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Brian McGrath Bursary in Civil Engineering

This scholarship will open on 1 February 2022.

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Enrolment status
Current UQ student
Student type
Study level
Study area
Scholarship focus
Financial hardship
Scholarship value
Scholarship duration
1 year
Number awarded
Applications open
1 February 2022
Applications close
13 March 2022


You're eligible if you’re:

  • A domestic student
  • not holding another scholarship or bursary that the Head considers to be similar.

And you’re:

  • enrolled full-time in the final year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering, or an engineering integrated or dual program
  • enrolled in a thesis course at the time of application
  • expected to graduate in the year the Bursary is awarded, or the semester immediately following.

How to apply

Apply via the online application portal.

You'll need: 

  • a cover letter 
  • a detailed outline (ono more than 2 A4 pages) of the proposed professional and/or personal development activity to support thesis project for field work expenses and/or conference attendance and/or associated travel costs
  • a copy of your resume, which should include a description of personal qualities (including leadership), active involvement in the community and other relevant achievements
  • a copy of your unofficial Academic Transcript from mySI-net.

Save each document as a PDF and combine them into one file using the naming format: Lastname-Firstname-Document type (e.g. SmithSam-supporting-evidence.pdf).

Use our tips for putting together a great application to help you through this process.

Selection criteria

We'll consider:

  • proposed professional personal development activity to support the thesis project for field work expenses, conference attendance or associated travel costs
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant.

About this scholarship

The Brian McGrath Bursary in Civil Engineering was established in 2017 with a philanthropic gift from the Estate of Brian McGrath. Preference will be given to a student completing a thesis in Coastal Engineering, however, the Bursary is open to all students in Civil Engineering to apply.



Scholarships and Grants Coordinator, EAIT Faculty