Scholarships and Bursaries
Duchesne College seeks to nurture each of its students, in the tradition of Madeleine Sophie Barat. Acknowledging and celebrating the five Sacred Heart goals, in their widest sense, plays an important part in this. The further development of Awards, Scholarships and Bursaries is integral to the vision of Duchesne as a means of enabling students, who may not otherwise have the opportunity, to benefit from residence at Duchesne.
All scholarship and bursary applications use the same form and terms and conditions. You only need to apply once for as many as you are eligible for:
All applications for 2020 will close on 30th September, 2019 (for incoming students). Late applications will only be considered at the discretion of The Head of College.
For further information, please contact the Head of College, Ms Kate Tully: firstname.lastname@example.org or (07) 3377 2333.
Bursaries at Duchesne College 2020
Duchesne College promotes diversity and equality of access to a College experience. It is recognised that the majority of our students come from backgrounds where College fees present a considerable challenge. Virtually all students work in the holidays to assist with the payment of their fees and many students work in semester time to reduce the pressure felt by their parents. The College provides a variety of payment plans to take into account varying financial circumstances. However, it is clear that, without financial support, some worthy students would be unable to remain in residence.
Through the Duchesne College Council Bursaries, established in 2007, the College aims to financially support students who, because of their circumstances, might otherwise be unable to continue at Duchesne College. Bursaries are awarded to students in financial need who, in the opinion of the Selection Panel, will derive significant benefit from remaining at College and who will be valuable contributors to College life.
In 2020, the College will award up to 20 bursaries at an average value of $5,000.
The O'Dwyer Family Bursary
The O’Dwyer Family has generously established an endowment to provide a scholarship for a student who, because of her circumstances, might otherwise be unable to undertake her undergraduate university studies as a resident of Duchesne College. O'Dwyer Family Bursary Background (484 KB)
O'Dwyer Family Bursary Background (484 KB)
Indigenous Student Bursary
Duchesne College promotes diversity and equality of access to a College experience. It is recognised that the many of our students come from backgrounds where College fees present a considerable challenge. The College herebyprovides a scholarship for an indigenous student who, because of her circumstances, might otherwise be unable to undertake her undergraduate university studies as a Resident of Duchesne College.
UQ/Duchesne Young Achievers Program (YAP) Bursary
Duchesne College, in partnership with UQ, offers an accommodation grant for students who are part of the Young Achievers Program.
UQ/Duchesne College Music Achievement Bursary
Duchesne College, in partnership with UQ, offers an accommodation grant for students who have experienced a challenging pathway to gaining university entrance and who will be enrolled at UQ in a specific Music program.
Scholarships at Duchesne College 2020
The following scholarships are available for students commencing their undergraduate studies in 2020.
The Duchesne Excellence Scholarship recognises excellence across one or more areas of college life, including academic, service, cultural and sporting endeavours.
In 2020, the College will award up to 20 Duchesne Excellence Scholarships at an average value of $1,000.
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Tertiary Scholarships for rural and regional students:
Profiles of scholarship holders
Sariah Xu – Music ScholarshipSariah Xu, who had just completed her third year of B Music at the University of Queensland, is one of the most talented viola players of her age in Australia. She has benefited greatly by receiving a music scholarship to continue her studies whilst living at Duchesne. … Read more
Gabriella Blokland – Young Achievers ScholarshipGabriella Blokland was attending St George State High School in 2011 when she was recommended by her Principal for the Young Achievers Program, offered by the University of Queensland. … Read more
Isabella Smith - The O'Dwyer Family ScholarshipMy name is Bella and I’m from the small town of Longreach, located right in the centre of Queensland.… Read more
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Service and Mission
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