Lambert McBride Perpetual Bursary

Lambert McBride was an Aboriginal advocate and lobbyist for Queensland Indigenous rights. Mr McBride believed in the value of education for progress and encouraged Indigenous people to get a good education. To honour his work the Queensland Government established the bursary as part of their celebrations to recognise the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Constitutional referendum.
The bursary provides a high-achieving Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander full-time student, a one-off bursary of $5,000 to assist with study-related expenses.

Scholarship details

Value: $5,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates


Open: 14/10/2021
Close: 10/12/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • QLD Universities

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postgraduate research

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • QLD

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this bursary, candidates must:

  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait descent;
  • Commence their second or third year of an undergraduate or second year of a post-graduate degree—in any field—at a Queensland higher education institution (HEI) in the current calendar year.

How to Apply

Step 1: Gather your supporting documents that must be attached to your online application
  • Proof of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Unofficial academic transcript/results for 2020 and 2021
  • Proof of enrolment for Semester 1, 2022 (may be included on the unofficial academic transcript)
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Two written references – 1 must be from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
Step 2: Submit your online application on website

Further Information

Applications for the 2022 Lambert McBride Perpetual Bursary will close on 10 December 2021.
Applicants are reminded to double-check their application to ensure all required attachments are submitted. Failure to do so may jeopardise assessment of the application.
Email specific enquiries to or phone on (07) 3055 2991.