The Beryl Stevens Memorial Bursary for Mature Age Students is to assist mature age students enrolled in a program within the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, full-time or part-time.

The bursary is valued at $1,000, paid in a single payment.

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Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • be enrolled in a program within the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, either full-time or part-time
  • be commencing at least 2nd year of the required program (minimum 80CP completed)
  • be aged 30 years or over
  • have a GPA of 4.0 or higher.

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:

Study Details

  • Program: to confirm enrolment details and academic merit.


  • Personal Statements:
    • Scholarship Benefit: How will you benefit from being awarded this bursary?

* Selection will be determined by a panel

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The bursary is valued at $1,000, paid in a single payment.

Payments are made up to six weeks after the Census Date subject to maintaining ongoing eligibility requirements.

Award details

Throughout the years, my mother, Beryl Stevens, has pursued a wide variety of interests, undertaken extensive study encompassing health and life skills, and gained practical experience both in her own quest for knowledge and to fulfil her vision of helping others.

Her academic qualifications and study include, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities, a Diploma in Swedish Massage, a postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Massage and Manipulative Therapy, a Diploma in Biochemistry, a Diploma in Iridology, a Certificate in Bach Flower Remedies, a postgraduate Certificate in Theology, a Certificate in Positive Spirituality, a Certificate in Spirituality and Inner Healing, advanced study and training in yoga to the level of teacher, two years training in Tai Chi, and further short-term courses dealing with natural ways of healing on all levels (body, mind and spirit). Her work experience has been interesting and varied, from being the owner/manager of Prana Health Food shop and manager of Sherwood Health Foods, to being a practitioner specialising in Swedish massage and Bach Flower remedies and teaching massage at the Brisbane College of Natural Therapies.

Beryl's enduring belief in giving is demonstrated by her extensive volunteer work. She has taught English to ESL students at Yeronga TAFE and migrant staff at Canossa Hospital and worked with the Smith Family and Red Cross.  Beryl generously supports many charities, including her child sponsorship with World Vision.

Applicants must remain enrolled in the program for which the bursary was awarded to receive payment.

Applications must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.

Griffith University reserves the right to withdraw an advertised scholarship at any time.