The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support female students of Samoan heritage to undertake studies in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at The University of Queensland.

Award value: $3,000

Duration: 1 year

Applications close: 24 March 2017


To be eligible for this scholarship an applicant must:

(1) be a domestic student within the meaning of the fee rules;

(2) be enrolled full time in an approved program;

(3) have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0, if a continuing student;

(4) demonstrate financial need;

(5) provide evidence of Samoan heritage; and

(6) complete an application form and submit it to the Executive Dean by the due date.

Selection criteria:

(1)  For the selection process, the Executive Dean must establish a selection committee, comprising -
(i)    the Executive Dean, or nominee, as chair of the committee; and
(ii)    a representative from the Executive Dean’s Office; and
(iii)    Janelle Donnelly or nominee, with university staff comprising the majority.
(2) The committee may decide to interview short-listed candidates.
(3)  In making its recommendation the selection committee will take into account -
i.    academic achievements; and
ii.    demonstrated financial need; and
iii.    personal qualities, including leadership potential; and
iv.    any other factors the committee deems relevant.


Executive Dean means the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.
Approved program means any undergraduate program administered by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law or a dual program that includes any undergraduate program administered by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.
scholarship means the J.M. Donnelly Scholarship.
Satisfactory academic progress means a semester GPA of at least 4.0.

Terms and conditions:

(1)    The  recipient may hold the scholarship for up to 1 year subject to the recipient:
(a) remaining enrolled as a full-time student  in an approved program; and
(b) maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
(2)    If the recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1) the recipient must show cause to the Executive Dean why the scholarship should not be cancelled.

How to apply:

Applications close: 24 March 2017

For more information and to apply visit the UQ Scholarships website.