Rising sports stars awarded scholarships

15 Mar 2019

This is an image of a swimmer in a pool Queensland Reds’ backrower Angus Scott-Young, Olympic sailor Jake Lilley and Junior Pan Pac swimmer Eliza King were among the students from The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law who received 2019 UQ Sporting Scholarships.

Eleven BEL students were awarded scholarships for their achievements across eight sports – athletics, Australian football, cricket, mountain biking, rugby union, sailing, swimming and water polo.

Across UQ, 57 scholarships were awarded to 55 student athletes, including Olympic, Paralympic and Australian representatives.

UQ Sport Chief Executive Officer Bryan Pryde said the UQ Sporting Scholarship program allowed student-athletes to balance studies with the demands of elite-level sport.

“Our scholarship holders benefit from access to UQ Sport’s first-rate fitness facilities, as well as athlete workshops, academic liaison and tutoring delivered through the UQ Sport Academy,” Mr Pryde said.

“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, more than $245,000 in funding had been allocated amongst our 2019 Scholarship recipients.

“We look forward to working with these top-level sportsmen and women on their exciting journey ahead.”

UQ Sports Achievement Scholarship Committee Chair and BEL Faculty Deputy Executive Dean Professor Phil Bodman said elite student-athletes were ideal representatives for the University.

“These top-level sportsmen and women juggle study and other significant commitments, so they are great role models for all students,” Professor Bodman said.

“This year’s group joins a long, prestigious list of UQ elite student-athletes who are either still studying with us, or who we are proud to call our alumni.”

Female students accounted for more than half of the 55 UQ sporting scholarship recipients.

Chair of the Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship Committee Professor Andrew Cresswell said it was pleasing to see so many women represented.

“Our female athletes claimed 60 per cent of the scholarship pool which says a great deal for the significant impact that women are having in sport, particularly when they are judged equally on merit,” Professor Cresswell said.

“I think this result mirrors the impact and success we have seen in Australia and globally in women’s sport, in particular AFLW, NRLW, Australian women’s national rugby union, and Australian women’s cricket.”

2019 UQ Sports Achievement Scholarship recipients (value is from $3,000 to $8,000 for one year):

Liam Adcock
Sport: Athletics
Program: Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Economics

Tom Cutler
Sport: Australian Football
Program: Bachelor of Commerce

Matthew Engelbrecht
Sport: Rugby Union
Program:  Bachelor of Business Management

Jamie Hiscock
Sport: Athletics
Program: Bachelor of Business Management/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Cameron Jones
Sport: Swimming
Program: Bachelors of Economics/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Eliza King
Sport: Swimming
Program: Bachelor of Business Management

Jake Lilley
Sport: Sailing
Program: Bachelor of Business Management

Angus Scott-Young
Sport: Rugby Union
Program: Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Science

Megan Williams
Sport: Mountain Biking
Program: Bachelor of Commerce

2019 Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship recipients (value is $18,000 over three years; $6,000 per year):

Neve Lynch
Sport: Cricket
Program: Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Honours)

2019 UQ Sport Scholarship Ambassador Program recipients (value is $1,500 in support services for one year):

Tom Culleton
Sport: Water Polo
Program: Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours)

See the full list of 2019 UQ Sporting Scholarship recipients.