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J.M. Donnelly Scholarship

Enrolment status
Current UQ student
Student type
Study level
Undergraduate, Honours
Study area
Business and Economics, Law
Scholarship focus
Scholarship value
At least $1,500
Number awarded
May vary
Applications open
1 August 2021
Applications close
4 March 2022


You're eligible if you:

  • are a female
  • are a domestic student
  • provide evidence of Samoan heritage
  • demonstrate financial need
  • are enrolled full-time in any program administered by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
  • have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 (if you're a continuing student).

How to apply

Apply using the online application form.

You'll need to provide:

  • a personal statement addressing:
    • the impact this scholarship will have on you personally and professionally
    • what your future career aspirations are
    • details of any leadership or community service experiences that are relevant to your application
  • documents that demonstrate your personal qualities and academic potential such as certificates or academic references
  • evidence of your financial need including proof of finances (if relevant) e.g. Centrelink statements, ATO statements, family income etc.

If you have multiple documents, please combine them in a single zip file.

Please use this format for your file name: lastName-firstName-documentType E.g.

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

Selection criteria

We'll consider:

  • academic achievement
  • demonstrated financial need
  • personal qualities, including leadership potential
  • any other factors the committee deems relevant.

About this scholarship

Established in 2016 and maintained by an annual donation from Janelle Donnelly.



Advancement Officer, BEL Faculty