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Economics Undergraduate Indigenous Scholarship

This scholarship is closed.

Enrolment status
Future UQ student, Current UQ student
Student type
Study level
Study area
Business and economics
Scholarship focus
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Diversity, Financial hardship
Scholarship value
Up to 100% tuition fee waiver
Scholarship duration
Duration of the program
Number awarded
May vary
Applications open
August 2023
Applications close
March 2024


You're eligible if you:

  • are an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • are enrolled or intend to enrol full-time in the Bachelor of Economics or dual program in the year of the award
  • can demonstrate financial need
  • do not hold another scholarship that the Head of School deems similar
  • have not completed any prior study at bachelor level or above.         

How to apply

Apply using the online application form. You will need: 

  • details of your past academic achievements
  • evidence of your financial need or inability to access funds (i.e., Centrelink statement, ATO statement)
  • a written answer response (500 words max) to the following questions:
    • explain your financial need and how the scholarship will make a difference to you 
    • why you are interested in studying economics and what you hope to achieve with your economics studies
    • outline your personal qualities - this could include evidence of leadership potential, details of your responsibility for others, community involvement, cultural or sporting achievements, or any other information that you consider relevant
  •  other supporting documentation that is relevant to your application.

You'll also need to provide evidence of your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status. This would usually take the form of confirmation under the common seal of a community organisation. Where exceptional circumstances apply, statutory declarations and other forms of documentation may be considered. 

Please combine all of your supporting documents into a zip file with the following naming convention:

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

Selection criteria

We'll consider:

  • demonstrated financial need
  • demonstrated interest in economics
  • academic achievement and ability
  • personal qualities, including leadership potential.

What happens next

We'll send you an email acknowledging your application after you submit and we'll notify you of the outcome in writing.

If you're shortlisted, we may contact you to arrange an interview.

About this scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide assistance to students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background who have a keen interest in economics and a demonstrated need for financial support.