Available to:
Future or Current female student at The University of Queensland from a rural or regional area

Level of study:
Undergraduate

Year of study:
Any year of an undergraduate degree

Citizenship:
Australian

This award honours Dr Sasaka Bandaranaike. Dr Bandaranayake was the first female Johnian to be elected President of the Student Club. She held office in 1995.
The Rural and Regional Women’s Scholarship is a financial bursary which celebrates over 25 years of co-residency at St John’s College. The award is designed to support a young woman from a rural or regional area to attend The University of Queensland and reside at St John’s College.

Award Value:
$5,000 over 1 year ($2,500/semester)

Duration:
1 year

APPLICATIONS OPEN:
1st September (for awards to be held the following year)

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:
Continuing/Returning Students: 4.00pm, Friday 23rd November 2018
New/Fresher Students: 4.00pm, Friday 18th January 2019
Note: Students seeking entry to St John’s College are advised to submit their scholarship application at the same time as they apply for residence at the College as some awards may be offered early on a conditional basis.

Eligibility
  • A recipient must be able to demonstrate financial difficulties associated with attendance at The University of Queensland
  • A recipient must be a full-time, undergraduate student of The University of Queensland or have been offered a place at The University of Queensland
  • A recipient must be undertaking her first undergraduate degree program
  • A recipient must remain a full-time student at The University of Queensland for the period of the award
  • A recipient must have been accepted into St John’s College and must be a resident of the College for the period of the award
  • A recipient must make satisfactory progress towards the completion of her degree program
  • A recipient must contribute the balance of the College fees
About The Awards
  • This award is offered annually to a young woman from a regional or rural area who has been accepted at The University of Queensland
  • It is offered on the basis of demonstrated financial difficulties associated with attending The University of Queensland
  • The amount of the award is currently $5,000
  • It is offered as remission of fees over two semesters of one academic year
  • The award will be reviewed annually and provided a recipient continues to be able to demonstrate financial hardship, it may be renewed
How To Apply
Applicants for the scholarship must apply to the Warden of St John’s College by the closing date using the St John’s College Award Application Form.
For More Information
Contact St John’s College Admissions Officer at admissions@stjohns.uq.edu.au.