Director.  The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support women who are facing financial hardship, to study in STEM fields at The University of Queensland.


     An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship, if the applicant –

(a)   can demonstrate financial need;
(b)   submits an application to the Associate Dean (Academic) (EAIT), by the closing date for applications;
(c)   is a female student;
(d)   is a domestic student in accordance with the University’s Student Fees Policy;
(e)   is enrolled full-time in an Approved Program;
(f)    has completed at least 28 units but less than 44 units towards an Approved Program; and
(g)   does not hold a scholarship that the Associate Dean (Academic) (EAIT) considers to be similar.

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How to apply

Please submit an on-line application by the due date.   

Selection criteria

(1)  For the selection process, the Associate Dean (Academic) (EAIT) must establish a selection committee, comprising –

(a)   the Associate Dean (Academic) (EAIT), or nominee, as chair of the committee;
(b)   the Associate Dean (Academic) (Science), or nominee;
(c)   at least one representative of a member of the Edwards Family or nominee; and
(d)   at least one member of the University’s academic staff who is currently teaching in engineering, with University staff comprising the majority.

(2)  The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria –

(a)  evidence of financial need;
(b)  personal qualities including leadership potential, community service and/or engagement;
(c)  academic achievement in courses undertaken to date in the Approved Program; and
(d)  any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the science, engineering, mathematics and technology profession.

(3) The selection committee may decide to interview shortlisted applicants.




Scholarship rules


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Terms and conditions

(1) The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to 1 year, subject to the recipient –

(a) continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program; 
(b) maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress in each semester that the Scholarship is held; and
(c) not holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean (Academic) EAIT considers similar.

(2) If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1), the recipient must show cause to the Associate Dean why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.

(3) The Scholarship may not be deferred or interrupted.

The University may terminate a Scholarship -  

(a) if the recipient does not show cause to the reasonable satisfaction of the University as provided for in rule 6(2); or
(b) if the recipient defers or interrupts their study; or once maximum duration of the Scholarship has lapsed; or
(c) if the student commits serious misconduct.



Approved Program means any bachelor program including dual programs at The University of Queensland with a Significant Component of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). Associate Dean (Academic) (EAIT) means the Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.

Associate Dean (Academic) (Science) means Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty Science

Satisfactory Academic Progress means meeting the requirements to remain enrolled in accordance with the University’s Academic Progression Procedure.

Scholarship means the Boeing Darren Edwards Memorial Scholarship. 

Significant Component of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) means either a designated program in STEM or a program with a STEM specialisation or major.