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Thomas A Plein Endowed Scholarship

Enrolment status
Future UQ student, Current UQ student
Student type
Study level
Undergraduate, Honours, Postgraduate coursework
Study area
Business and Economics, Law
Scholarship focus
Academic excellence, Financial hardship
Scholarship value
At least $3,000
Number awarded
May vary
Applications open
1 August 2021
Applications close
4 March 2022


You're eligible if you:

  • are a citizen of the United States of America
  • are an international student 
  • are enrolled full-time in a program administered by the Business, Economics and Law Faculty.

How to apply

You’ll need:

  • A personal statement, in no more than 1,000 words, addressing:
    • the impact this scholarship will have on you personally and professionally
    • what your future career aspirations are
    • details of any leadership or community service experiences that are relevant to your application.


  • proof of heritage to demonstrate your citizenship
  • any other documents relevant to your application such as certificates or achievement, references etc.

If you have multiple documents, please combine them in a single zip file. 

Save your file using the naming format: Lastname-Firstname-Document type (e.g.

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

Selection criteria

We'll consider:

  • academic achievement 
  • demonstrated financial need
  • any other evidence which may be deemed relevant.

What happens next

If you're shortlisted, we may contact you to arrange an interview.

About this scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2014 and maintained by the income from the endowment fund.



Advancement Officer, BEL Faculty