Maria Vasas Scholarship in Equine Science


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Honours
Study area Agriculture and Environment
Scholarship value The Associate Dean (Academic) will determine the value of the scholarships each year
Number awarded The Associate Dean (Academic) will determine the number of scholarships available each year
Opening date 27 July 2020
Closing date 31 August 2020


The Maria Vasas Scholarship in Equine Science was established in 2013 and is maintained by philanthropic gifts from the Maria Vasas Foundation, to recognise the life and passions of Maria Vasas. The scholarship was formalised by Senate in 2014.

The scholarship supports students enrolled in the Bachelor of Equine Science (Honours) program or the Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) program in the field of equine science.


To be eligible, applicants must:

An applicant is eligible for the award of a scholarship in a year if, in that year, the applicant:

  1. Is a domestic student in accordance with the University’s Fee Policy;
  2. have completed a Bachelor degree in Equine Science, Applied Science (Equine Science) or equivalent with a major in Animal Science;
  3. have enrolled, or intend to enrol, in the Bachelor of Equine Science (Honours) program or Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) program in the field of Equine Science full-time at UQ’s Gatton campus
  4. not hold another scholarship that the Associate Dean (Academic) considers to be similar
  5. apply for the scholarship by the closing date.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Please submit the completed online application by 17th August, 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) 


Selection criteria

The committee will rank the eligible applicants consecutively in order of merit, based on, for each applicant:

(a) financial circumstances as evidenced by supporting documentation
(b) academic achievement in their undergraduate program;
(c) an interest in equine science and experience working with horses;
(d) personal qualities, including leadership potential, community service and engagement; and
(e) any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant’s future professional success.


School of Agriculture and Food Sciences