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The Myles McGregor-Lowndes Scholarship

Future student scholarship
Be supported to become a community leader to make important contributions to our society whilst studying Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies.

Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area



Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
8 November 2019
Applications close
4 March 2020

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a scholarship worth 50% of the domestic tuition fees (calculated according to the fees applicable to these units at the time of their successful completion) to cover the following units:
    • Philanthropic and Nonprofit Frameworks of Governance (GSN481)
    • Ethics for Philanthropic and Nonprofit Organisations (GSN483)
    • Management for Philanthropic and Nonprofit Organisations (GSN484)
    • Legal Issues for Philanthropic and Nonprofit Organisations (GSN485)
    • Accounting and Finance Issues for Philanthropic and Nonprofit Organisations (GSN486)
    • Introduction to Social Enterprise (GSN487)
    • Fundraising Development Principles (GSN488)
    • Fundraising Development Techniques (GSN489).


You must:

* Masters students who have already completed the Graduate Certificate in Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies) are not eligible to apply.

How to apply

Step 1: Write your cover letter

Write a cover letter explaining your reasons for applying for this scholarship and how this scholarship aligns with your career goals.

Step 2: Attach your resume

Your resume should include your:

  • personal details, including contact and citizenship/residency information
  • academic record, including transcripts from any institution other than QUT
  • professional qualifications
  • work experience
  • career goals
  • employment and volunteer history.

Step 3: Write your selection essay

Write a short essay of approximately 500 words describing your leadership to date in the philanthropy and nonprofit sector and what you hope to achieve in the future.

Step 4: Attach supporting documentation

Make sure you attach any academic transcripts, proof of study, and written references that you would like to submit in support of your application.

Step 5: Submit your application

You can submit your application at the same time as your apply for your course.

Send your application to the Business School Scholarships Coordinator by the due date.

What happens next?

Our panel will shortlist applications based on the selection criteria. If you're shortlisted, we'll invite you to attend an interview with the selection panel.

We will send you a written confirmation of the outcome of your application, whether it is successful or unsuccessful.


The scholarship only applies to foundation (GSN) units and only to units not yet completed by the recipient when the scholarship is awarded.

Terms and conditions for The Myles McGregor-Lowndes Scholarship (PDF file, 147.9 KB)

About the scholarship

Founded in 2001 by Myles McGregor-Lowndes, the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) aims to bring to the community the benefits of teaching, research, technology and service relevant to philanthropic and nonprofit communities. The establishment of ACPNS consolidated many years of teaching and research in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and recognised QUT’s leadership in the field in Australia.

The Myles McGregor-Lowndes Scholarship was established by Myles in 2017 to mark his transition to retirement, in the hope of continuing his tradition of investing in students with the goal of fostering tomorrow’s community’s leaders.

This scholarship aims to assist future ACPNS students to fund the cost of their studies.

Contact us

QUT Business School Scholarships Coordinator

3138 4632
Int. phone
+61 7 3138 4632
Postal address
Business Scholarships, QUT Business School
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001


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