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QUT Faculty of Law Founders' Scholarship

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

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Law and justice

Eligibility criteria

Struggling financially


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
1 February 2019
Applications close
4 March 2019

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship valued at approximately $10,000, paid over a number of semesters (usually 2-8 semesters)

The scholarship is paid in cash after census date at the beginning 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
  • offered a place in our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) or double degree incorporating the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

How to apply

Applications close at 5pm on the closing date.

  1. Complete the application form. Make sure that your application is typed, and answers all of the questions to demonstrate your need for the scholarship.
  2. Attach any supporting documents to your applications. We won't return original documents, so make sure you send certified copies.
  3. Mark your application 'Confidential', and send it addressed to the Law Founders' Scholarship at the Faculty of Law, with your name and the name of the scholarship clearly marked, by 5pm on the closing date.

QUT Law Founders' Scholarship Application Form (DOCX file, 74.9 KB)

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 your interview by email.

If you're successful in your interview, we'll notify you by phone, as well as sending you an email to confirm the details of your 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.

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 law alumni donors.

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

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Faculty of Law - Scholarships and Prizes

3138 1336
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 1336


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