The scholarship was founded in 1967 by Senate in recognition of the lifelong work of the Venerable Archdeacon Edward Leo Hayes, Hon. MA, FRGSA, in the study and preservation of books and other materials in the field of Australian culture and of his action in donating to the University the entire collection which resulted from such work.

The scholarship is awarded for the purpose of assisting a mature-age student of not less than 25 years to pursue an undergraduate program at the University.


The scholarship is open to applicants who:

are not less than 25 years of age on the date the application must be lodged;
intend to enrol at The University of Queensland in the first semester of the year of the award.

About the award

Selection criteria

The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by:

  • financial position of the applicant and the difficulties which they may have overcome to enrol at the University; and
  • academic achievement in secondary school or their program; and
  • other evidence as may be deemed relevant.

Preference will be given to students who lived or worked in the area of the Darling Downs for a period of 12 months.

Terms and conditions

The scholarship is tenable for the normal minimum duration of the recipient's program, subject to satisfactory academic progress and continued full-time enrolment.

How to apply

Download application form and forward to the Scholarships Office before the closing date.

The Venerable Archdeacon Edward Leo Hayes Adult Undergraduate Scholarship Rules.pdf
Venerable Archdeacon Edward Leo Hayes Scholarship Application Form 2017.doc

Opening date: 
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 10:15
Closing date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 17:00