Available to:
Current student at The University of Queensland

Level of study:
Undergraduate or Postgraduate

Year of study:
Third or fourth year


This award has been established by Matthew Blackwell who was President of the Student Club in 1993. Matthew is also a former director of the St John’s College Foundation Board. Matthew has a keen interest in leadership and the development of potential leaders.

The award is designed to recognise and support a student with leadership potential who can also demonstrate limited financial means.

Award Value:
Currently $1,500 – to provide remission of costs for the awardee to attend a course/conference centred on leadership

1 year

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

Continuing/returning students:  4pm on Monday, 12 October 2020
New/First Year students:  4pm on Friday, 15 January 2021

  • A recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate student at The University of Queensland
  • A recipient must have demonstrated leadership potential and experience that can be deployed with the College community
  • A recipient must be in residence at St John’s College for the academic year in which the award is received
  • A recipient must remain a full time student for the year in which the award is made
  • A recipient must make satisfactory progress towards the completion of her/his undergraduate/postgraduate degree program
About The Awards
  • This award is offered annually
  • Only one award may be made in any one year
  • It is to be awarded to a student going into third or fourth year who demonstrated leadership potential and can demonstrate financial need
  • The award is to be used to promote study in the field of leadership
  • The award is to provide remission of costs for the awardee to attend a course/conference/meeting centred on leadership
  • The course/conference will be selected by the recipient but must be approved by the Warden
  • The awardee may be offered mentoring sessions with Matthew Blackwell (one per semester)
  • The award is for a period of one academic year only
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.