The Macoun Family Scholarship in Finance


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Business and Economics
Scholarship value $12,500 per year.
Scholarship duration Up to four years
Number awarded 5
Opening date 1 August 2021
Closing date 10 December 2021


Established in 2021 by UQ alumnus, Ian Macoun (Bachelor of Commerce ’74, Grad Dip Advanced Accounting ’77 and Master Financial Management ’90), together with his Family and the Directors of the Macoun Charitable Foundation.

The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and assist female students to study finance who live outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and have finished their high school studies at a Queensland public school.


Applicants must be enrolled, or intending to enrol in the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) program.  

An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship if the applicant:

(a) submits an application to the Dean by the closing date for applications
(b) is a female, domestic student in accordance with The University’s Fee Policy
(c) is commencing full-time study in the Approved Program
(d) completed high school studies in a Queensland public school outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area.

Before you get started

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How to apply

The application form takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. 
Ensure all supporting documents are attached.

Selection criteria

Selection of award

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

(a) the Dean, or nominee, as the Chair of the committee
(b) one representative of the Macoun Charitable Foundation
(c) a staff member from the School of Business, with UQ staff comprising the majority.

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

(a) previous academic achievement
(b) strength of personal statement included with application that demonstrates the applicant’s commitment to pursue a career in finance, in particular (but not limited to) fund management or investment management
(c) any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant’s future success in their pursuit of a career in finance, fund management or investment management.

(3) The selection committee may interview applicants.


Angela Craig
+61 7 3365 6856