20 Nov 2023

Unlock your marine science passion with the North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) Marine Science Scholarship.

Applications are now open.

High school students can now apply for a unique opportunity to pursue marine science studies at James Cook University (JCU) in 2024.

This scholarship opens doors to a career in marine science by building important links to future employers with mentoring opportunities.

What would I receive as part of the scholarship?

NQBP will provide:

  • $5,000 per year ($15,000 total) for three years to assist with studies at JCU
  • accommodation costs during NQBP work experience in Mackay: One week per year for the first and second years and two weeks for year three

Am I eligible?

The NQBP Marine Science Scholarship is open for application to candidates who:

  • are domestic students, i.e. Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa; and
  • are a commencing student (school leaver)
  • are enrolled or intend to enrol in a Bachelor of Marine Science; and
  • are enrolled or intend to enrol full-time (minimum of 9 credit points) at the JCU Cairns or Townsville Campus.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTQI+ community, women, mature aged workers and people with different abilities.

How do I apply?

For further information or to begin your application go to JCU's online application portal.

Applications close 31 January 2024.

Since 2021 NQBP and JCU have awarded five scholarships to university students undertaking a Bachelor of Marine Science.

The scholarship program is part of NQBP’s broader long-term partnership with JCU, where researchers monitor the local marine environment surrounding four ports Weipa, Mackay, Hay Point and Abbot Point.