Liveris Academy Equity Scholarship Scheme
The university of Queensland Australia

Liveris Academy Equity Scholarship Scheme

Australia 08 Mar 2021

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Description

The purpose of the Liveris Academy Equity Scholarship Scheme is to encourage and support deserving students in an approved program at The University of Queensland, through financial support and membership with the Liveris Academy.

The Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership was established at The University of Queensland in 2018 with the support of a generous donation of $13.5M from UQ alumnus Andrew N. Liveris AO and his wife, Paula Liveris. The Liveris Academy is designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders with the capacity to address grand challenges at a time of dramatic socio-economic, technological and environmental change. Scholarships are offered as a “Liveris Academy Equity Scholarship” or a specific “Named Scholarship” under the auspices of the Liveris Academy Equity Scholarship Scheme.

A range of Scholarships sit within the framework of the Liveris Academy Equity Scholarship Scheme. Details of each of these Scholarships are given below and within the Scholarship rules which can be located under the 'how to apply' tab.

Eligibility

(1) An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship, if the applicant:

  • (a) submits an application to the Director by the closing date for applications;
  • (b) is a domestic student in accordance with the University’s Student Fees Policy;
  • (c) is enrolled, or intends to enrol full-time in an Approved Program in the year of award, or after an approved deferment of one year;
  • (d) does not hold another scholarship that the Director considers to be similar; and (e) can demonstrate educational disadvantage as a result of financial, geographical, cultural or other personal circumstances.

(2) To be eligible for a Named Scholarship, the student must also meet any additional eligibility requirements for that scholarship set out in Addendum 1 of the scholarship rules.

O’Moore Scholarship Endowment

The Scholarship was established in 2020 and is maintained by an endowed gift from Dr Liza O’Moore, UQ Alumna under the Create Change Scholarship Match and Dow Chemical Challenge. This Scholarship is to acknowledge the support by her parents Liam and Elaine O’Moore to pursue her studies at The University of Queensland.

Number awarded: One Scholarship may be awarded for the students Minimum Completion Time as tenure becomes vacant.
Value and Duration: One Scholarship may be awarded for the students Minimum Completion Time as tenure becomes vacant.
Additional Eligibility criteria:

  • can demonstrate financial disadvantage;
  • is enrolled or intends to enrol full-time in the first year of the Approved Program;
  • will complete, or has completed, year 12 in the two- year period prior to the year of award; and
  • does not already hold a university qualification.

Additional Selection criteria: The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial disadvantage. Preference may be given to applicants who are first in family to attend University.

Approved Program means the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), or engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program. Scholarship means the O’Moore Scholarship Endowment.

Pekol Family Scholarship for Women in Engineering

The Scholarship was established in 2020 and is maintained by an endowed gift from the Pekol Family under the Create Change Scholarship Match and Dow Chemical Challenge.

Number awarded: One Scholarship may be awarded for the students Minimum Completion Time as tenure becomes vacant.
Value and Duration: The annual value of the Scholarship will be at least $10,800 but will be limited to the annual income from the underlying endowment fund.
Additional Eligibility criteria: 

  • can demonstrate financial disadvantage;
  • is a female student;
  • is enrolled or intends to enrol full-time in the first year of the Approved Program; and
  • will complete, or has completed, year 12 in the two- year period prior to the year of award.

Additional Selection criteria: The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial disadvantage.

Approved Program means the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), or engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program. Scholarship means the Pekol Family Scholarship for Women in Engineering.

Rogers Family Scholarship

Number awarded: One Scholarship may be awarded for the students Minimum Completion Time as tenure becomes vacant.
Value and Duration: The annual value of the Scholarship will be at least $10,800 but will be limited to the annual income from the underlying endowment fund.
Additional Eligibility criteria: 

  • can demonstrate financial disadvantage; 
  • has completed at least 12 units but less than 27 units towards an Approved Program; and
  • does not already hold a university qualification.

Additional Selection criteria: The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial disadvantage. Preference may be given to a student studying in any field of engineering in the chemical engineering discipline.

Approved Program means the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), or engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program. Scholarship means the Rogers Family Scholarship.
 

 

How to apply

Applications are open for the awarding of the:

  • Pekol Family Scholarship for Women in Engineering
  • O’Moore Scholarship Endowment

Selection criteria

  1. For the selection process, the Director must establish a selection committee, comprising:
    • (a)     the Liveris Academy Director, or nominee, as Chair of the committee;
    • (b)    the Relevant Associate Dean (Academic), or nominee; 
    • (c)    up to one UQ staff member nominated by the Chair;
    • (d)    one member of the Liveris Academy Internal Steering Committee, Advisory Board, or Honorary Board; and
    • (e)    for the selection of each Named Scholarship, one representative from a donor or industry partner for that Named Scholarship, 
    • with UQ staff comprising the majority.
  2. UQ staff who are donors to the Scholarship being awarded are not eligible to be on the selection committee for that Scholarship.
  3. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:
    • (a) documented evidence of educational disadvantage as a result of financial, geographical, cultural or other personal circumstances;
    • (b) academic achievement in their secondary school studies or tertiary studies as relevant;
    • (c) evidence of personal qualities including –
      • (i)    leadership potential, community service and/or engagement; 
      • (ii)    alignment with the graduate attributes of the Liveris Academy; 
      • (iii)    demonstrated commitment to academic excellence; 
      • (iv)    demonstrated capacity and willingness to actively participate in, and positively contribute to, co-curricular activities at UQ; and
      • (v)    demonstrated strength of interest in undertaking co-curricular developmental activities through the Liveris Academy; and
    • (d) any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success at UQ and in their subsequent career.
  4. The selection committee may decide to interview shortlisted applicants.
  5. To be selected for a Named Scholarship, students must also meet any additional selection criteria for that Scholarship set out in Addendum 1. 
  6. An applicant cannot hold more than one Scholarship.
     

Scholarship value : Variable as per Addendum 1 for Named Scholarships (See Scholarship Rules)

Number awarded : Variable as per Addendum 1 for Named Scholarships (See Scholarship Rules)

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