Lowth Geology Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Agriculture and Environment, Science and Mathematics
Scholarship value At least $20,000 per year
Scholarship duration Minimum Completion Time of the Approved Program
Opening date 2 September 2020
Closing date 30 November 2020


Established in 2019 under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative in honour of Jacqueline and Thomas Lowth. Jacqueline was a beloved school principal who believed in education and opportunity for all. She bequeathed her estate to the University in honour of her brother Thomas, a geologist and former staff member at UQ.


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

  • submits a completed application to the Associate Dean by the closing date;
  • is a domestic student in accordance with the University’s Student Fees Policy;
  • is enrolled or intends to enrol as a commencing student in the Relevant Field in an Approved Program in the year of award; and
  • can demonstrate financial need.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please complete and submit the Lowth Geology Scholarship online application form by 30th November 2020 at 11.59 PM AEST and ensure that you have included the following: 

  • Australian Tax Office (ATO) tax return for the previous financial year
  • A written personal statement demonstrating personal hardship. (500 words max.)
  • A studies report (unofficial academic transcript)
  • A centrelink statement
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • If you are  an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicant, please supply confirmation of your status under the common seal of a community organisation may be provided. Where exceptional circumstances apply, statutory declarations and other forms of documentation may be considered. Original or certified copies of supporting documentation must be provided.

No late or incomplete scholarship applications will be considered.

The selection committee will be conducting an interview for short-listed applicants. You will be contacted by science.scholarships@uq.edu.au if you are successful for an interview. Interviews are set to occur during the week of 7th December 2020. 


Selection criteria

The Scholarship is awarded on the basis of the following criteria: 

  • demonstrated financial need;
  • strength of personal statement included with application;
  • academic capability as demonstrated by overall academic performance; and
  • any other evidence that the selection committee may deem relevant to the applicant’s future success in their field.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Persons.
Applications are closed.

Scholarship rules


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Terms and conditions

The recipient may hold the Scholarship for the Minimum Completion Time of the Approved Program subject to the recipient: 

  • continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program in a Relevant Field; and
  • maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress in each semester that the Scholarship is held

 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.

Applications are closed.