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Cash boost for school leavers to stay in the region
In a game changer for Queensland school leavers, USQ will offer new automatic scholarships for students with OPs from 1-8.
22 Aug 2019
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Geraldine Mackenzie, Scholarships
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School leavers who achieve an OP of 1-2/ATAR 97.5 will automatically receive a scholarship package valued up to $29,000, including an optional study abroad package and leadership development.
Students with an OP 6/ATAR 90 or above will be awarded a scholarship package valued up to $20,000.
And students with an OP8/ATAR 85 or above will be awarded up to $6,000.
USQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said it was a decisive move to help keep our young people in the regions, and attract students from capital cities to study at
USQ.
"We want to ensure our best and brightest are staying in the region, and that we are attracting school leavers from across the State," Professor Mackenzie said.
"We want to build strong rural and regional communities and we know that providing outstanding educational opportunities (and careers) locally is the best way of doing just that."
Professor Mackenzie said the suite of scholarships would apply to accomplished students who listed USQ as their number-one choice for QTAC. The scholarships will be available to school leavers studying full-time at any USQ campus.
"The University scholarship process has been simplified to encourage greater participation from prospective students," she said.
"The new scholarships are automatically awarded to students who place USQ as their first preference and meet the qualifying results – it’s that simple".
The scholarships, which are unlimited in number, are:
Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship - awarded to 2019 school leavers with OP 2/ATAR 97.5 or above. Total scholarship value of $29,000 over 4 years of study (or $23,000 over 3 years) including a $5000 Study Abroad package, participation in a leadership and development program, plus the opportunity to participate in the Student Ambassador program.
Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship - awarded to 2019 school leavers with OP 6/ATAR 90 or above. Total scholarship value of $20,000 over 4 years of study (or $15,000 over 3 years), plus the opportunity to participate in the Student Ambassador program.
Executive Dean’s Scholarship – awarded to 2019 school leavers with OP8/ATAR 85 or above. Total scholarship value of $6,000 over 4 years or $4,500 over 3 years), plus the opportunity to participate in the Student Ambassador program.
USQ has three campuses – Toowoomba, Ipswich and Springfield – and also delivers degrees online. Courses range from Aviation and Agriculture to Astronomy, Law, Education, Health and so much more.
It is the number one university in Australia for graduate starting salary, and the number one university in Queensland for graduate employment outcomes (*Good Universities Guide, 2019).
"It may surprise some that their local university is ranked so highly on a national scale but just because something is in a capital city it doesn’t equate to better," Professor Mackenzie said.
In 30 key research areas USQ is above world standard, according to Australia’s Research Council’s ‘Excellence in Research for Australia’ report.
For more information about the scholarships and the University of Southern Queensland, visit: https://www.usq.edu.au/scholarships.

Cash boost for school leavers
USQ is now offering automatic scholarships for students with OPs from 1-8. School leavers who achieve an OP of 1-2/ATAR 97.5 will automatically receive a scholarship package valued up to $29,000, including an optional study abroad package and leadership development. Students with an OP 6/ATAR 90 or above will be awarded a scholarship package valued up to $20,000. And students with an OP8/ATAR 85 or above will be awarded up to $6,000.

Find out more by visiting; https://www.usq.edu.au/scholarships



Accelerated Entry Pathway Program (AEPP)
The Accelerated Entry Pathway Program is a fast tracked version of TPP, which is designed for OP and non-OP Year 12 leavers to help ease the transition from high school into university study. AEPP is an intensive program offered over Semester 3 which will allow you to begin your university studies in a preparatory program. The program will assist you to become a successful university student by developing your academic skills before you start your degree. It will help you transition from school to university in a supportive, on-campus, adult learning environment.

Find out more by visiting usq.edu.au/study/degrees/accelerated-entry-pathway-program


Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP)
Even if you have not completed year 12 or it has been some time since you studied, USQ’s Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP) is the perfect way to start studying at university. You will study courses (subjects) to develop your writing, computing and general study skills and build your confidence for further studies. You may also study some specialised courses to prepare you for the degree you wish to study. USQ wants to give you every opportunity to achieve your study goals, so we want to give you a helping hand on the journey to university study. You will have access to great teaching and support in a friendly caring environment.

Find out more by visiting usq.edu.au/study/degrees/tertiary-preparation-program-domestic



Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP)
If you do not have the right school qualifications or it has been some time since you studied, USQ’s Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP) is the perfect way to start studying at university. This pathway program has been developed to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the academic skills needed for university study. You will study 3 or 6 courses (subjects), all with an Indigenous focus, to develop your writing, maths, general study and computing skills. Our College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research (CISER) will provide you with support at every step.
Find out more by visiting usq.edu.au/study/degrees/indigenous-higher-education-pathways-program

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