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Journalism Scholarship for Indigenous Engagement

Enrolment status
Current UQ student
Student type
Study level
Study area
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Scholarship focus
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Academic excellence, Rural or remote
Scholarship value
$5,000 per year
Scholarship duration
Up to 3 years
Number awarded
Applications open
September 2023
Applications close
October 2023


You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are enrolled full-time in your first year of a:
    • Bachelor of Journalism
    • Bachelor of Journalism (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Arts with a major or extended major in Journalism and Mass Communication
    • A dual program that includes one of the above degrees.

How to apply

Apply via the online application form. You will need to provide a:

  • statement which outlines your academic achievements to date and your potential for scholastic success
  • statement which outlines your active engagement and participation in Indigenous communities and organisations which support Indigenous groups and causes
  • statement which outlines your career goals in Journalism or a related field.

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

Selection criteria

We'll consider:

  • academic achievement and potential for scholastic success

  • active engagement and participation in Indigenous communities and organisations and that support Indigenous groups and causes

  • stated career goals aligning with Journalism or related fields.

The selection committee will give preference to applicants who are Indigenous Australian, or who are from regional or remote areas.

What happens next

We’ll email you to let you know when we've received your application. If you have not received an email within 2 days of applying, email us at 

If you’re successful, we will notify you in writing.

About this scholarship

This Scholarship was established by the School of Communication and Arts through the support of Mr Bruce Woolley to provide opportunities for Australians from underrepresented groups to pursue academic and professional careers in Journalism, particularly focused on Indigenous issues.