The Brighter Futures Scholarship is awarded to students who have experienced financial hardship and/or educational disadvantage that has impacted their ability to achieve their full potential.

The scholarship has a maximum value of $5,000 and is paid in two instalments of $2,500 in Trimesters 1 and 2 (pro-rata payments for part-time study where approved under exceptional circumstances).

Apply by 4 pm Monday 16 January 2023

To see how this scholarship has benefited past recipients, check out some of our student stories below.

Student stories

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder or New Zealand Citizen
  • be a domestic undergraduate continuing student and have completed a minimum of 80 Credit Points
  • demonstrate financial disadvantage by either being in receipt of a means-tested Commonwealth income support payment or a comprehensive assessment by the University
  • not have completed the requirements for an Australian Bachelor award unless such an award is a pre-requisite to your undergraduate program of enrolment and there is no alternate pathway into that program
  • have a GPA of 5 or above.

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
  • Relocation within Australia.

Personal background:

  • Income and expenditure
  • Scholarships
  • Circumstances.

Applicants are assessed on the following five (5) categories:

  • Financial hardship
  • Home environment and responsibilities
  • English language difficulty
  • Personal illness and disability
  • Educational disruption.

and the academic standing of the applicant and the likelihood of success in the chosen program.

* Priority will be given to students entering their second year and who are not in receipt of any other scholarship funding.

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Maximum of $5,000 payable in two instalments in Trimesters 1 and 2 (pro-rata payments for part-time study where approved under exceptional circumstances).

Payments are made up to six weeks after the census date, subject to satisfying scholarship terms and conditions.

Sponsor details

The Brighter Futures Scholarship is supported by the Brighter Futures Scholarship Program.

To remain eligible for the scholarship, recipients will be required to:

  • remain full time enrolled at Griffith University in an undergraduate degree
  • maintain a good Academic Standing of a GPA 5.0 or above
  • provide a short explanation via email with supporting documentations for part-time study (under exceptional circumstances)
  • attend at least one Brighter Futures Scholarship Program event and one professional development session (unless mutually agreed with the University).

The above conditions are verified each trimester at census date. If a scholarship recipient fails to successfully meet these conditions, scholarship payments may be withheld, or the scholarship may be terminated.

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.