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QUT Faculty of Law Founders' Scholarship

Future and 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


Student type

Future students and Current students

Study area

Law and justice

Eligibility criteria

Struggling financially


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 to a QUT-issued debit card after the census date of each semester.

You may also receive:

  • a professional and/or academic mentor.


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 close at 11.59 pm on the closing date.

  1. Complete the online application form, which will be accessible from this page. 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.

What happens next?

We'll advise you when we've received your application.

Our selection panel will shortlist applicants. If you're shortlisted, we'll contact you to arrange an interview and confirm the interview details by email. If you are not shortlisted, 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 of the scholarship.

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

We treat all applications confidentially.


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.

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Faculty of Law - Scholarships and Prizes

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Int. phone
+61 7 3138 1336


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