Applications for QUT Equity Scholarships open in mid-October. Over 2000 QUT students who experience financial difficulty currently benefit from these scholarships, many of whom are commencing students. Any students who have experienced financial hardship are encouraged to apply.
The scheme gives out over $4 million each year in scholarships and bursaries. Personal hardships such as medical conditions are also taken into account when assessing applications.
Real student story
'I was eligible to receive a QUT Equity Scholarship in my first year of university which proved very beneficial. By having the extra money I was able to balance work and uni balance by not having to take on too many hours that could disrupt my studies. The scholarship was also very helpful for my transition from Sunshine Coast to Brisbane. In my first year I first commuted to uni so I was able to spend the money on transport. I was also able to afford textbooks and student fees. In high school, paying for school expenses was a huge stress for me as I couldn't take on much work due to school, extra-curricular activities and also balancing family time. Having this scholarship made uni life less stressful and helped me to balance a busy lifestyle'.—Samantha Ballinger, business and creative industries student