Katherine Heskett is the recipient of The Chancellor’s Scholarship, 2017; USQ Toowoomba’s most prestigious scholarship awarded to the most outstanding applicant commencing full-time, on-campus study.

The award was conferred to Katherine for her demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and participation in the wider community. She officially received the award at the USQ Toowoomba Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Monday, 27 February.

Katherine, a graduate of  Toowoomba State High School, has undertaken a Bachelor of Health (Biomedical Science),

but she has already completed a Head Start course on human anatomy and physiology last year.

“While I was an external student, I visited the campus for residential school and lab work, meeting so many people, including the lecturers. It was a really good experience and confirmed that USQ was the university for me,” she says.

She has participated in the University’s Student Experience Days, High School Constitutional Convention, and Secondary Schools Moot Competition.

Along with these experiences, Katherine has also worked as an Australian Red Cross Blood Service Student Ambassador, Relay for Life team leader and 40 Hour Famine participant.

The scholarship Awards ceremony also provided an opportunity to acknowledge donors’ contributione, including those via the University Student Endowment Fund (USEF).

Now in its 50th year, USQ will provide bursaries, scholarships and grants to nearly 1400 students in 2017. Our gallery includes recipients of the Vice Chancellor’s Principal’s Recommendation Scholarship, Power Tynan Scholarship, and USQ KickOn Bursaries Community Award.


Banner image: 2017 USQ Toowoomba Chancellor’s Scholarship recipient Katherine Heskett with USQ Chancellor Mr John Dornbusch