Due to the overwhelming generosity of our community, King’s is proud to offer over 60 Scholarships and Bursaries each year.

 

Scholarships and Bursaries for new students

Scholarship and Bursary applicants must first apply for residency or associate membership.

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Each scholarship will have a maximum value of $3000.

This scholarship is awarded to new residents of King’s College who are studying at The University of Queensland or QUT, undertaking undergraduate study and is based on financial need.

Thérèse Eddy (née Comerford) is the second of eight children born to Bob and Judy Comerford in Dalby in 1961. Big families were common in Dalby and though it must have been challenging financially, most of the Comerford children and those from these similarly large families went on to study at University. After Dalby, the family moved to Goondiwindi to “North Callandoon” and set about restoring it to its former glory.   As fortune would have it, when Thérèse graduated from Goondiwindi High in 1978 and made plans to attend university at The University of New England, the Whitlam government had abolished university fees. College fees were paid through the Tertiary Education Assistance Scheme which was means tested. Although Bob and Judy were able to pay Thérèse a small allowance, she supplemented this by working in the College kitchen, the external students’ creche during the University holidays and babysitting during term time. However, she always had to budget carefully. She recalls that she could only afford to go out to the pub either Friday or Saturday night (never both) and that she could only spend $5 which in those days was two drinks. As is common today with students, clothing was borrowed and swapped for various events and balls. With no car and no public transport home, lifts and payment of petrol money were the order of the day. Despite these very small challenges, Thérèse proclaims that her College days were filled with fun and friendships (ones that last to this day). Hence her wish to support women who may be struggling to find a way to support themselves at University.

For those who earn a living “off the land” today, finding the funds to support students while they are away from home at University is still extremely challenging for many families, particularly in light of the unpredictability of current climatic events. Most students are forced to work to supplement their study allowance from Centrelink and this must be carefully managed with a full load of study. Informed by her own experiences and those of students at King’s who are often forced to miss events because of work, Therese’s initiative aims to support a female student from a rural demographic who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend a Residential College.

Scholarship Criteria:

 

  • First year student from a rural demographic.
  • Attended a State High School or Catholic Systemic School (not a boarding school).
  • Means tested (requiring financial documentation).
  • May be studying any programme.
  • Attending UQ or QUT.
  • Amount matches UQs first year scholarship.
  • A written letter outlining why they should be the recipient of the scholarship.
  • Scholarship is to support payment of College fees.

$4000 towards King’s fees for the NEW student with the highest ATAR.

This Scholarship is awarded to a NEW resident of King’s College (any year of study) based on academic performance, potential contribution to the College and financial need.

Over a 12 month period, this scholarship is paid in equal parts in first and second semesters to reduce the fees payable.

This Scholarship is awarded to a student with an exceptionally high standard of performance in their chosen sport (Inter-College Competition (ICC) compatible).

In order to receive this scholarship the student must agree to play their sport for King’s College in the ICC competition while also playing for the compatible UQ Club.

The recipient of this Scholarship will be at an exceptionally high standard in their chosen pursuit (ICC compatible).

In order to receive this scholarship the student must agree to participate in the relevant art-form in the ICC Cultural Competition (e.g. choir, instrumental, debating, drama etc).

This scholarship is awarded to new residents of King’s College undertaking undergraduate study and is based on financial need.

The Dr Mary Mahoney AO Scholarship is for a female student attending King’s College and is awarded on the basis of leadership and community involvement.

This Scholarship is named after the late Dr Mary Mahoney AO (a great believer in “Girls Can Do Anything”) to recognise Kingswomen who have significantly contributed to their community.

This Scholarship was made possible through a generous gift to the College Foundation in 2022 from Dr Patrick Mahoney in memory of his dearly loved wife Mary.  Both Patrick and Mary have always been great supporters of King’s College over the years.

The Dr Mary Mahoney AO Scholarship was offered for the first time in 2023. 

Criteria:

    1. For a female King’s College student to assist with College residential fees while studying at University.
    2. Scholarships are awarded to a full-time university female student who can demonstrate their –
      • Leadership and contribution to their community (school, sporting club or similar, orchestra, environmental group etc.); and
      • how they will contribute to the community of King’s College.
    1. Funds will be credited in two instalments to cover College residential fees at the beginning of each semester.
    2. It is expected the Dr Mary Mahoney AO Scholarship recipients will continue to give back to their community and at College events – and to inspire their peers to do so.
    3. An application for an award of this Scholarship shall be lodged with the Master on or before 22 September in the year of application. The application MUST include the candidate’s name, address, academic record, proposed programme, written application outlining their community contributions and the names of at least two referees.

This Scholarship is to be awarded to a new full-time resident of King’s College undertaking undergraduate Science studies at The University of Queensland (UQ) and is based on financial need.

Established in 2021 by King’s College under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative and maintained by income generated from the endowment fund.

  • Number awarded: up to 5 Scholarships may be awarded each year.
  • Eligibility, selection criteria: In accordance with Addendum 1 of the UQ Residential Scholarship rules.
  • Value: $4,500 minimum for 1 year.

More information, including how to apply, can be found online here.

An initiative of King’s College and the UQ Rugby Academy.

The purpose of these scholarships is to assist students who have demonstrated that they are capable of playing Rugby Union at a high standard who have applied to live at King’s and who are also members of the UQ Rugby Academy.

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students who have demonstrated that they are capable of playing Rugby Union at a high standard and who have applied to live at King’s.

The Scholarship is made possible through a generous gift to the College Foundation in 2017 from Dr Daryl (King’s 1982 – 1983) and Mrs Lisa Holmes.

Scholarships are awarded to a full time university student who can demonstrate their –

  • academic potential;
  • future contributions to the College and the community; and
  • significant achievements to date.

It is expected the Holmes Scholarship recipients will continue to give back to their community and at College events – and to inspire their peers to do so.

Holmes Scholars MUST maintain some part-time work during their year as a Scholar.

To be awarded to a student who is a legatee. Proudly sponsored by the King’s Old Collegians Association.

This scholarship was offered for the first time in 2022 to a new student entering King’s College. It will be awarded to a student who must demonstrate that they are in financial need. Additionally, the student will have completed their secondary education at an Education Queensland school and will be resident in a rural or remote location in Queensland. Value to be determined.

Selection Criteria

Applications close Friday 27 September 2024.

Where applicable, your application will be assessed using the following information.

a) Applied to King’s College as a new resident or associate member (must apply via www.kings.uq.edu.au), as per the College’s normal application process
b) Demonstrated willingness to be involved in The Inter-College Competition (ICC) (residents only)
c) Evidence of having competed at a representative level
d) Proven leadership skills
e) To be able to, under normal circumstances, compete for King’s College in ICC competitions (residents only) and represent The University of Queensland at Club and University Games level
f) To maintain a GPA of 4 or above while studying at university.

These scholarships and bursaries are offered only at the discretion of the King’s College CEO, whose decision is final. All scholarships and bursaries are offered as discounts off normal accommodation fees.
In order to receive any of these scholarships or bursaries, the student must be accepted as a member of King’s College and as such must successfully complete the application process.

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Scholarships and Bursaries for returning students

Eligibility

This scholarship is awarded to continuing residents of King’s College entering their 2nd or later year of undergraduate study and is based on financial need.

Application Process

All current students will be emailed in Semester Two inviting them to submit applications for these scholarships and bursaries. Submissions will be made to the Director of Academic and Career Development.

Members of the Platinum Club (reserved for Old Collegians and friends of the College) have been given the unique opportunity to launch a process of giving to an endowment fund to secure the future of young women and men in financial need.

Each scholarship will have a maximum value of $2000. This scholarship is paid in the first semester to reduce the fees payable

This scholarship is awarded to continuing residents of King’s College entering their 2nd or later year of undergraduate study and is based on financial need.

Each scholarship will have a maximum value of $3000. This scholarship is paid in the first semester to reduce the fees payable

This scholarship is awarded to returning residents of King’s College who are studying at the University of Queensland, undertaking undergraduate study and is based on financial need.

In memory of Robert Wensley’s outstanding service to King’s College, Robert’s family and the College have agreed to establish a scholarship to be known as The Wensley Scholarship.

The scholarship will be awarded to a continuing student wishing to remain at the College for a second or later year and whose financial situation precludes this.

The Mary Mahoney AO Scholarship will be offered for the first time in 2023. New and returning students to King’s are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Commemorating David Williams, Morag Johnston, and Charles and Joy Jones, this scholarship is awarded to a student wishing to remain at the College for a second or later year, and has outstanding demonstration of King’s College core values.

The Henry Jennings Scholarship is made possible through the donations and support of Henry Jennings’ parents and Henry’s many friends.

Henry was a 3rd year student studying business at The University of Queensland while residing at King’s College from 2018 to 2020. Henry was tragically killed in January 2021 and Alison and Peter Jennings, along with Henry’s cohort, have put this scholarship in place to honour Henry.

Henry was everyone’s friend and a friend to everyone. He had a flair for making people happy, his smile was contagious. He was an easy natural leader with the uncanny ability of balancing social activities and his studies appearing to be taking life easy while at the same time passing exams, meeting deadlines while still making it all look easy. He was a mate, a confidante, a loyal friend and loved all sports.

This scholarship is to be awarded to a student who shows these amazing qualities.

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. The Scholarship is to be awarded to a full-time 3rd year resident student at King’s College during their 3rdyear
  2. The value of the scholarship is to be $5,000.
  3. The Scholarship shall be offered annually by King’s College.
  4. A candidate for the Scholarship must be a resident of the College and be a 3rd Year full-time student.
  5. The Scholarship is to be awarded to the student who portrays the qualities Henry held dear:
    • Loyalty
    • Mateship
    • Party Spirit – capacity to bring people together
    • Natural unassuming style of leadership
    • Compassion
    • Sportsmanship and fair play
  6. All applications for the Scholarship must be submitted to the Master on or before 22 September, either by the individual (with 2 referees) or by the peers of a proposed applicant.
  7. Short listed candidates will be required at interview with the cohort of peers and Henry’s parents.

A bursary funded by Mr Christopher Ho in honour of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ho are good role models to family, friends and the wider community. Mr. Ho is the first among five siblings to receive a state sponsored scholarship to pursue a diploma in mechanical engineering in 1971. He has since built a successful career spanning Malaysia and Indonesia. Mrs. Ho is the eldest of seven siblings. She grew the family business, helping put her siblings through school. Together, Mr. And Mrs. Ho have been loving, dedicated and faithful to their children. All three children have managed to complete university studies and are contributing members of society.

The Bursary will be awarded to a student commencing their second or later year of study and the student must have a GPA of at least 5.5. It is also expected that the recipient will clearly be a good role model and will have already contributed to the College’s sporting and community life. They should be a positive example to their peers. The student must return to College in the year of the award being given.

This scholarship is awarded to returning residents of King’s College and is based on financial need.

Commemorating Messrs. Gibson, Stewart and Lucas, this scholarship is awarded to a student with the best overall performance intending to continue in College for the ensuing year.

Selection Criteria

Your application will be assessed by the following information. Please ensure that it is accurate.

a) Entering the 2nd year or later of undergraduate study and a current resident of King’s College

b) Demonstrated evidence of financial need, including supporting material

c) Demonstrated evidence of work – holidays and part time

Scholarships are offered only at the discretion of the King’s College CEO, whose decision is final. All scholarships are offered as discounts off normal accommodation fees.
In order to receive a scholarship, the student must be accepted as a continuing member of King’s College.
Provide as much supporting material as possible with your application. Application forms can be collected at Reception.
*Scholarship holders will still be required to cover Student Club fees.

University of Queensland Scholarships

The University of Queensland is committed to enabling all students, regardless of background or financial circumstances, to realise their full potential. That is why we offer a wide range of scholarships to help students fund their tertiary education.

Scholarships at UQ are awarded for academic excellence, to assist students wishing to undertake research, to provide support for students experiencing financial hardship, to assist elite athletes and to help defray costs associated with overseas study.

To find out which scholarships you may be eligible for, please click on the link.

Contact Us

Want to know more about enrolling to live at King’s College? Contact our Registrar, Julia Sambell, for more information

As Registrar of King’s College, Julia Sambell oversees the enrolment process and all applications to King’s College.

If you have any questions about the process or living at King’s College then Julia will be able to help answer them!

To contact Julia please use the contact form or call on

Phone: 61 7 3871 9600