The Faculty of Science has launched its Annual Appeal to fundraise for the new UQ Future Scientist Scholarship.

Professor Melissa Brown, the Faculty's new Executive Dean, invites contributions to this new scholarship, designed to provide opportunities to budding future scientists whose current financial situation may otherwise prevent them from studying science at UQ.  Read Professor Brown's letter:

SUPPORTING UQ FUTURE SCIENTIST SCHOLARSHIP

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UQ Faculty of Science PhD scholarship holder Harriet Sangma in 2012

Dear valued community members,

I am writing to tell you about an exciting new program to provide greater access to students interested in studying Science at UQ, and to invite you to take part.
 
Employers of the future will increasingly look for graduates with knowledge and skills in science and technology, and a staff profile that provides the benefits of equity and diversity. To ensure the next generation has a prosperous future, it is therefore crucial we provide opportunities to the broadest cohort of prospective students to study science, regardless of their personal circumstances, background, or gender.
 
As the new Executive Dean of Science at UQ, I am therefore delighted to launch our new UQ Future Scientist Scholarship program.
 
This scholarship will empower and enable prospective students who may not otherwise consider, or be able to study, science at UQ. These include those experiencing financial hardship or social challenges, those who have taken nontraditional pathways to University, and girls who have the potential to be mathematicians or physicists of the future.
 
As someone whose career has been enabled by philanthropic scholarships, fellowships, and research grants, I am passionate about ensuring such opportunities are available for the next generation of science students. To facilitate this, the UQ Faculty of Science will match every dollar donated to this Scholarship to extend the benefits as far as possible.
 
I welcome your support of this Scholarship which will help students where they need it most, including mentorships, meal vouchers, textbooks, and living stipends.
 
Your participation will be genuinely appreciated by each and every student who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study science at UQ and will ensure they are best prepared for a bright and prosperous future.
 
Kind regards,

Professor Melissa Brown
Executive Dean Faculty of Science

 

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