UQ Law School LEAD Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Law
Scholarship value $8000 per year
Scholarship duration Up to five years
Opening date 2 August 2021
Closing date 12 November 2021


The Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship supports students who have experienced educational, social and/or financial disadvantage.

Download the LEAD scholarship guide

The scholarship provides $8000 per year for up to five years to help with living and study expenses, as well as a dedicated academic mentor and a non-residential membership of a UQ college. Non-residential memberships include services such as college meals, events, use of recreational facilities, internal courses and a strong collegiate network during the transition from high school to university*.

* Non-residential college memberships are only available with participating colleges and available for your first year of study. The definition and inclusions of a non-residential membership varies between colleges.

The LEAD Scholarship is more than just a financial leg up.

“By connecting us with people who are also recipients of the LEAD Scholarship – as well as Faculty members who reach out and care for your wellbeing both personally and academically – those are the tools that are vital to do your best and excel here at UQ Law”

     - Michelle O’Grady, UQ Law LEAD Scholar

Interview with UQ Law LEAD Scholar Michelle


To be eligible for the scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or hold a Permanent Humanitarian Visa,
  • currently be completing your senior schooling in Australia,
  • have demonstrated educational, social and/or financial disadvantage,
  • expect to gain admission to an Approved Program in the year of the award on the basis of predicted senior results and any applicable adjustment factors or on the basis of special entry pathways
  • intends to enrol as a commencing student at The University of Queensland in the year of the award
  • have not completed any prior tertiary study at bachelor level or higher (this does not include enrichment programs), and
  • be available to participate in a formal interview either in person or via video-conference

Not sure if you’re eligible?

If you’re not sure you’re eligible for the Scholarship, we encourage you to apply anyway. Final decisions for the scholarship are at the discretion of the Law School and if not this one, there may be a number of other scholarships we can recommend for you.

Not sure you’ll get the ATAR you need for law?

If you aren’t sure whether you’ll receive the right ATAR for law, our UQ Undergraduate Law Admission Scheme (ULAS) and the QTAC Educational Access Scheme (EAS) may assist you to gain entry.

Important details

We encourage all scholarship applicants to apply for EAS and ULAS regardless of their ATAR expectations. This is because our LEAD Scholarship application closes before ATAR results are released. Our panel also relies heavily on QTAC’s EAS assessment of your hardship category.  Students should submit their EAS application and accompanying documents to QTAC as soon as possible, and preferably before the LEAD scholarship application closes.

Additional benefits

Mentors to guide you

Commencing LEAD scholars in 2022 will have access to mentors Kate Falconer and Andrew Fell for guidance and support throughout their program. Whether it’s to discuss first-year exams, how to cope with the transition between school and university or simply where to find the best coffee on campus – our mentors are there every step of the way.

Read more about the mentors

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

There are three basic steps when applying. Please download the UQ LEAD Scholarship Application Guide for details, examples and helpful tips.

Applications are closed.


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