QUT Faculty of Law Founders' Scholarship

Current student scholarship
This scholarship was established to offer financial support to first-year law students experiencing financial or other difficulties, allowing them an opportunity to reach their full potential.

Scholarship details

Study levels

Undergraduate

Student type

Current students

Study area

Law and justice

Eligibility criteria

Struggling financially

Citizenship

Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
30 January 2020
Applications close
1 March 2020

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 to your bank account after the census date of each semester.

You may also receive other benefits, such as:

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

Eligibility

You must be:

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

How to apply

Applications for 2020 close at 11.59 pm on Sunday 1 March. Late applications cannot be accepted.

  1. Complete the online application form via the link below. Make sure that you answer all of the questions fully to demonstrate your need for the scholarship.
  2. Upload any supporting documents with your application.

Access the online application form here

You will be required to set up a login before starting the application form, and this will allow you to save your responses and return to them later. The form will take some time to complete and you may find you need to come back to it with additional details or documents along the way.

What happens next?

We'll confirm by email that we've received your application. We treat all applications confidentially.

Our selection panel will shortlist applicants. If you're shortlisted, we'll contact you by phone late on Thursday 5 March to arrange an interview the following day, Friday 6 March. We'll then confirm the interview details by email.

If you are not shortlisted on Thursday 5 March, we'll notify you by email.

If you're successful in being awarded a scholarship, we'll notify you by phone, then email you with further details.

If your application is unsuccessful after an interview, we'll notify you by email.

Conditions

You can:

  • apply if you hold another scholarship.

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

Faculty of Law - Scholarships and Prizes

Phone
3138 1336
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 1336
Email
law.scholarships@qut.edu.au

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