Dr Laurie Cowled Learning Potential Fund Scholarship

Future and current student scholarship
A scholarship for female undergraduate students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

Building and planning, Education and Science and mathematics

Eligibility criteria

Struggling financially, From regional, rural or remote areas or Women


Australian or New Zealand

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship of $5,000 for one year.


You must be one of:

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

You must also be:

  • a woman
  • from a low-income background
  • experiencing financial hardship
  • preferably from a rural or remote background
  • enrolled in or applying for an undergraduate course, preferably in natural or physical science, architecture and building, education or creative arts.

Who can't apply

You can't apply if you're a:

  • single-unit study student - studying an individual unit at QUT, but not enrolled in a QUT course
  • cross-institutional student - enrolled in a course at another university, but studying specific units at QUT and receiving credit towards your course at the other university
  • International College (QUTIC) student - studying one of the pathway programs offered by our international college, including foundation courses, university diplomas and English language courses

How to apply

Applications for Semester 1, 2020 have now closed.

Completing the application form

When applications are open, 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.

Required documents for your application

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 and submitted all supporting documentation by 9am on 3 February 2020, we’ll let you know the outcome by the end of week 1 of classes in Semester 1, 2020.

If you applied and submitted all supporting documentation by 9am on 24 February, we’ll let you know the outcome by the end of week 4 of classes in Semester 1, 2020.

About the scholarship

Philanthropist Dr Laurie Cowled funds these scholarships with the intention of fostering the education of women, particularly from rural or remote backgrounds, who are studying natural or physical science, architecture or building, education or creative arts.

Contact us

Equity Scholarships Team

3138 5582
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 5582
+61 7 3138 5600
Postal address
QUT Equity Scholarships
Victoria Park Rd
Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059

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