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Undergraduate Law McCullough Robertson Endowed Scholarship for Law Students

Enrolment status
Future UQ student, Current UQ student
Student type
Study level
Study area
Scholarship focus
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Financial hardship
Scholarship value
At least $3000
Scholarship duration
1 year
Number awarded
May vary
Applications open
1 August 2021
Applications close
25 February 2022


You're eligible if you:

  • are a domestic student
  • are enrolled, or intend to enrol, full-time in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) or a dual degree program with the Bachelor of Law (Honours)
  • don't hold another scholarship that the Head considers to be similar.

How to apply

Apply using the online application form. The form will take at least 20 minutes to complete and allows you to apply for other scholarships at the same time. You can save your progress and resume your application at any time.

You'll need:

  • your CV
  • Year 11 and 12 academic reports or details of your academic achievements in Law at university so far
  • evidence of financial hardship such as Centrelink statements, ATO statements, family income etc.

You’ll also need to provide details of:

  • awards, achievements or prizes you received for academic achievement during your studies
  • any other scholarships/bursaries you have received.

And you’ll be asked to discuss, in writing:

  • why you’re interested in studying law and what you hope to achieve by completing your studies (300 words max)
  • your financial need or hardship (500 words max)
  • your personal qualities (500 words max). This may include evidence of your leadership potential, details of your responsibility for others, community involvement, cultural or sporting achievements, or any other information which you consider relevant to your application.

You can only upload one file per field. If you have multiple files, combine them into one .doc .docx .pdf or .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 merit
  • demonstrated including social, physical or economic
  • cultural diversity 
  • personal qualities.

If you're an Indigenous student, being a graduate of the Yalari program (or having a relationship with Yalari) will be regarded favourably. 

What happens next

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

The selection committee will meet soon after the closing date and notify you of the outcome in writing. If you're shortlisted, we may contact you to arrange an interview. 

About this scholarship

McCullough Robertson is a leading Australian law firm with a long history of supporting organisations, charities and people across a diverse range of areas.

The scholarship will take the form of monetary assistance to help with living expenses for 12 months and will be paid in 2 instalments – one during Semester 1 and one during Semester 2. Payments will be made after the relevant Census Date.