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Laurie Cowled Indigenous Scholarships for Business Students

Future and current student scholarship
This scholarship is designed to help Indigenous women excel in business at university.

Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area


Eligibility criteria

Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, Struggling financially or Women


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
20 September 2019
Applications close
1 November 2019

What you'll receive

You'll receive $5,000 over one year, paid in two semester instalments.

Half of each instalment will be paid towards your fees and half will be paid into your nominated bank account, post-census.


You must be:

  • a female Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
  • commencing or continuing your business studies at QUT in 2020
  • studying a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business - International, Master of Business, or a double degree that includes a Bachelor of Business
  • enrolled full-time or part-time.

All eligible students are encouraged to apply, although preference will be given to students who have not previously received this scholarship.

Applications are assessed on the basis of academic merit, Indigenous community involvement and financial need.

How to apply

Complete the application form and email it to the Business School Scholarships Coordinator.

Download application form as a Word document (DOCX file, 149.9 KB)

Download application form as a PDF (PDF file, 167.4 KB)

What happens next?

We'll email you to let you know we've received your application.

If you've been shortlisted, we'll contact you to arrange an interview with the selection panel.

We'll send you written confirmation of the outcome of your application.


You must:

  • remain enrolled in your business degree for the duration of the scholarship
  • maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 4 and passes in all units for the duration of the scholarship
  • participate in marketing the scholarship if requested by the QUT Business School (by providing testimonials for advertising materials, for example).

Full terms and conditions (PDF file, 247.4 KB)

About the scholarship

Laurie Cowled founded the Cowled Foundation following her husband's death in 2005 in an effort to foster business leadership and scholarship amongst young Australian women.

Laurie is pleased to work with the QUT Business School to fund this scholarship to support a female Indigenous business student in her studies and to pursue a career in business.

QUT and the Laurie Cowled Foundation are committed to supporting Indigenous women complete their business studies at university.

Contact us

QUT Business School Scholarships Coordinator

3138 4632
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 4632
Postal address
Business Scholarships, QUT Business School
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001

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