Student scholarships transform lives

UQ student scholarships mean much more than an opportunity to turn a dream into a reality. They give students the chance to reach their full potential, and in return make a positive contribution to the lives of others.

Students studying

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Image: bongkarn/Adobe Stock

Dana Tabbara

Professor David AF Morgan OAM and Mrs Noeleen Morgan Prize for Academic Improvement (2020)

“Scholarships make a huge difference to a student; they provide the means to access educational tools, relieve financial burdens and instil a sense of achievement in the recipient that will remain with them well into their career.

“Receiving this award has not only allowed me to purchase several textbooks that have been critical to my learning, but more importantly, has given me a tremendous amount of confidence in myself and in the work that I have put into my course over the years. I feel a sense of belonging and competence that I did not have before and am very grateful to my donor for the difference it has made.”

Thank you to Professor David AF Morgan OAM and Mrs Noeleen Morgan for supporting this prize.

Dana Tabbara

Dana Tabbara

Dana Tabbara

Jesse and wife, Farrah Harris

Jesse and wife, Farrah Harris

Jesse and wife, Farrah Harris

Jesse Harris

Gough Family Scholarship for Medical Education (2020)

“As a student studying a Doctor of Medicine with UQ, I am 6 years into 7 years of study. Doing this full time for so long has meant that even while working part-time doing various jobs, funds get low, and buying things that are required for study is hard to accommodate.

“Being a recipient of a scholarship in my penultimate year has meant that I have been able to purchase much needed study materials, which would not have been possible without financial support.

"This scholarship gift is something I very much value, and it is helping me get over the line to finish my study.”

Thank you to Professor Ian Gough AM and Dr Ruth Gough for supporting this scholarship.

Lauren Grace

Professor Bryan Emmerson Medical Scholarship (2020)

“My parents are amazing. They’ve helped me so much, but they don't have the money to support me through university. Making the move from regional Victoria to Queensland, away from my family has been difficult.

"It really means the world to me that I am a recipient of the Professor Bryan Emmerson scholarship. I feel so humbled by it. I'm incredibly grateful and I honestly don't know where I would be without it.”

Thank you to the Emmerson Family for supporting this scholarship.


Education changes lives, but many students struggle with financial hardship. Give to medicine.uq.edu.au/philanthropy or create your legacy through a bursary by emailing med.advancement@uq.edu.au

Professor Stephen Emmerson, Lauren Grace and Professor Brett Emmerson

Professor Stephen Emmerson, Lauren Grace and Professor Brett Emmerson

Professor Stephen Emmerson, Lauren Grace and Professor Brett Emmerson

This story is featured in the Summer 2021 edition of UQmedicine Magazine. View the latest edition here. Or to listen, watch, or read more stories from UQ’s Faculty of Medicine, visit our blog, MayneStream.