The Warwick Solar Farm – Bright Futures Scholarship


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Architecture, Planning and Design, Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $5,000
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded Up to two Scholarships will be awarded on the recommendation of the Associate Dean.
Opening date 2 August 2021
Closing date 7 March 2022


The Warwick Solar Farm – Bright Futures Scholarship was established in 2020 and maintained by an annual gift from Properties and Facilities Division – Energy and Sustainability, The University of Queensland.

The purpose of The Warwick Solar Farm – Bright Futures Scholarship is to encourage and support commencing first year students from the Local Government District of the Southern Downs Regional Council who may have experienced financial disadvantage to pursue studies at The University of Queensland.


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

  • submits an application to the Associate Dean, by the closing date for applications; and
  • is a domestic student in accordance with The University’s Fee Policy; and
  • in the two years immediately prior to the award, the applicant completed Year 12 at a high school in the Southern Downs Regional Council area or completed Year 12 as a boarder whilst having a permanent address in this regional area; and
  • has not completed the requirements of a tertiary program at a Bachelor level or above; and
  • is enrolled or intends to enrol full-time in one of the Approved Programs in the year of the award; and
  • does not hold a Scholarship that the Associate Dean deems similar.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Applictions open for the Semester 1, 2022 scholarship round. Please submit an on-line application by the due date.

Selection criteria

  1. For the selection process, the Associate Dean must establish a selection committee, comprising:
    • the Associate Dean or nominee, as chair of the committee; and (b) at least one member of the University’s academic staff who is currently teaching in an Approved program; and (c) at least one member of Properties and Facilities Division Energy and Sustainability or nominee.
  2. The Scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing the greatest merit as demonstrated by:
    • an interest in studying architecture or computer science or engineering or information technology, as evidenced by a cover letter, short answer responses within the application, and a resume; and
    • personal qualities, including leadership skills and extra-curricular activities; and
    • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant’s future success in architecture or computer science or engineering or information technology profession; and
    • academic achievement in secondary school studies.
  3. Preference may be given to students who have financial need.
  4. The selection committee may decide to interview short-listed applicants.

Scholarship rules


Jodie Chellew, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
(07) 3365 4191

Terms and conditions

1. A recipient may hold the Scholarship for one year, subject to the recipient:

  • continuing to be enrolled full-time in the Approved Program; and
  • passing all courses in which they are enrolled.
  • achieving a GPA of at least 5.0 in the first semester in which the Scholarship is held.

2. If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1), the student must show cause to the Associate Dean why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.