Scholarship details

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Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

Application dates

Applications open
2 August 2021
Applications close
12 September 2021

What you'll receive

You'll receive $5,000 in financial assistance and $5,000-worth of experiential benefits including:

  • mentoring: you'll meet with the Past Presidents' Scholarship Engagement Group to talk about your study and career aspirations. The members of the SEG will then work with you to identify an industry leader to act as a mentor. It is anticipated that this mentoring will consist of a minimum of four meetings over the course of a year.
  • Future Directions participation: the Property Council's young people in property activities are grouped under the banner of 'Future Directions'. You'll join the Property Council's Future Directions Committee as an observer at its monthly meetings and will be able attend all Future Directions events at no cost for a period of 12 months.
  • access to online learning resources: the Property Council Academy has a growing bank of online on-demand courses. You'll have access to these courses at no cost for a period of 12 months.
  • acknowledgement of scholarship at a major Property Council event: you'll attend a major Property Council event to be publicly confirmed as the scholarship recipient.
  • individual membership: you'll be provided the equivalent of an individual associate membership of the Property Council for a period of 12 months. This will provide you with access to all Property Council member communications and information.

This opportunity worth $10,000 will be awarded in February 2022.


You must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • be undertaking a full-time study load each semester (three or four units)
  • be committed to remaining enrolled full-time for the scholarship duration
  • have 12-18 months remaining on your study program as at February 2022
  • have an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5 or above on a 7.0 point scale.

Single degree applicants must:

  • be enrolled in a Bachelor of Property Economics degree at QUT
  • have completed at least 96 credit points of Property Economics core/major units (depending on first/second semester commencement date) in the single degree.

Double degree applicants must:

  • have completed 96 credit points of Property Economics core/major units in a double degree structure (depending on first/second semester commencement date)
  • have a component GPA of 5.5 or above for the Property Economics major
  • be intending to maintain a 24 credit point enrolment in PE units each semester.

You must also:

  • have completed unit USB244, or be currently enrolled in USB244, with ability to submit Part A assessment with this application
  • be committed to a career in Property Economic professions as evidenced by participation in extra-curricular professional development activities
  • be willing to participate in a customised, value-add program of activities designed in consultation with a nominated PCA mentor and the Scholarship Engagement Committee.

Students who are partaking in elective subjects related to property economics are not eligible to apply.

How to apply

Download application form as a Word Doc (DOCX file, 1023.3 KB)

Download application form as a PDF (PDF file, 590.6 KB)

Applications must be submitted by 11.59pm on the due date. No late applications will be accepted.

  • Download the application form and complete its requirements.
  • The cover letter, CV/resume and any supporting documents must be word processed and well-presented.
  • Submit your USB244 report (assessment 1 – part A Property manager performance critique).
  • You may include relevant additional supporting evidence (such as written references), if desired.
  • Applications must be sent to

What happens next?

All applications will be acknowledged and receipted by email.

Eligible applications will be forwarded to a selection panel for shortlisting.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview with the selection panel.

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email.


Terms and conditions for Property Council of Australia - Past Presidents' Scholarship (PDF file; 590.8 KB)

About the scholarship

QUT has been a corporate member of the Property Council of Australia (PCA) for several years. The Property Council of Australia has actively supported the Bachelor of Property Economics degree working with Dr Connie Susilawati, Subject Area Coordinator, to provide guest lecturers since 2014.

In 2020, PCA's Queensland Executive Director approached QUT to open discussions about establishing a collaborative scholarship that would support a promising Bachelor of Property Economics student who is looking to pursue a career in the property industry.

Past Queensland presidents of the Property Council have come together and pledged personal donations to establish this scholarship fund.


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