The Thompson Excellence Scholarship

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The Thompson Excellence Scholarship


Semester 1, 2020 applications are now open and will close on 30 November 2019.
Selections will be held in January/February with all applicants being notified of the outcome of their application by Friday 28 February 2020.

High achieving students commencing their first undergraduate degree

This Scholarship was offered for the first time in 2015.

Mr and Mrs Thompson are generous donors to the University of the Sunshine Coast, most recently making a $5 million gift to support the development of a multi-storey car park on USC’s Sippy Downs campus, the revenue generated to fund The Thompson Excellence Scholarship and The Thompson Study Support Scholarship.

The Scholarships are paid in instalments of A$4,000 per semester for the normal duration of the program.

A$8,000 per annum for up to 6 semesters for a 3 year program up to a maximum of A$24,000

A$8,000 per annum for up to 8 semesters for a 4 or 5 year program up to a maximum of A$32,000

Scholarship payments will be made approximately three weeks after Census Date of the relevant Semester, once enrolment has been confirmed.

** Bonus ranks applied as a result of any scheme will NOT apply for the purposes of awarding scholarships.

  • commencing full-time in first undergraduate program
  • enrolled in any USC undergraduate program
  • permanent resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Selection criteria
  • high academic achievement (OP 1-6 or equivalent) **
  • leadership skills demonstrated through academic, extra-curricular/community
  • financial need
Eligible programs
All undergraduate programs
Number available
Up to A$32,000
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