Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Current students

Study area

Law and justice

Eligibility criteria

Struggling financially


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
5 February 2021
Applications close
8 March 2021

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 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 2021 will close at 11.59 pm on Monday 8 March. Late applications cannot be accepted.

  1. Complete the online application form that will be available on this page before the application round opens. 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. You will need to provide documentation such as confirmation of Centrelink benefits, bank statements, rental leases, and other papers that demonstrate why you should be considered for a scholarship. These documents will need to be certified by a Justice of the Peace.

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, then confirm the interview details by email.

If you are not shortlisted, we'll notify you by email as soon as possible.

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 phone and email.


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

3138 1336
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 1336


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