Wheatley Bursary


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Scholarship value Annual income from endowment
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded 1
Opening date 10 February 2021
Closing date 15 October 2021


The scholarship is awarded to a financially disadvantaged mature-age second year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts or dual program that includes Arts, undertaking further studies in political science and/or public policy.

Established in 2008 and maintained from the income of a bequest from the late Marcelle Walden.


The scholarship is open to students who:

  • are domestic students in accordance with The University's Fee Policy; and
  • have gained credit for all courses in year 1 of the Bachelor of Arts or a dual program including the Bachelor of Arts; and
  • are enrolled full-time in year 2 of the program with a declared major or extended major in the area of political science and/or public policy; and
  • are 20 years of age or older on 1 January in the year of the award.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Please submit your application form including all supporting documentation by email to the School of Political Science and International Studies at polsis@uq.edu.au.

Selection criteria

The scholarship is awarded, at the discretion of the selection committee, to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by:

  • financial need in order to successfully undertake further studies in political science and/or public policy; and
  • academic achievement during year 1 of their program; and
  • other evidence that may be considered relevant by the selection committee.
Applications are closed.


School of Political Science and International Studies
(07) 3365 2858
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

The scholarship is tenable for 1 year and will be paid in half yearly instalments, subject to satisfactory academic progress and continued full-time enrolment in the program.

The scholarship may not be held concurrently with another similar scholarship.

Applications are closed.