HASS Scholarships

UQ offers a large variety of scholarships which HASS students may apply for. You might be surprised by how many UQ scholarships you can apply for throughout your studies.

This article explains how scholarships work at UQ and how to find scholarships you might be eligible for. 

You can find and apply for scholarships on the UQ Scholarships website.

Have questions about a HASS scholarship? Contact us at scholarships@hass.uq.edu.au 

HASS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship

Established in 2020 under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative and maintained by the HASS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Endowment Fund, this scholarship supports undergraduate Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students in HASS who are experiencing financial hardship.

Previous recipients:

Joanne Tompkins and Alan Lawson Scholarship

Established in 2020 under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative and maintained by the Joanne Tompkins and Alan Lawson Scholarship Endowment, this scholarship supports undergraduate students experinceing financial hardship undertaking studies in humanities.

Previous recipients:

Joan Lambrides Scholarship

Established in 2020 by Gary Lambrides and the Alumni Friends under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initative, this scholarship encourages and supports undergraduate students undertaking studies in languages and arts who are experiencing financial disadvantage.

Previous recipients:

  • 2021: Athena Karlaftis

Kate McNaughton of Roma Scholarships

This scholarship was founded in 1931 by gifts under the will of Duncan McNaughton, of Roma, and is awarded to a high-achieving Honours student in HASS. 

Previous recipients:

  • 2021: Sophie Coombs, Lillian Rangiah
  • 2020: Samuel Brotchie, India Oswin
  • 2019: Sara Roetman, Frederic Barthet, Derek Scott
  • 2018: Ziyin Xu, Phoebe King
  • 2017: Geoffrey Hondroudakis, Damien Maher

    Lisbeth Hopkins OAM Scholarship

    Established in 2020 by Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc. under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative and maintained by distribution of the Lisbeth Hopkins OAM Scholarship Endowment, this scholarship supports postgraduate coursework students in HASS who are experiencing financial hardship.

    Previous recipients:

    • 2021: Catherine Thornton

    Robertson Family Scholarship

    Established in 2013 in memory of A. K. (Bill) Robertson and V. M. (Molly) Robertson, this scholarship supports a mature-aged experiencing financial disadvantage to undertake undergraduate studies in HASS. 

    Previous recipients:

      UQ Ramsay Undergraduate Scholarship

      This scholarship was established in 2019 with support from the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation to support students undertaking a program with an extended major in Western Civilisation.

      Previous recipients:

      • 2022: Yameen Khan, Ruby Beesley, Olivia Davidson, Mia Wright, Marlees Skala, Lucy Ingham-Myers, Lily Burke, Jodie Down, Jayde McCarthy, James Richardson, Jacob Niessl, Holly Skordou, Georgia Mullins, Genevieve Heyworth, Emma Hislop, Emma Fitzgerald, Elena Del Villar, Elish Chopra, Diep Nguyen, Dean Burger, Darcy Stuart, Caleb Macpherson, Brodie Kealley, Aydan Rusev, Ashleigh Witenden, Alexander Somlyay

        The Warren Braxton Bannister Undergraduate Bursaries in Social Science, Political Science and Government

        Established in 2004 from the estate of the late Warren Braxton Bannister, these bursaries  support undergraduate students enrolled in programs relating to social science, political science and government.

        Previous recipients:

        • 2021: Zoe Nethery, Thomas Watson - read Thomas's story here, Sherylee Edwards, Jasie Amghar, Charlotte Lyon - read Charlotte's story here, Amelie Bothma
        • 2020: Vanessa Eagles, Siobhan Cross, Naomi Simpson, Meseret Vermeer, Linden Peacock, James Coggins
        • 2019: Sonia Singh, Madeleine Hopper, Lachlan Sands, Inari Saltau, Georgia Whybird, Adrija Ghose
        • 2018: Sanya Aziz, Kate Morris, Georgia Lennard, Dominique Bell
        • 2017: Scarlet Styles, Samantha Moreno Jimenez, Kye Allen, Georgia Lennard, Bradley Watson

         

          Clare Atkinson Memorial Scholarship

          The scholarship was established in 2017 and maintained by gifts from many donors in memory of the dearly missed Clare Atkinson. It supports journalism students taking a series of internships with major media organisations in Sydney.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2020: Sophia Asnicar
          • 2019: Jasmine Hines
          • 2018: Chantelle Bringas

          Cole Lawson Communications Scholarship 

          This scholarship was established in 2009, and is awarded to an outstanding communication student enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication or associated duals. It has motivated our PR/communication students to strive for excellence in academic work and to pursue a career in public relations and communications.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2020: Jessica Cuskelly
          • 2019: Odette Miller
          • 2018: Laura Kane 
          • 2017: Laura Sinclair

          George Essex Evans Scholarship

          This scholarship was established in 1972 by a bequest of $4,714.38 from the late Miss Anne Basilea Valentina Evans in memory of her brother George Essex Evans. The object of the scholarship is to assist an outstanding student to complete an honours program in English Literature or Drama.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2021: Joy Chalaby
          • 2020: Samantha Schraag
          • 2019: Nicholas van Buuren
          • 2018: Torrey Atkin
          • 2017: Anna Madill

          Journalism Scholarship for Indigenous Engagement 

          This Scholarship was established by the School of Communication and Arts through the support of Mr Bruce Woolley to provide opportunities for Australians from underrepresented groups to pursue academic and professional careers in Journalism, particularly focused on Indigenous issues.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2021: Sarah Watego
          • 2019: Jasmin Spicer

          Kingshott Cassidy Poetry Scholarship Award

          Established in 2010 by a bequest from the estate of Dorothy Susan Cassidy who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1980 and a Master of Arts in 1986. Applications are invited from undergraduates who are currently enrolled in a UQ undergraduate program; have completed at least 2 units of poetry courses; can provide evidence of financial need; and have not previously been the recipient of the award. 

          Previous recipients:

          • 2021: Helen Gearing
          • 2020: Helena Turner
          • 2019: Imogene Bourke
          • 2018: Samuel Lennon
          • 2017: Nicholas van Buuren

          Laurie Hergenhan Scholarship in Australian Literary Studies

          Established in 2019 in recognition of Laurie Hergenhan, this scholarship provides support to undergraduate students studying English Literature who are facing financial hardship.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2021: Tegan Palombi

          Paula and Tony Kinnane Art History Scholarships

          Established in 2017 from a bequest to The University of Queensland under the will of Paula Ruth Kinnane, this scholarship supports students undertaking undergraduate studies in art history.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2021: Eva Bunker, Athena Karlaftis
          • 2020: Elena Dias-Jayasinha
          • 2019: Riva Charles, Amelia Brown

          UQ Commonwealth Regional Journalism Scholarship

          This scholarship was established in 2019 with a grant from the Commonwealth Department of Communication and the Arts, this scholarship provides support to students from regional or remote areas to study journalism. 

          Previous recipients:

          • 2020: Sophie Rethamel
          • 2019: Scout Wallen, Mitchell Gadek, Ella Buckingham, Charlotte Blackwell

          Clyde and Norma Spearritt Scholarship

          This Scholarship was established in 2021 under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative through gifts by the family of Clyde and Norma Spearritt in honour of their lifelong commitments to education to support undergraduate students undertaking Bachelor of Education (Primary) studies who are experiencing financial hardship.

           

          A.G. McCready Memorial Scholarship

          Established in 1996 by Mrs I.C. McCready in memory of her late husband Alfred Glen McCready, this scholarship supports students undertaking Honours in Classical Languages.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2021: Alexander Bickerton
          • 2020: Tong Wu
          • 2019: Derek Scott
          • 2018: Annie Agerton

          Anita McCrossin and Bazil Muir Undergraduate Scholarship Endowment

          Established in 2020 under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative through gifts by the family of Anita McCrossin and Bazil Muir in honour of their studies within the Bachelor of Arts, this scholarship supports undergraduate students undertaking studies in HPI who are experiencing financial hardship. 

          Betty Fletcher Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

          Established in 2019 by Friends of Antiquity, this scholarship supports undergraduate students studying classics and ancient history who are facing financial hardship.

          Constantine Aspromourgos Memorial Scholarship for Greek Studies

          Established in 1994 in memory of Constantine Aspromourgos, this scholarship supports a UQ graduate to undertake postgraduate Greek studies. 

          Previous recipients:

          • 2021: Rory Ardill-Walker
          • 2020: Jessica Zelli
          • 2019: Carlos Robinson

          Denis J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship

          This scholarship was established in 1990 in memory of the late Denis Joseph Murphy, a past Reader in History at The University of Queensland, and supports students undertaking research into the history of labour, the labour movement or the Labor Party in Australia.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2020: Trent Nixon
          • 2019: Duncan Hart

          Emeritus Professor RD Milns AM Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

          Established in 2020 by Alumni Friends Society under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative in memory of Emeritus Professor RD Milns AM, this scholarship supports undergraduate students studying classics and ancient history who are facing financial hardship.

          Michael Lattke Scholarship in Studies in Religion

          Established in 2019 under the Create Change Scholarship Match Initiative and maintained by the Irmtraud Petersson and Michael Lattke Scholarship Endowment fund, this scholarship supports undergraduate students undertaking studies in religion who are experiencing financial disadvantage.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2020: Jasraj Puri

          Osiecki Scholarship for Classics

          Established during 2014 by Mr Henry Osiecki and Dr Vera Osiecki, via Bio Concepts Pty Ltd, this scholarship supports undergraduate and honours students in the discipine of Classics and Ancient History.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2018: Jessica Zelli, Catherine Rosbrook

          Karl and Frieda Reber Memorial Scholarship

          The scholarship was established in 1962 by a legacy from Mrs Hilda Maria Reber, and supports high-achieving students completing Honours in German.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2021: Hannah Bobby
          • 2020: Lorcan Stevens
          • 2019: Samuel Brotiche
          • 2018: Jessica Dunphy
          • 2017: Morgan Youngberry-Walsh

          Mary Alison Miles Munro Scholarships

          This scholarship was founded in 1936 in memory of Mrs Mary Alison Miles Munro, and is awarded to eligible students who show the greatest proficiency through their results in the language courses.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2021: Sofiah Beach - read Sofiah's story here, Sarah Arnell
          • 2020: Tessa van Swinderen, Georgia Mason
          • 2019: Hannah Bobby, Didi Mulligan
          • 2018: Niamh Kelly, Kristen Tatzenko
          • 2017: Mikayla Hipworth, Lucy Taylor

          Maybel Pingel Scholarship

          This scholarship was established in 1991 by a gift from Mrs Mabel Barnett, and supports high-achieving students completing Honours in French.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2021: Sophie Coombs
          • 2020: Bethanie Patch
          • 2019: Amy Bergman
          • 2018: Mireille Pieterse
          • 2017: Muhib Nabulsi

          Barbara Hebden Music Bursary

          This scholarship was established in 2016 by an endowed bequest from the estate of UQ alumna and music critic, Barbara Jean Hebden OAM. It provides support to a first-year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (Honours). 

          Previous recipients:

          • 2020: Fiona Chen
          • 2019: Amy Conolly-Hobo
          • 2018: Sophia Goodwin
          • 2017: Hainian Yu

          Howard and Gladys Sleath Scholarships

          Established in 1998 by a bequest by Howard Sleath, this scholarship supports a first-year student studying an orchestral stringed instrument played with a bow.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2020: Daniel Casey
          • 2019: Ting Yan Lai
          • 2017: Georgina Chan

          Hugh Brandon Scholarship 

          Established by contributions from colleagues, friends and former students in honour of Hugh Earle Brandon, this scholarship provides support to undergraduate students studying conducting, organ performance or piano performance. 

          Previous recipients: 

          The Neil Brice Memorial Fund

          This scholarship was established in 1974 with a fund of $5,200 raised by public subscription in memory of Neil Mather Brice, DSc, who at the time of his death was Professor of Electrical Engineering at Cornell University, New York, USA. It supports students suffering financial harship with a preference to those studying music and physics.

          Previous recipients:

          • 2021: Neil Weyers, Danielle Jones
          • 2020: Rikki Doonan, Neil Weyers, Anthony Tsai, Adam Jolly
          • 2019: Melissa Bechteler-Weickhardt, Germain Tobar, Amy Hosking
          • 2018: Suvradip Maitra, Amy Hosking, Alexandria Hoffman
          • 2017: Miles Malone, Kathleen Kalkaus, Amy Hosking

          Paula and Tony Kinnane Music Scholarship

          Established in 2016 from a bequest to The University of Queensland under the will of Paula Ruth Kinnane, this scholarship is awarded for outstanding auditions for the Bachelor of Music (Honours).

          Previous recipients:

          • 2021: Lili Stephens, Konstantinos Vouloukos
          • 2020: Ellen McCusker
          • 2019: Lara Miller, Elena James
          • 2018: Florence Cappler-Shillington

           

            George Georges Research Scholarship

            The scholarship supports an undergraduate student seeking to undertake a research project in an area relating to peace, nuclear disarmament, trade unionism, environmentalism, social justice, human rights, or other areas that reflect the values and goals of the late Senator George Georges.

            Previous recipients:

            • 2021: Anna Whip
            • 2020: Erin Jory, Andries Armes-Venter
            • 2018: Sophie Ryan

            The Wheatley Bursary

            Established in 2008 and maintained from the income of a bequest from the late Marcelle Walden, this scholarship is awarded to a financially disadvantaged mature-age second year student undertaking studies in political science and/or public policy.

            Previous recipients:

            • 2021: Shaun Bickley
            • 2020: Mitchell McHugh
            • 2019: Feargal McGovern
            • 2018: Marina Riley