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Queensland University : Lisbeth Hopkins OAM Scholarship



The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support postgraduate coursework students undertaking studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of Queensland who are experiencing financial hardship.

The Lisbeth Hopkins OAM Scholarship was established in 2020 by Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc. under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative and maintained by distribution of the Lisbeth Hopkins OAM Scholarship Endowment. Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc. dates back to 1967, when UQ sponsored the formation of an association to foster relationships with UQ alumni. 


An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship, if the applicant -

(a) submits an application to the Associate Dean by the closing date;

(b) is enrolled in an Approved Program; and

(c) can demonstrate financial need.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Complete and submit the online application form by Friday 30 April 2021

Selection criteria

1. For the selection process, the Associate Dean must establish a selection committee, comprising

(a) the Associate Dean, or nominee, as Chair of the committee;

(b) two academic representatives from different Schools within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

2. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria (in order of importance) - 

(a) demonstrated financial need; and

(b) a commitment to volunteerism and leadership in support of community groups, as demonstrated through extracurricular activities and a brief statement.

3. The selection committee may decide to interview short-listed applicants.

Terms and conditions

1. The recipient may hold the Scholarship for the Minimum Completion Time of the Approved Program subject to the recipient - 

(a) continuing to be enrolled in any Approved Program;

(b) maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress in each semester that the Scholarship is held; and

(c) not holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar

2. If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1) the recipient must show cause to the Associate Dean why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.

3. The recipient may apply to interrupt the Scholarship for a maximum duration of 12 months and only in exceptional circumstances as approved by the Associate Dean.


In these rules-

Approved Program means any Masters or Graduate Diploma program of at least 16 units, administered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Associate Dean means the Associate Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Minimum Completion Time means the minimum period of time it would take to complete the Approved Program based on enrolment in 8 units per semester in semester 1 and semester 2 each year or 16 units per calendar year. Students awarded the Scholarship part way through a program will hold the Scholarship for the minimum duration for completion of their current program, less the time already enrolled. Where a recipient enrols on a part time basis, the Scholarship will be paid for the period of enrolment that falls within the Minimum Completion Time.

Satisfactory Academic Progress means meeting the requirements to remain enrolled in accordance with the University’s Academic Progression Procedure.

Scholarship means the Lisbeth Hopkins OAM Scholarship


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