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The Following tips will prove useful in maximising your chances of gaining a scholarship:

  • Apply for all the scholarships you are eligible for
  • Read the information on the university's scholarship web page
  • Follow the directions exactly and answer all parts of each question
  • Include all documents requested
  • Ensure that written applications are readable and provide examples to back up attributes and achievements
  • Start preparing your application early
  • Collect ideas for your application over time – start with dot points
  • Do drafts of your application – get feedback (see your guidance counsellor, House Dean or Group Tutor)
  • Ask referees for supporting statements early, not at the last minute (they are usually very busy people)
  • When required, include examples of personal attributes and achievements such as:
    • Awards gained
    • Leadership (including coaching)
    • Volunteering and other community participation
    • Teamwork (sport, work, etc.)
    • Initiative
  • Submit your application by the due date
  • Include your career aspirations and how the university course can help you achieve them

The 2016 University of Queensland (UQ) Academic Scholarships are OPEN now

The university wide academic scholarships available at UQ for Year 12 students are:

  • UQ Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships (awarded to applicants achieving at the very top of the OP1 band or equivalent) valued at $12,000 per year for up to five years
  • UQ Excellence Scholarships (awarded to OP 1 applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic leadership and/or community service achievements during their senior secondary studies) valued at $6,000 for up to four years
  • UQ Merit Scholarships (awarded to OP 1 – 3 applicants who demonstrate significant academic, leadership and/or community service) valued at $6,000 for the first year of study.

All three scholarships can be applied for on the one application. Applications close at 5 pm on 31 October 2015. Specific information about these scholarships and the application process can be found through university website link - click here».

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are OPEN now

These scholarships include:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships (Academic) – applications close on 20 November 2015 (110 scholarships worth $30,000 each and 37 scholarships worth $10,000 each)
  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships (Creative Industries) – no application process required as recipients are chosen from the pool of Creative Industries course applications (16 scholarships worth $10,000 each)
  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships (Elite Athlete) – applications close on 20 November 2015 (8 scholarships worth $30,000 and 12 scholarships worth $10,000)

To find out more, visit the university website link - click here»

Mrs Emily Rotta - College Counsellor