Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Current students

Study area


Eligibility criteria

Academic performance and Struggling financially


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
11 October 2021
Applications close
22 November 2021

What you'll receive

You'll receive a scholarship valued at the equivalent of 1 year of full time HECS. The scholarship is paid as a cash stipend, with half of the amount paid after the census date of each semester.


You must:

  • be studying full-time
  • be studying in a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Laws (Honours), or a double degree incorporating the Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • have at least two semesters remaining of your degree
  • be an Australian citizen
  • be intending to practice law when you complete your degree
  • be facing personal, social or economic challenges.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • set up a login and complete the online application form
  • provide certified copies of any relevant documentation (for information on certifying documents, see AskQUT)
  • submit your application by 11.59pm on the closing date.

Application Stage 1: Create a username and password

Application Stage 2:  Complete the application

What happens next?

Assessing applications

You'll receive an email to confirm that we've received your application.

We'll assess applications based on:

  • academic merit
  • your personal, social or economic situation
  • your personal and professional achievements
  • your career goals.

We'll keep your application on file for one year.


Our selection panel will assess all applications against the selection criteria and shortlist a number of applicants. We'll send you an email to advise whether you have been shortlisted. This may take a couple of weeks.


If you're shortlisted, we'll invite you to attend an interview with the selection panel.

After the interview, we'll send you an email to advise you of the outcome.

If you've been awarded the scholarship, we'll let you know by phone and send you an email to confirm your scholarship.


You must:

  • remain enrolled full time
  • maintain a GPA of at least 4.

You can:

  • work for extra income, as long as it doesn't affect your study.

We may terminate your scholarship if you fail to maintain satisfactory academic progress.

The scholarship is provided principally for educational purposes.

This scholarship has been deemed tax exempt by QUT, but ultimate determination will be made by the Australian Taxation Office. Please retain this statement with your tax documentation.

About the scholarship

This scholarship was first offered in 1999 and is sponsored by the Ashurst law firm (formerly Blake Dawson Waldron) in memory of the late Rod Bush, the first managing partner of the Brisbane office.

Rod had the enjoyable task of attracting new articled clerks to what was then an unknown southern firm in Queensland. He looked for students with 'that extra spark of enthusiasm' and was impressed by those who worked hard to put themselves through university while managing to excel academically. Rod passed away in 1998 and is sadly missed by all who worked with him. Ashurst is pleased to dedicate this scholarship in his honour.

The scholarship is available to students who have worked hard to put themselves through university and achieved well academically while overcoming personal, social or economic challenges.

Ashurst has 28 offices in 16 countries, including associated offices in Jakarta and Jeddah, and a best-friends referral relationship with an Indian law firm. With over 400 partners and 1,583 lawyers, Ashurst offers the international insight of a global network combined with local market knowledge and expertise. Ashurst advises Australian and international corporations, financial institutions and government clients.

Contact us

Law Scholarships and Prizes

3138 4632
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 4632


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