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Richard Spenser Hopkins Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will open on 1 February 2023.

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Enrolment status
Current UQ student
Student type
Domestic, International
Study level
Study area
Scholarship focus
Financial hardship
Scholarship value
Equal to the annual income from the endowment
Scholarship duration
1 year
Number awarded
Applications open
1 February 2023
Applications close
19 March 2023


You're eligible if you:

  • can demonstrate financial hardship
  • do not hold a scholarship that the Head considers to be similar
  • are enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an integrated or dual engineering program
  • have completed the number of units towards your program, as shown in the table below.
Program Minimum number of units completed Maximum number of units completed
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 44 56
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering 60 72
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) duals (80 units) 60 72
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) duals (88 units) 68 80

How to apply

Apply using the online application portal.

You'll need to demonstrate: 

  • your personal qualities including leadership potential, community service and/or engagement
  • your academic achievements in your program to date 
  • financial hardship.

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

Selection criteria

We'll consider:

  • demonstrated financial hardship
  • personal qualities including: leadership potential, community service and/or engagement
  • academic achievement 
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to your future success in the engineering profession.

What happens next

We’ll acknowledge your application by email. If you have not received an email within 2 days of applying, email

If you’re considered eligible, we’ll forward your application to a selection panel to review.

If you’re selected, we will notify you in writing to organise an interview.

About this scholarship

The Richard Spenser Hopkins Prize in Civil Engineering was established in 2004 in memory of Richard Spenser Hopkins, a Civil Engineer and Past President of Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland In 2019, Alumni Friends determined to replace the prize, and to establish an endowed undergraduate scholarship under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative to support undergraduate students studying engineering who are facing financial hardship.



Scholarships and Grants Coordinator, EAIT Faculty