Dow STEM Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing, Science and Mathematics
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 Equity Scholarship Scheme


You're eligible if you:

  • are intending to enrol as a full-time student in an approved UQ undergraduate program in 2022
  • can provide documentation to demonstrate financial hardship due to educational disadvantage as a result of financial, geographical, cultural or other circumstances

And if you're any of the below:

  • Australian citizen, permanent humanitarian visa holder, or permanent resident
  • New Zealand citizen

For Approved Engineering Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours): 

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering:

  • Chemical Engineering Field of Study
  • Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering Field of Study
  • Chemical and Environmental Engineering Field of Study
  • Chemical and Materials Engineering Field of Study
  • Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Field of Study
  • Civil Engineering Field of Study
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Field of Study
  • Electrical Engineering Field of Study
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Field of Study
  • Mechanical Engineering Field of Study
  • Mechatronic Engineering Field of Study
  • Software Engineering Field of Study

For Approved Information Technology Program:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology 
  • a dual program that includes the Bachelor of Information Technology

For Approved Mathematics Program: 

Bachelor of Science with major/minors in: 

  • Applied Mathematics (also extended major)
  • Mathematics (also extended major)
  • Physics (also extended major)
  • Statistics

Bachelor of Mathematics 

  • Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) with major/minor/specialisations in:
  • Applied Mathematics (also extended major)
  • Mathematics 
  • Physics 
  • Statistics

For Approved Science Program: 

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) / Science
  • Bachelors of Information Technology / Science
  • Bachelors of Computer Science / Science
  • Bachelors of Mathematics / Science
  • Bachelors of Biomedical Science / Science
  • Bachelors of Economics / Science

For Approved Science Major:

  • Applied Mathematics / Extended Major 
  • Chemistry / Extended Major 
  • Computer Science / Extended Major 
  • Earth Science / Extended Major 
  • Ecology and Conservation Biology / Extended Major 
  • Geographical Science / Extended Major
  • Mathematics / Extended Major 
  • Physics / Extended Major 

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
    • short-answer written submissions. 

Selection criteria

We'll consider:

  • demonstrated financial hardship
  • academic achievement
  • leadership achievement
  • 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 the Minimum Completion Time and will be paid in equal semester instalments, 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 (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.
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.
9. Named Scholarships - Interpretation
If there is any inconsistency between any specific requirement in Addendum 1 and rules (1) to (8) above, the specific rule in the Addendum will take priority when construing the relevant Named Scholarship.


In these rules –
Approved Program means any undergraduate 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 Equity Scholarship Scheme means the framework for offering Scholarships as either Liveris Academy Equity Scholarships or as Named Scholarships in accordance with these rules.
Membership means access to the co-curricular developmental activities of the Liveris Academy.
Minimum Completion Time means the minimum period of time it would take to complete the Approved Program based on enrolment in 8 units per semester in semester 1 and semester 2 each year or 16 units per calendar year. Students awarded the Scholarship part way through a program will hold the Scholarship for the minimum duration for completion of their current program, less the time already enrolled.
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 awarded a Scholarship under the Liveris Academy Equity Scholarship Scheme.
Satisfactory Academic Progress means meeting the requirements to remain enrolled under the University’s Academic Progression Procedure.
Scholarship means a Scholarship awarded under the Liveris Academy Equity Scholarship Scheme , including Named Scholarships.
UQ means The University of Queensland.