Peter Høj and Mandy Thomas Indigenous Student Scholarship

Peter Høj and Mandy Thomas Indigenous Student Scholarship

Australia 13 Jan 2023
The university of Queensland Australia

The university of Queensland Australia

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13 Jan 2023
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Full funding
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Enrolment status: Current UQ student
Student type: Domestic
Study level: Undergraduate, Honours, Postgraduate coursework, Postgraduate research (HDR)
Study level: All study areas
Scholarship focus: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Accommodation, Financial hardship
Scholarship value: Full cost of accommodation covered for a standard room at Kev Carmody House
Scholarship duration: For the completion of the program taken full-time
Number awarded: May vary
Applications open: October 2022


You're eligible if you:

Selection criteria:

We'll consider:

  • demonstrated financial need
  • academic ability
  • personal qualities, including leadership potential
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers relevant to your future success in your field of study.

About this scholarship:

Peter Høj served as the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Queensland from 2012 to 2020. Following the public launch of UQ’s first comprehensive philanthropic campaign, Peter Høj and his wife Mandy Thomas established an endowed accommodation scholarship supporting Indigenous Australian students. This gift was inspired by both Peter’s belief in the personal and economic value of educational pursuits and the need to ensure greater access to historically disadvantaged members of the Australian community. Further, throughout his time in Australia, Peter has admired and learned from the country’s Indigenous peoples – in the Queensland community, throughout Australia and certainly on the UQ campus.

This scholarship is meant to support the next generation of Indigenous students working to create change in their communities and in the world, and – in a small, yet meaningful way – to address this historic inequity.

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