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For a more complete listing of scholarships available in the Maranoa region please check out the Ann Leahy Scholarship Guide 2023-24

For tips on writing your scholarship Application check out our guide here.

University Scholorships

Other Scholorships

University of Southern Queensland

Click HERE to see all UniSQ's current Scholarships

Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship


In 2024, UniSQ will offer a number of Chancellor's Excellence Scholarships.

The scholarship is to reward and support the most outstanding academic achievers (ATAR 97+), who have completed Year 12 in 2023 and are commencing their studies at UniSQ in a bachelor's degree program prior to 31 July 2024.

All bachelor programs are eligible.

For full details click HERE

Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship


In 2024, UniSQ will offer a number of Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarships.

The scholarship is to reward and support high academic achievers (ATAR 88+), who have completed Year 12 in 2023 and are commencing their studies at UniSQ in a bachelor's degree program prior to 31 July 2024.

All bachelor programs are eligible.

For full details click HERE

Regional Leaders Scholarship


In 2024, UniSQ will offer one Regional Leaders Scholarship to support a student commencing their studies in a bachelor’s degree program.

Supported by the annual returns of an endowment fund built up by donors to the University since the early 2000s, this special scholarship aims for the highest levels of support for promising regional leaders.

For full details click HERE

Central Queensland University

Click HERE to see all CQU's current Scholarships


CQUniCares Emergency Grant


CQUniCares Emergency Grants provide financial assistance to low-income students who experience unexpected financial hardship as a result of an emergency or unforeseen situation, that has the potential to derail their studies. The purpose of the grant is to support these students in continuing their studies..

For full details click HERE

Queensland University of Technology

Click HERE to see all QUT's current Scholarships

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship


The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program improves access to and completion of tertiary education courses for students from regional or remote areas in Australia.

For full details click HERE


Griffith University

Click HERE to see all Griffith's current Scholarships

Chancellor's Scholarship


Support for students who have experienced educational disadvantage, those from rural/remote area of Australia, or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background.

For full details click HERE

University of Queensland

Click HERE to see all UQ's current Scholarships

UQ Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship


Provides financial support to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements during their senior secondary studies and who aspire to undertake a coursework degree at UQ.


For full details click HERE


James Cook University

Click HERE to see all JCU's current Scholarships

JCU Access Fund


The JCU Access Fund could be the answer if money problems stand between you and a higher education at James Cook University (JCU). Your financial circumstances are taken into consideration when awarding these scholarships and bursaries.

The JCU Access Fund consists of three awards


For full details click HERE


University of the Sunshine Coast Australia

Click HERE to see all USC's current Scholarships

Vice-Chancellor's Honours Scholarship


Students commencing Honours study after completion of their Bachelor degree

UniSC Vice-Chancellor's Honours Scholarships are to encourage and support students commencing an Honours program, with a long term view to enter the research field.


For full details click HERE


ICPA Roma Branch Bursaries

$1,000 Scholarship 2023 Applicants 16-24 years

To apply:

1. Submit details of traineeship/apprentice employment or enrolment in a tertiary facility/TAFE.

2. Provide a short summary detailing your achievements and goals.

3. Provide information as to how this bursary may assist you in achieving your goals for the future.

Applicants will be judged by independent parties and will be announced at the branch AGM, 8th October 2023


1. Applicant’s must be currently enrolled in or undertaking any of the following: tertiary studies, apprenticeship, school based apprenticeship, traineeship, TAFE Diploma

2. Applicant’s parents must be current Roma Branch ICPA Members.

We hope that this money will help cover costs involved in undertaking their relevant activity.

$500 Scholarship 2023 Extracurricular Activities

To apply:

We ask that your child write a paragraph explaining their extracurricular commitments, what is involved and why they enjoy it. They should refer to how this money will be of benefit. (If your child is primary age, they might need some help from you but if they are secondary age, we would prefer the application to be written by them)

Applicants will be judged by independent parties and will be announced at the branch AGM. Applications to be submitted by 8th October 2023.


1. Scholarship available to students age 10 years and above, attending school in the Roma ICPA Branch region. (Roma, Injune, Wallumbilla, Surat)

2. Applicant’s parents must be current Roma Branch ICPA Members.

3. Applicant must be involved in an extracurricular activity such as sport, music, drama, robotics, stem or other.

We hope that this money will help cover costs which may include but not be limited to:

• Buying or hiring an instrument or sporting equipment

• Attending competitions including registrations, travel, fees

• Uniforms and any related equipment for this activity


Please submit applications by 8th October 2023

to ; The President

ICPA Roma Branch


ECCQ Advancing Women Scholarships

ECCQ has partnered with local leaders, professionals, and business to develop two scholarship opportunities for culturally diverse women residing in Queensland - ECCQ Scholarship 1: Cleo Xynias multicultural woman of the year and ECCQ Scholarship 2: Emerging professional scholarship. These scholarships recognise the contribution of women to making our society more equitable and inclusive. The scholarships aim to provide opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse women to advance in their leadership and chosen profession by providing mentors, financial aid and educational assistance.

Read more about the scholarship opportunities below, including the eligibility and application questions.


For full details click HERE

Encouraging young Australians to choose a career in agribusiness …

Each year, Agribusiness Australia awards a scholarship to encourage young Australians to undertake tertiary education in agriculture.

The 2023 Agribusiness Australia Scholarship will open for applications from eligible secondary school students across Australia in June.

Scholarship will be open to receive applications:  Monday 5 June 2023

Application Submission Deadline:  5pm Thursday 27 July 2023

Students who are studying to enter university in 2024 to study an ag degree or a degree or full-time tertiary education where they intend to establish a career in ag, are welcome to apply.

Our silver member Prime Super is sponsoring the scholarship again this year and will announce the winner.

This $3,000 scholarship is part of Agribusiness Australia’s key priority of encouraging students into the sector to ensure that agribusiness continues to be a major contributor to the Australian economy.

Further details about the terms and conditions of the scholarship can be found HERE


Agribusiness Australia Scholarship


Tertiary Access Payment

A payment to help students with the cost of moving from regional or remote areas for tertiary study.

The Tertiary Access Payment (TAP) is a one off payment of up to $5,000. It’s to help eligible students with the cost of moving to study. This is for study after you’ve finished year 12 or equivalent.

To get the payment you need to meet some rules. These include:

  • moving from a regional or remote area for tertiary study

  • starting tertiary study in the year after finishing year 12 or equivalent.


For full details click HERE

QLD Department of Education is now accepting applications for the 2024 Regional, Rural and Remote Graduate Teacher Scholarship (General and STEM).


If you’re a preservice teacher who has completed - or expect to complete - an undergraduate or postgraduate initial teacher education (ITE) program at an Australian university in 2023* and (a) haven’t received an offer of employment for Term 1 2024; (b) have already commenced employment (in 2023); (c) received and/or accepted an offer of employment for Term 1 2024; or (d) you were - or currently on - a PTT in 2023, we encourage you to apply!


There are 60 general scholarships and 40 STEM scholarships available across the 4 priority locations including Central QLD, Darling Downs-South West, Far North QLD or North QLD. Relocation assistance may be available and additional financial benefits in rural or remote locations.


If your application is successful, you’ll receive a one-off scholarship payment of $15,000 (before tax) and an offer of permanent employment (if you don’t have one already) to commence your teaching career with the department in Term 1 2024 (for up to 3 years) in a QLD state school that has a transfer rating of 2-7 and is within a priority location (noted above).


If this sounds like an opportunity for you, apply online via the Smart Jobs website by Wednesday 20 September 2023. Late applications will not be accepted, and scholarship offers can’t be deferred.

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Leadership Scholarships for Women in Health

Women & Leadership Australia has announced a new round of funding for women in the Health Sector. This funding enables more women to undertake career-enhancing leadership development programs.


Partial scholarships between $1,000 - $5,000 are available for one of four comprehensive leadership development programs:

  • Impact Program: for women outside of formal leadership roles.

  • Leading Edge Program: for early career and aspiring leaders.

  • Executive Ready Program: for mid-level and experienced leaders.

  • Advanced Leadership Program: for senior and executive leaders.

Limited places are available, nominate a colleague or apply now.

If you have decided to become a teacher, this Aspiring Teacher Grants will help you to get started.

Why you should apply

If successful, you will receive a one-off lump-sum grant payment of $2,500 for general applicants or $5,000 for rural or remote residents during the first semester of study to assist with study-related expenses such as a computer, textbooks and stationery.

For students from rural or remote communities, the funds can assist with additional expenses incurred, when moving from your home to undertake study. Funds will be paid after confirmation of enrolment in an eligible initial teacher education course (ITE).

Who the grant is for

To be eligible for an Aspiring Teacher Grant, you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia

  • successfully complete Year 12 at any Queensland school during the current calendar year. Note: students who have completed school in the previous calendar year and have taken a gap year during the current calendar year are eligible to apply for the grant

  • obtain an ATAR result of 88.75 or higher

  • commence an initial teacher education program at a Queensland university or tertiary institution in the first semester of the year after graduating Year 12

  • not have already accepted 1 of our other scholarships or grants to support your tertiary studies.

In addition to the general eligibility criteria above, rural or remote applicants must also reside within the catchment of a Queensland state school with a transfer rating of between 3 and 7 as per the Department of Education schools directory External link.

Priority selection will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and students who reside in drought-affected communities. Drought declared regions can be viewed on the drought situation map External link provided by the Department of Environment and Science.

For full details click HERE

Aspiring Teacher Grant


The Australian Government is providing financial support for initial teacher education (ITE) students commencing full-time teaching degrees from 2024.  

The Commonwealth Teaching Scholarships Program offers scholarships of $40,000 per student for full-time undergraduate ITE students ($10,000 per year for a four-year qualification) and $20,000 per student for full-time postgraduate ITE students ($10,000 per year for a two-year qualification). 


In exchange for financial support, successful applicants will be required to teach in government schools or government-run early learning settings after graduating, for a time equivalent to the length of their ITE program. Up to 1,000 scholarships are available every year for the next five years and priority will be given to new ITE students who identify as belonging to one or more of the following target cohorts: 

·                     High-achieving students (with an ATAR of 80 or more or equivalent academic result) 

·                     First Nations peoples 

·                     People for whom English is an additional language/dialect 

·                     People with disability 

·                     People from regional, rural or remote locations 

·                     People from low socio-economic backgrounds 

·                     Mid-career professionals. 


Applications for round one open soon and interested ITE students are encouraged to register their interest at 

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