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Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements and will be selected based on the selection criteria below. UQ Young Achievers and/or students of Indigenous background are encouraged to apply.

This scholarship is awarded to up to 15 outstanding Australian Year 12 students from non-selective government schools who are successful in gaining admission to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons)) or an LLB(Hons) dual degree at UQ for 2017. Offers of scholarships will be conditional on receiving an offer of a place and commencing study in 2017 in the LLB(Hons) program or an LLB(Hons) dual degree.

Applicants may also apply for the UQ Special Admissions Scheme for Undergraduate Law programs.

This scholarship is open to students who meet the following criteria:

  • are an Australian citizen or hold a Permanent Humanitarian Visa; and
  • will complete their senior schooling in Australia in the year of application at a non-selective Australian government school; and
  • expect to gain admission to the LLB(Hons) in 2017 on the basis of predicted senior results and any applicable bonuses; and
  • intend to study the LLB(Hons) or an LLB(Hons) dual degree at UQ in 2017; and
  • have not completed any prior tertiary study at bachelor level or higher (this does not include enrichment programs); and
  • have demonstrated significant educational, social and/or financial disadvantage; and
  • have been endorsed for the scholarship by the principal of their school; and
  • expect to achieve a minimum Queensland Rank of 95 (including all bonus ranks); and 
  • are available to participate in a formal interview in November.

The scholarship is awarded to applicants by a selection panel based on the merit of their application and an interview process. The panel will assess each student’s application with consideration to the following:

  • significant educational, social and/or financial disadvantage; and
  • academic achievement in Year 11 and Year 12; and
  • significant leadership, cultural, sporting and/or community service achievements; and
  • other extra-curricular activities; and
  • personal characteristics demonstrated in the written application including:
    • openness and confidence to explore new ideas and experiences; and
    • self-discipline and resilience; and
    • interest and conscientiousness in relation to leadership for social change and impact; and
    • a desire to contribute to the broader community; and
    • humour and humility.

Offers to successful students will be conditional on receiving an offer of a place in a Law program via QTAC. Offers are expected to be released in late December/early January, following confirmation of results. 

  1. Complete the application form online
  2. Attach/upload your personal statement/essay to your application which addresses all of the following:
  • Family background and circumstances
  • School and community environment
  • Personal interests and extra-curricular activities
  • Education and career aspirations
  • Academic, service, leadership, cultural and sporting achievements
  • Openness and confidence to explore new ideas and experiences
  • Self-discipline and resilience
  • Interest and conscientiousness in relation to leadership for social change and impact
  • A desire to contribute to the broader community
  • Humour and humility
  • Any additional information that will help the panel get to know you
  1. Attach/upload a reference from your school principal
  2. Submit your application by 4 November 2016

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