Queensland Firebirds and Blackbook.AI Computer Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $5,000
Scholarship duration 3 years
Number awarded Up to 5
Opening date 1 February 2022
Closing date 6 March 2022


The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support meritorious first-year female students studying computer science or information technology at UQ.


You're eligible if you:

  • are intending to enrol as a full-time student in an approved UQ undergraduate program in 2022
  • are a female
  • do not hold a similar scholarship.

And if you're any of the below:

  • Australian citizen, permanent humanitarian visa holder, or permanent resident
  • New Zealand citizen.

Additional benefits

Blackbook.AI may offer the recipient work experience or vacation employment at any Blackbook.AI site for any period during the period in which the recipient holds the Scholarship, as determined by Blackbook.AI in consultation with the recipient.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

In the UQ application portal:

  1. Check your eligibility by downloading the scholarship rules
  2. Complete the application form - you will need to
    • a cover letter
    • a resume
    • a copy of your recent Year 12 report
    • 2 short-answer written submissions. 

You can save your application and come back to it any time.

Selection criteria

We'll consider:

  • academic achievement
  • leadership achievement
  • community service and engagement
  • any other matter the selection committee considers relevant for your future academic success.

Scholarship rules


Scholarships and Grants Coordinator

Terms and conditions

(1)    The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to three years, subject to the recipient:
(a)    continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program; 
(b)    passing all courses in which they are enrolled; 
(c)    achieving a GPA of at least 5 in each calendar year for which the Scholarship is held; 
(d)    conducting themself in a professional manner in any interactions with, or on behalf of, Blackbook.AI and its employees and representatives; and
(e)    not holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers similar.

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

(3)    The Scholarship may not be deferred or interrupted.

UQ may terminate the Scholarship:
(a)  if the recipient does not show cause to the reasonable satisfaction of the UQ as provided for in rule (2);
(b)  if the recipient defers or interrupts their study; or
(c)  if the recipient commits serious misconduct.


In these rules -
Associate Dean means the Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Approved Program means the Bachelor of Computer Science or the Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) or a dual program in any one of these programs at UQ.
Commencing Student means a student who has not undertaken any prior tertiary study at a Bachelor level or above prior to enrolling in the Approved Program, other than studies in special university programs designed for secondary school students and who will complete, or has completed, year 12 studies in the two year period prior to the year of award.
Scholarship means the Queensland Firebirds and Blackbook.AI Computer Scholarship.
UQ means The University of Queensland.