UQef provides opportunities for major benefactors ($100,000+) to support academic programmes which they feel need stronger emphasis or more rapid development. These opportunities include academic scholarships, named Chairs and research programmes.

Young Achievers Program

Scholarship Program

The Young Achievers Program aims to provide financial support to students who demonstrate that their studies will have benefits for them professionally and for the Australian community.  

LEAD Scholarship

Leadership, Excellence and Diversity

The Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship was initiated from a donation designed to make the University’s prestigious, high cut-off degrees more accessible to young people who have experienced some form of educational disadvantage.  November 2016 saw the first round of applicants.

What others say about our programs…

Thank you so much

“This is long overdue and I should’ve said it much earlier, but thank you so much for everything that you have done for me this year. I’m still pinching myself to see if this entire scholarship is real, because it really does seem too good to be true. I received way more than I originally thought this year from the LEAD Scholarship team and I’m unexplainably grateful. Thank you for making the university transition a million times easier than it should have been and thank you for even considering me in the first place as a scholar for this opportunity – it has helped me and my family beyond measure this year” (2019 Cohort)

The LEAD scholarship has been a lifesaver

“I’d say my experience with the LEAD scholarships has been a lifesaver. As the first in my immediate family going to uni, it‘s nice to have a network of mentors and older scholarship recipients to talk to and get advice from. It was also really lovely to have a few people in my cohort who I knew and had something in common with, and who were in similar situations. I met one of my very closest friends through the LEAD coffee catch ups!” (2019 Cohort)