Richard Spenser Hopkins Memorial Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value The 2021 scholarship value is $6,900.48.
Number awarded 1
Opening date 1 February 2022
Closing date 13 March 2022


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.

The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support a final year engineering student studying at The University of Queensland who is facing financial hardship in any field of the civil engineering discipline.


An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship, if the applicant:

  • can demonstrate financial need;
  • submits an application to the Head, by the closing date for applications;
  • is enrolled full-time in an Approved Program in a Relevant Field;
  • has, at the time of application, completed the number of units towards their program within the range specified in Addendum 1;
  • has completed at least 16 units at The University of Queensland; and
  • does not hold a scholarship that the Head considers to be similar.

Before you get started

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How to apply

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

Selection criteria

The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:

  • evidence of financial need;
  • personal qualities including leadership potential, community service and/or engagement;
  • academic achievement in courses undertaken to date in the Approved Program; and
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the engineering profession.

The selection committee may decide to interview shortlisted applicants.

Scholarship rules


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Terms and conditions

(1) The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to one year (excluding any periods for which that Scholarship is deferred or interrupted), subject to the recipient:

  • continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program;
  • maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress in the first semester in which the Scholarship is held.

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

(3) On approval from the Head, the Scholarship can be interrupted or deferred.