Hay Family Scholarship Endowment


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value The annual value of the Scholarship will be at least $4,500 but will be limited to the annual income from the endowment.
Scholarship duration Minimum Completion Time
Number awarded 1
Opening date 1 October 2020
Closing date 29 March 2021


The Scholarship was established in 2020 and is maintained by an endowed gift from UQ Alumni, Peter and Margaret Hay under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative. 

The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support students aspiring to undertake tertiary studies in engineering who are currently experiencing financial hardship to attending UQ. 


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

  • can demonstrate financial hardship.
  • submits an application to the Associate Dean, by the closing date for applications;
  • is enrolled full-time in the first year of the Approved Program; and 
  • does not already hold a university qualification at a Bachelor level or above; and
  • does not hold a scholarship that the Associate Dean deems similar.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please submit an online application form by the due date.

Selection criteria

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

  • the Associate Dean, or nominee, as chair of the committee; and
  • at least one academic staff member who is currently teaching in an Approved Program.

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

  • evidence of financial hardship; and
  • personal qualities including leadership potential community service and/or engagement; and
  • academic achievement in Year 12; and
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the engineering profession.

(3) Preference will be given to a female student.

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

Applications are closed.

Scholarship rules


Jodie Chellew, Faculty of EAIT
+61 7 3365 4191
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

(1) The recipient may hold the Scholarship for the Minimum Completion Time (excluding any periods for which that Scholarship is deferred or interrupted), subject to the recipient – 
  • continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program; and
  • maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress in each semester that the Scholarship is held.
(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 only be deferred or interrupted in exceptional circumstances with the approval of the Associate Dean.  The recipient must submit a written application to the Associate Dean outlining the circumstances leading to the request to defer or interrupt the Scholarship.
The University may terminate a Scholarship -  
  • if the recipient does not show cause to the reasonable satisfaction of the University as provided for in rule 6(2); or
  • if the student commits serious misconduct.


In these rules-
Approved Program means the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), or engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program.
Associate Dean means the Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.
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.
Satisfactory Academic Progress means meeting the requirements to remain enrolled under the University’s Academic Progression Procedure.
Scholarship means the Hay Family Scholarship Endowment.

Applications are closed.