Dalio Philanthropies Scholarship


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area All study areas
Scholarship value $10,000
Scholarship duration May vary
Number awarded 1
Opening date 10 November 2021
Closing date 9 January 2022


This Scholarship is part of the Liveris Academy Merit Scholarship Scheme.


You are eligible to apply if you:

  1. are enrolled as a full-time student in a UQ undergraduate program in 2022; and
  2. completed no more than 32 units; or 
  3. are intending to enrol as a full-time student in a UQ undergraduate program in 2022

And you're any of the below:

  1. Australian citizen, permanent humanitarian visa holder, or permanent resident
  2. New Zealand citizen
  3. International student. 

Additional benefits

Recipients may also receive up to $10,000 travel support for approved Gap Semester, exchange or internship opportunities.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

In the UQ application portal:

  1. Check your eligibility by downloading the scholarship rules
  2. Complete the application form - you will need to
    • a cover letter
    • a resume
    • a copy of your recent Year 12 report (or equivalent), or your most recent studies report from mySI-net 
    • 2 short-answer written submissions. 

You can save your application and come back to it any time.

Selection criteria

We'll consider:

  • academic achievement
  • leadership achievement
  • community service/engagement
  • willingness to participate
  • any other matter the selection committee considers relevant for your future academic success.


Scholarships and Grants Coordinator

Terms and conditions

7. (1) The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to six years, except as may be otherwise specified in Addendum 1 for Named Scholarships.

The Scholarship will be paid in equal semester instalments, subject to the recipient –

(a) continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program;
(b) maintaining a minimum GPA of 6.00 (except as may be otherwise specified in Addendum 1 for Named Scholarships);
(c) actively contributing to the Academy and the University, in alignment with the spirit of the Scholarship;
(d) conducting themselves in a professional manner in any interactions with or on behalf of the Liveris Academy and its staff, representatives, supporters and Scholarship holders;
(e) not gaining or holding another scholarship that the Director considers similar; and
(f) not gaining or holding another scholarship awarded through the Liveris Academy.

(2) Each recipient of a Named Scholarship must also comply with any additional conditions specified in Addendum 1 for that Scholarship.

(3) If the recipient fails to satisfy rule 7(1) or 7(2), the recipient must show cause to the Director as to why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.

(4) In making the decision, the Director will seek advice on the recipient’s academic progress from the Relevant Associate Dean (Academic).

(5) The Director may grant approval for interruption or deferral of the Scholarship on advice from the Relevant Associate Dean (Academic) in exceptional circumstances for a maximum cumulative period of one year.

8. Termination of Scholarship
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 7(3); 
(b) if the recipient defers or interrupts their study without approval; or 
(c) if the recipient commits serious misconduct.


In these rules –
Approved Program means any undergraduate or postgraduate program at The University of Queensland.
Commencing Student means a student who has not undertaken any prior tertiary study at a Bachelor level or above prior to enrolling in the Approved Program, other than studies in special university programs designed for secondary school students and who will complete, or has completed, year 12 studies in the two year period prior to the year of the award.
Director means the Director of the Liveris Academy.
Liveris Academy Merit Scholarship Scheme means the framework for offering Scholarships as either Liveris Academy Merit Scholarships or as Named Scholarships in accordance with these rules.
Membership means access to the co-curricular developmental activities of the Liveris Academy.
Named Scholarship means a type of Scholarship offered under the auspices of the Liveris Academy Scholarship Scheme, which is named in recognition of a donor or partnership. These Scholarships are identified in Addendum 1. They are administered in accordance with these rules as well as any additional requirements outlined in Addendum 1.
Relevant Associate Dean (Academic) means the Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty hosting the degree through which a student is or may be awarded a Scholarship under the Liveris Academy Merit Scholarship Scheme.
Scholarship means a Scholarship awarded under the Liveris Academy Merit Scholarship Scheme, including Named Scholarships.
UQ means The University of Queensland.