Graduate Women Qld Inc Sunshine Coast Branch (GWQ-SC) Undergraduate Bursary

Graduate Women Queensland Inc Sunshine Coast Branch (GWQ SC) aim to promote the advancement of women through education and provide significant and long-standing support for USC students through a range of bursaries. In 2019, GWQ SC have generously offered support to Indigenous female students at USC through funds provided by the sale of paintings by GWQ SC member, Sally Chandler, who was inspired by a trip to Central Australia.

GWQ SC shall donate funds to support female Indigenous undergraduate students in financial need. Student recipients will receive the bursary funds as a lump sum following enrolment checks after Census date in the relevant semester.

Please note: This bursary is offered on a yearly basis through funds provided by an external donor. If funding is not available in any given year, the bursary will not be awarded.

Scholarship details

Value: $1,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Availability: 1 scholarship offered

Application dates


Close: 31/05/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Financial equity
Academic merit
Women only

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • University of the Sunshine Coast

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • QLD

Eligibility Criteria

The scholarship is open to:
Female Indigenous students;
Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in any program at USC who have completed at least one semester at USC (48 units) with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0;
Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holders or permanent residents of Australia.

Further Information

Selection criteria:
Financial need;
Hours worked in paid employment or commitment to activities that impact on the time available for the student to study (e.g. compulsory fieldwork placement, significant carer responsibilities);
Academic merit.