John Ross Clancy Indigenous Student Book Bursary

In 2022, USQ will offer one John Ross Clancy Indigenous Student Bursary to support an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student commencing their studies in a bachelor’s degree.

The late John Ross Clancy was an advocate for Australian Indigenous affairs, and generously bequeathed funds to USQ to advance Australian Indigenous higher education. While John Ross Clancy had many achievements, both he and his wife, Lydia, were active in initiating the Black Women’s Action group in the 1970s.

Scholarship details

Value: $500 approx. total

Duration: 1 Semester

Application dates

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This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • University of Southern Queensland

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • QLD

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status
  • be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person of Australia
  • be commencing their studies at USQ in a bachelor’s degree program in Semester 1 2022 
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 1 study unit in Semester 1 2022
  • be enrolled on-campus, external or online.

How to Apply

Application must be made via the USQ Scholarships Online Application Management System.

If you require assistance in completing your application please download the Scholarship Online Application Manual.

Further Information

The bursary will have a maximum value of $500 to be paid in Semester 1. 

Applicants must:

  • submit a personal statement (500 words maximum), outlining:        
    • what influenced and motivated you to choose your intended study program at USQ and how you see yourself as a future professional within this field.                 
    • your involvement within your school, extracurricular activities or within your local community (students will be asked to provide documentation to support their claims)
  • provide evidence of academic achievement as directed in the application process:
    • high school report card or post-secondary academic history (transcript of results) from outside USQ, e.g. school, TAFE etc.
  • provide evidence of financial hardship as directed in the application process.         
  • provide evidence you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person of Australia.