Tim Fairfax AC Regional and Remote Learning Potential Fund Scholarships

Available for

Student type:
  • Current domestic undergraduate students
  • Future domestic undergraduate students
Eligibility:
  • Struggling financially
  • From regional, rural or remote areas
Study type:
  • Undergraduate
Faculty/area:
  • Business
  • Creative Industries
  • Education
  • Health
  • Law
  • Science and Engineering

Eligibility details

You must be one of:

  • a permanent resident of Australia
  • an Australian citizen (or dual citizen)
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • a New Zealand citizen.

You must also be:

  • from a regional or remote area in Queensland or the Northern Territory
  • from a low-income background
  • experiencing financial hardship
  • enrolled full time in or applying for an undergraduate course and intending to study full time.

What you receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship valued at $7,500 per year for up to four years, paid in instalments of $3,750 each semester.

How to apply

Applications for Semester 1, 2017 are now closed.

Applications for Semester 1, 2018 will open in late September 2017.

If you're looking for a scholarship for Semester 2, 2017, you may be eligible for other scholarships under our Equity scholarships scheme.

Completing the application form

To be considered for this scholarship, you need to apply through our Equity Scholarships Scheme.

You only need to submit one application form to be considered for all scholarships under the scheme. Make sure you follow the instructions to supply all relevant supporting documents by the closing date.

What happens next

We'll assess your application and score it against our selection criteria.

We allocate scholarships based on need. Students with the greatest need will receive the highest value scholarships. There are a limited number of scholarships available.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

If you applied for a Semester 1, 2017 scholarship and submitted all your supporting documents by 24 February 2017, we'll let you know whether your application was successful by early March 2017.

Conditions

You must be enrolled full time in the semester you applied for. Before we pay your scholarship, we'll check your enrolment status to ensure you are still enrolled and eligible.

Background

The Tim Fairfax AC Regional and Remote Learning Potential Fund Scholarships are for low-income students from regional and remote areas in Queensland and the Northern Territory who are studying or who want to study an undergraduate degree. They have been established by Mr Tim Fairfax AC as a tribute to rural and regional education. These scholarships are intended to be offered as 32 individual named scholarships in perpetuity through the QUT Learning Potential Fund. The scholarships encourage disadvantaged and low-income students from regional and remote areas in Queensland and the Northern Territory to study an undergraduate degree in the faculty of their choice at QUT.

Contacts

Equity Scholarships Team

  • Level 3, C Block, Room 301
    Kelvin Grove

  • Monday-Friday
    8.30am-4.30pm
    (Closed public holidays)

  • Postal address:
    QUT Equity Scholarships
    Victoria Park Rd
    Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059