UQPN Professional Development Scholarship

Applications for the UQPN Professional Development Scholarship are closed for 2024

Are you ready to take your professional development goals to the next level? The generous prize pack offers successful applicants:

  • a scholarship valued up to *$1,500, to pursue professional development in alignment with current or future career aspirations
  • a certificate of achievement
  • recognition at the UQPN annual conference, including an exciting opportunity to upskill your public speaking skills at the conference
  • the opportunity to apply and showcase the new knowledge and skills gained on a meaningful UQPN project
  • exposure in UQPN communications.

A UQPN Scholarship can provide various benefits such as:

  • demonstrating a commitment to growth and improvement
  • recognition
  • a boost of self-confidence
  • expanding networking opportunities
  • discovering a new skill
  • exciting public speaking opportunity at the UQPN Conference 
  • staying relevant in a constantly evolving professional landscape
  • acting as a catalyst for personal transformation.



"In 2022, I received the UQPN scholarship, and I proactively collaborated with my supervisor to bridge the funding gap for three-days of PowerBI training. As a direct outcome of this training, I gained proficiency in a new software tool that enhances my data analysis and visualisation capabilities. My supervisor is now advocating for the entire team to undergo similar training. Winning the UQPN scholarship enabled me to invest in my professional development without straining UQ's limited resources or relying on my personal funds. " Tracy Laurence-Johnson, Manager, Internal Audit


"I completed a certificate in General Insurance in 2020, thanks to a partial UQPN scholarship that I was awarded and shared with another UQPN member. The certificate improved my proficiency in collecting data for the annual insurance renewal, processing claims, and understanding the unique insurable risks at UQ.  It also increased my confidence when responding to complex enquiries.  The UQPN has connected me with staff, business areas and processes that I might not otherwise have known, which is incredibly beneficial in my current role.  My engagement with the Network has also empowered me to take on new challenges within my paid role, and now as a UQPN committee member, knowing that I can call on the support and expertise of other Network members to assist with these challenges and with my ongoing professional development." Catherine Baldry, Senior Insurance Officer
Applications for the UQPN Professional Development Scholarship are closed for 2024
Review the UQPN Scholarship Criteria and Terms & Conditions (PDF, 171.1 KB) then click the apply now button below to access the online application form and upload your proposal for consideration.
Your proposal should outline your justification for being awarded the scholarship prize i.e. the objectives of your participation, the relevance to your current role or future career progression, alignment with your development plans, alignment with UQ’s strategic goals and your anticipated personal and professional benefit of attendance.

You can even get creative when you apply this year! We are mixing it up! You can apply by submitting* your proposal in any of the following formats via the online application form:

  • Written via Word, PowerPoint or a PDF (max. 500 words)
  • An audio recording (max. 3 minutes)
  • A video recording (max. 3 minutes). 

* The application form allows for proposal submissions of up to 1GB in file size, larger file sizes may be emailed (see instructions on the application form).



7 March 2024

Applications open

19 March 2024 

Unlock Your Potential Workshop: Discover, Create and Shine! 

Open to all UQPN members

17 April 2024

Closing date for applications

29 April 2024

Scholarship winner(s) notified

25 October 2024

UQPN annual conference (opportunity for scholarship winner/s to present)

Feel free to reach out to the UQPN Scholarships team (uqpn@uq.edu.au) if you have any questions.