Established in 1995 by a bequest under the will of Maisie Elizabeth Handy in memory of her late husband E.O.H. Handy.

Awarded to Indigenous people of Queensland to attend The University of Queensland.


The scholarship is open to Queensland Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students at The University of Queensland.

About the award

The object of the scholarship is to provide assistance to two Indigenous people of Queensland to attend the University of Queensland. The scholarship is awarded on the recommendation of the President of the Academic Board in consultation with the Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Selection criteria

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of:

  • academic merit or technical excellence of the applicant;
  • any other scholarship, bursary, award or benefit, whether governmental or otherwise, to which the applicant is entitled; and
  • social and economic need.

The period of tenure of the scholarship is one year. Candidates may apply for an award in other years.

How to apply

Download the application form as per below and forward to the Scholarships office by the closing date.

Opening date: 
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 10:15
Closing date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 17:00