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Make good things happen: support the 2017 QUT Appeal

02-06-2017 At just twenty years of age, and halfway through her law degree, Learning Potential Fund scholar Hayley Fox has big aspirations to make a difference in the world.

Special staff-supported award encourages mature age sole parent Science and Engineering students

02-06-2017 The ‘indomitable character’ of former QUT staff member, Coral Hyde, inspired her colleagues, family and friends to establish a special award in her honour to encourage mature aged single parents to persevere with their degrees.In 2017, two Science and Engineering students have been awarded The Coral Hyde Memorial Award to encourage and reward them for making significant progression through one of the Faculty’s undergraduate courses.On being awarded the Coral Hyde Memorial Award, third year Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) student, Stuart Sheriff, said: “Thank you to the donors, your support will allow me to not only assist my studies it also enables me to provide for my special needs son study tools at the same time”.

Visionary founding father Joshua Jeays commemorated by equity scholarship

02-06-2017 One of Brisbane's founding fathers, an immigrant tradesman who contributed to the establishment of some of our city's iconic historical buildings and former mayor, has been remembered at QUT through the generosity of his family.The Joshua Jeays Memorial Award was established through donations from Mrs Judith H Shaw, great great granddaughter of Joshua Jeays (1812–1881).Mrs Shaw’s donations fund an Award in Joshua Jeays’ name, with the goal of supporting low-income students studying Civil and/or Environmental Engineering, or Urban Development, while at the same time honouring the contribution of Joshua Jeays to the development of Brisbane.

QUT Chemistry ‘founding fathers’ supporting students 66 years on

02-06-2017 The contribution of three ‘founding fathers’ of Chemistry education at QUT will be honoured in 2017 through awards that celebrate the achievements of today’s students.From semester 2 of 2017, the Len Amos Memorial Learning Potential Fund Scholarship will be offered to one student studying Chemistry each year who is experiencing financial challenges to continuing their studies.Mr Amos was a member of the academic staff and was noted as “a gentleman, a scholar and an excellent teacher”, having spent 30 years at Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) and prior to that at the Central Technical College (CTC) from 1951 to 1981.

Computer Engineering lecturer honoured by colleagues through scholarship to level the playing field

02-06-2017 Four QUT Engineering students have thanked QUT staff for the “life-changing” gift of being presented with special awards in honour of former Computer Engineering lecturer, Dr Dayal Abeysekere.The Dayal Abeyasekere Memorial Award was established with donations made by colleagues of Dr Abeysekere, a Senior Lecturer in Computer Engineering, after he passed away suddenly in 1996.Dr Abeyasekere was held in high regard by his colleagues who appreciated his enthusiasm for teaching, his concern for students and his commitment to the academic excellence of QUT.The goal of the Dayal Abeyasekere Memorial Award is to help talented undergraduate students who are experiencing financial stress to continue their studies in degrees taught by Dr Abeyasekere.