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Rod Stringer Tourism Scholarship

Scholarship applications for Semester 1, 2024 are now closed.

Offered for the first time in Semester 1, 2018 the Rod Stringer Tourism Scholarship aims to support students who are interested in pursuing a career in the tourism industry.

The Scholarship provides financial assistance to offset the costs associated with tertiary study that can have a significant impact on a student’s ability to further their education. In some instances, students may not get the chance to go to university without financial help.

Rod Stringer has extensive domestic and international experience and influence in the tourism industry. Rod is the Sunshine Coast representative and spokesperson for a niche tourism industry organisation and past board member of Tourism Noosa. He owned and managed high end beach front accommodation at Peregian Beach for over 15 years and helped put Noosa "on the map" as a destination for key tourism markets.

Each Scholarship is valued at $5,000 over two semesters and will support students in their third year of the Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) program. One scholarship will be made available each year and will be paid to the recipient as a lump sum of $2,500 in each Semester of the recipient's 3rd year, after enrolment has been confirmed three weeks after Census Date in the relevant Semester.

Please Note: This scholarship is offered on a yearly basis through funds provided by an external donor. If funding is not available in any given year, the scholarship will not be awarded.

  • enrolled full-time at any UniSC campus in a Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) program, or any Bachelor degree program with a Tourism major
  • continuing 3rd year undergraduate student having successfully completed a minimum of 192 units
  • minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0
  • Australian citizen, Permanent Resident of Australia, or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Selection criteria
  • financial need
  • preference will be given to students who are experiencing other equity considerations and circumstances
  • preference will be given to students not already in receipt of a UniSC scholarship
Eligible programs
Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management), or any Bachelor degree program with a Tourism major
Number available