Journalism Scholarship for Indigenous Engagement


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Undergraduate, Honours
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Scholarship value $5000 per year for up to 3 years
Scholarship duration Up to three years
Number awarded 1 scholarship awarded as tenure becomes vacant
Opening date 7 September 2021
Closing date 21 September 2021


The purpose of this scholarship is to support an undergraduate student seeking to undertake an academic career in Journalism with a demonstrated interest in issues facing Indigenous communities, particularly those issues related to social justice, human rights, reconciliation, and disadvantage.


An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship if the applicant –
a) applies for the Scholarship to the Associate Dean (Academic) by the closing date for application; and
b) at the time of application is enrolled full-time in the first year in an Approved Program and where relevant, a Relevant Field at UQ; and
c) does not hold another scholarship that the Associate Dean (Academic) considers to be similar; and
d) has not previously held the Scholarship.


Approved Program means the Bachelor of Journalism or Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) program, or the Bachelor of Arts program or a dual program that includes the Bachelor of Journalism or Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) or the Bachelor of Arts

Relevant Field means a major or extended major in Journalism and Mass Communication in the Bachelor of Arts.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Please complete an online application before the closing date.

Selection criteria

(2) The Scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by –

(a) academic achievement and potential for scholastic success; and

(b) active engagement and participation in Indigenous communities and organisations and that support Indigenous groups and causes; and

(c) stated career goals aligning with Journalism or related fields.

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


HASS Scholarships, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
(07) 3365 1333

Terms and conditions

(1) The recipient of the Scholarship may hold the Scholarship for up to three years, subject to the recipient –

(a) continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program; and

(b) achieving a passing grade or higher in all courses in which they are enrolled; and

(c) conducting themselves in a professional and ethical manner while undertaking their studies; and

(d) not holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean (Academic) considers to be similar.

(2) If the recipient fails to satisfy 6(1), the recipient must show cause to the Associate Dean (Academic) why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.