Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Current students

Study area


Eligibility criteria

Struggling financially



Application dates

Applications open
7 February 2022
Applications close
3 April 2022

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship valued at approximately $10,000, paid over a number of semesters (usually 8 semesters).

The scholarship is paid in instalments after the census date of each semester, directly into your bank account.

You may also receive other benefits, such as:

  • a professional and/or academic mentor
  • a laptop
  • networking opportunities
  • textbook loans.


You must be:

  • a full-time or part-time first-year law student
  • experiencing financial hardship
  • undertaking our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree or a double degree incorporating the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or humanitarian visa holder. New Zealand citizens must be permanent residents of Australia to be eligible.

How to apply

  1. Complete the online application form by choosing one of the following methods:
  2. Make sure you answer all the questions fully to demonstrate your need for the scholarship. You will need to upload supporting documents as you go in order to progress past each question.
  3. Prepare your documents ahead of time by scanning and saving them to PDF. Required documentation incudes confirmation of Centrelink benefits, health care card, bank statements, pay slips, tax assessments, rental leases, proof of debts, educational qualifications and other papers that demonstrate why you should be considered for a scholarship.  Private documents will need to be certified by a Justice of the Peace where they are not supplied by the government or on company letterhead.
  4. Complete all of the questions, check the terms and conditions, and submit your application. You'll receive an automated email confirming that we've received your application.

This is a very competitive application process so give yourself the best chance by answering fully and clearly, and supporting your statements with documentary proof. We treat all applications confidentially.

PLEASE NOTE: The closing date for this scholarship has now been extended to 3rd April in recognition of the delayed start to semester. Late applications beyond the 3rd of April cannot be accepted.

What happens next?

We'll confirm by email that we've received your application. After the closing date, our selection panel will review the eligible applications and shortlist a number of applicants.

  • If you're shortlisted, we'll contact you by phone, then confirm the interview details by email.
  • If you are not shortlisted, we'll notify you by email as soon as possible.
  • If your application is unsuccessful after an interview, we'll notify you by phone and email.
  • If you're successful in being awarded a scholarship, we'll notify you by phone, then email you with further details.

The  date scheduled for interviews is Wednesday 13 April, 2022.

If you are shortlisted, you will be notified of interview selection by close of business on Friday 8 April, 2022.


You can:

  • apply if you hold another scholarship
  • take a formal leave of absence (after completing one semester of study) and retain your scholarship entitlement; however, payments will be ceased until your return to QUT Law studies.

You must:

  • remain enrolled for the duration of the scholarship. If you withdraw from your law course, your scholarship will be discontinued.

About the scholarship

For many students, the financial and social burden that they face daily makes it difficult to undertake university study.

The Law Founders' Scholarship was established in 1997 through the generous support of the legal community, staff and Faculty of Law Alumni donors.

The purpose of the scholarship is to offer financial support to disadvantaged law students so that they have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Since its inception, this scholarship has assisted many students, a number of whom have established successful professional careers after graduation.

Contact us

Law Scholarships and Prizes

3138 4632
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 4632


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