O'Moore Scholarship Endowment


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value The annual value of the Scholarship will be at least $7,425 but will be limited to the annual income from the underlying endowment fund.
Scholarship duration Minimum Completion Time as tenure becomes vacant.
Number awarded 1
Opening date 1 March 2021
Closing date 29 March 2021


The Scholarship was established in 2020 and is maintained by an endowed gift from Dr Liza O’Moore, UQ Alumna under the Create Change Scholarship Match and Dow Chemical Challenge.   This Scholarship is to acknowledge the support by her parents Liam and Elaine O’Moore to pursue her studies at The University of Queensland.

The scholarship is to encourage and support students to undertake studies in engineering at The University of Queensland who are currently experiencing financial barriers.

This scholarship is part of the Liveris Academy Equity Scheme.


1) An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship, if the applicant –

(a) submits an application to the Director by the closing date for applications;
(b) is a domestic student in accordance with the University’s Student Fees Policy;
(c) is enrolled, or intends to enrol full-time in an Approved Program in the year of award, or after an approved deferment of one year;
(d )  does not hold another scholarship that the Director considers to be similar; and
(e) can demonstrate educational disadvantage as a result of financial, geographical, cultural or other personal circumstances.

(2) To be eligible for a Named Scholarship, the student must also meet any additional eligibility requirements for that scholarship set out in Addendum 1.

Additional eligibility criteria:

  • can demonstrate financial disadvantage;
  • is enrolled or intends to enrol full-time in the first year of the Approved Program;
  • will complete, or has completed, year 12 in the two- year period prior to the year of award; and 
  • does not already hold a university qualification. 

Additional benefits

  • Liveris Academy travel bursaries may be offered at the discretion of the Director where they are not included as an additional benefit in a Named Scholarship.
  • Each Scholarship includes Membership to the Liveris Academy
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Please submit an application on-line by the due date.

Selection criteria

1.    For the selection process, the Director must establish a selection committee, comprising: 

(a) the Liveris Academy Director, or nominee, as Chair of the committee;
(b) the Relevant Associate Dean (Academic), or nominee;
(c) up to one UQ staff member nominated by the Chair;
(d) one member of the Liveris Academy Internal Steering Committee, Advisory Board, or Honorary Board; and
(e) for the selection of each Named Scholarship, one representative from a donor or industry partner for that Named Scholarship, with UQ staff comprising the majority.

2.    UQ staff who are donors to the Scholarship being awarded are not eligible to be on the selection committee for that Scholarship.

3.    The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria: 
(a) documented evidence of educational disadvantage as a result of financial, geographical, cultural or other personal circumstances;
(b) academic achievement in their secondary school studies or tertiary studies as relevant;
(c) evidence of personal qualities including – 

(i) leadership potential, community service and/or engagement; 
(ii) alignment with the graduate attributes of the Liveris Academy; 
(iii) demonstrated commitment to academic excellence; 
(iv) demonstrated capacity and willingness to actively participate in, and positively contribute to, co-curricular activities at UQ; and
(v) demonstrated strength of interest in undertaking co-curricular developmental activities through the Liveris Academy; and

(d) any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success at UQ and in their subsequent career.

4.    The selection committee may decide to interview shortlisted applicants.
5.    To be selected for a Named Scholarship, students must also meet any additional selection criteria for that Scholarship set out in Addendum 1.
6.    An applicant cannot hold more than one Scholarship.

Additional Selection Criteria:

The Scholarship will be awarded on the  basis of demonstrated financial disadvantage.  Preference may be given to applicants who are first in family to attend University.


Applications are closed.

Scholarship rules


Jodie Chellew, Faculty of EAIT
+61 7 3365 4191
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions



Approved Program means the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), or engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program.   

Scholarship means the O'Moore Scholarship Endowment.

Applications are closed.