Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards

St John’s College offers a large number of awards to reward excellence and to support high performing students, regardless of background or means. Scholarships and prizes are awarded for academic achievement, and bursaries are given to support students in financial need.  There are some combined awards.  Some awards are administered by the College itself, while some are administered by the St John’s College Foundation, a charitable foundation established in 1991 with the object of supporting the College.  The large majority of awards come from generous benefactions by Old Johnians and other friends of the College.

For further information on scholarships, awards and bursaries, including eligibility for and conditions of awards, and how to apply, please visit St John’s College Foundation.

We offer:

  • Academic Scholarships, for sustained academic excellence;
  • Bursaries, where demonstrable financial need is a barrier to being at College: some bursaries are combined with scholarships, thus requiring academic excellence, as well; and
  • Cultural, Sporting, and General Scholarships, for excellence in extra-curricular pursuits.

We especially welcome applications for admission from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, who may be able to secure significant residential fee support via the Australian Government’s ABSTUDY scheme.  Our Joe Croft Indigenous Award supports indigenous students with sundry fees and educational resources.

Supporting Our Students

If you would like to contribute funds for awards to support student excellence, then please contact Mr Glen Cronan Warden (Acting) on 07 3842 6600 or  Donations to the College and to the St John’s College Foundation are tax deductible.


Applications are now open.  Applications close at 4:00 pm on Friday, 16 November 2018, for continuing/returning students; and at 4:00 pm on Friday, 18 January 2019, for commencing students, or students who have applied to commence.  Students who hope to commence in 2019 but who do not yet have an offer of admission should nevertheless apply by the closing date in order to be eligible.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Please read the terms and conditions of College awards.

Applications must be made using the prescribed application form.  All required supporting documentation must accompany the application form.  Results do not need to be in the form of a formally certified documents: for continuing students, a copy of an online memorandum of results will suffice for The University of Queensland grades; similarly for online portal displays of OP/ATAR scores.