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R D Arida Scholarship

Aspire Scholarship Program

This scholarship is closed.

Enrolment status
Future UQ student
Student type
Study level
Study area
All study areas
Scholarship focus
Financial hardship, Rural or remote
Scholarship value
Scholarship duration
1 year
Number awarded
Up to 2
Applications open
11 January 2024
Applications close
4 February 2024

This scholarship is part of the Aspire Scholarship Program. You only need to submit one application to be considered for all of the scholarships you're eligible for in this program.

See all scholarships in this program.


You’re eligible if you:

  • are a domestic student
  • are a resident of North Queensland at the time of application
  • are enrolling as a commencing student in any bachelor program at UQ in semester 1 in the year of the scholarship
  • have not completed any prior tertiary study at bachelor level or higher.
  • can demonstrate significant financial disadvantage through achieving the maximum points for the ‘Financial Hardship’ category of QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme
  • have been awarded a UQ Link Scholarship
  • have not received another scholarship awarded on the basis of financial hardship at The University of Queensland, with the exception of a UQ Link Scholarship

How to apply

Apply using the online application portal.

You'll need:

Your application form and all supporting documentation must be submitted by 11:59pm on the due date.

Use our tips for putting together a great application to help you through this process.

Selection criteria

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who at the time of application can demonstrate:

  • that they are a resident of North Queensland - any location that lies north of Townsville in QLD

Preference will be given to students who are from the Preferred Regions:

  • Charters Towers, Hughenden or Cloncurry.

What happens next

We'll email you to confirm we've received your application.

If you haven’t received a confirmation email within 2 working days of submitting your application please contact us at

About this scholarship

Originally established in 2003, having been administered since 1944 by Perpetual Trustees Queensland and maintained by the income from a bequest from the late Rachid Lahoud Arida (also known as Richard Dominique Arida), the R D Arida Scholarship supports commencing students from North Queensland who are in financial need.