From hardship to UQ Law: Anna’s scholarship story

Being granted a UQ Law Leadership, Excellence and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship was Anna’s ticket into a top-tier university – an intimidating feat for the Redcliffe school leaver who held an innate desire to help people but was unsure whether UQ was the right place to explore that passion

After meeting other students from all walks of life, Anna uncovered the diverse pathways on offer at UQ and learnt you should never judge a book by its cover.

Read more about Anna’s story in her own words.

I distinctly remember being incredibly nervous about my interview. I sat in the car with my dad for half an hour trying to hype myself up, and then struggled to find the interview room because the library was so huge! Later, in my panic, I told the interviewers that I’d never dreamed of going to UQ because “I thought it was just a school for rich kids”. They told me that was a reputation they’re actively trying to change, and that has stuck with me ever since. I think I’m a small piece of living proof that UQ can be an amazing place for anyone to thrive – and I’m so glad that it was for me.

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