We are proud to offer the William Groom Centenary of Toowoomba City Scholarship to 18 - 24 year olds, who are commencing their second or third year of a full time USQ degree course or TAFE Queensland South West diploma. We offer this scholarship as a way to acknowledge young students achievements to the local community. The scholarship provides $5,000 to the successful applicant. Applications are traditionally called in late October each year, with the scholarship winner announced at Toowoomba’s Australia Day ceremony.
The scholarship was established in 2004 to mark the centenary of Toowoomba’s declaration as a city. It honours the many achievements of the municipality’s first mayor William Henry Groom, who served several terms from 1861 before winning seats in the Queensland and Commonwealth Parliaments.
How to apply
To apply for the scholarship, please submit the form below before 5pm on the 1st Monday in December.
Applicants must be 18 - 24 year olds, who are commencing their second or third year of a full-time USQ degree course or TAFE Queensland South West diploma next year.
Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:
- Sound academic achievement in all subjects attempted in the first and/or second year of their course.
- A record of community involvement in local organisations that may include sport, arts, cultural and charitable groups.
- Graduation from a local high school, having attended for two years and reside in the Toowoomba Regional Council area.
- Intention to continue in a full-time course of study next year.
Current recipient - Emma Terry (photo top left of page)
Emma’s caring nature extends far beyond her Bachelor of Nursing studies. The 21-year-old student finds the time to volunteer at numerous youth and sporting activities through Toowoomba’s HumeRidge Church of Christ in addition to achieving outstanding results in her academic pursuits.
- 2016 Nancy Webb
- 2015 Emma Rae
- 2014 Shelby Battaglene
- 2013 Emily Burton
- 2012 Lauren England
- 2011 Matthew Ball
- 2010 Elise Reichelt
- 2009 James Laundon
- 2008 David Hatch
- 2007 Lacey-Rachelle Millican
- 2006 Luke Boulus
- 2005 Leah Hudson
- 2004 Aeolyn Gwynne