Lambert McBride Perpetual Bursary

The Lambert McBride Perpetual (Bursary) is named in honour of the late Lambert McBride - an Aboriginal advocate and lobbyist for Queensland Indigenous rights. The Bursary was established by the Queensland Government to recognise the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Constitutional referendum.

Mr McBride believed in the value of education for progress and encouraged Indigenous people to get a good education. This Bursary provides the opportunity for one Indigenous tertiary student studying in any field at a Queensland higher education institution to continue Mr McBride's legacy through a one-off grant of $5,000 to assist with study expenses.

Grant benefits

The successful candidate will receive a one-off payment of $5,000 to assist with study-related expenses such as a computer, text books or stationery.

The funds will be paid as a lump sum after confirmation of enrolment in the semester following the award of the Bursary.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for this Bursary, candidates must provide:

  • written evidence of being recognised as a member of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community
  • evidence of having completed (or will soon complete) first or second year of study in any field at a Queensland higher education institution in the current calendar year.

Enquiries and further information

Applications for the 2019 Lambert McBride Perpetual Bursary have closed.

Email specific enquiries to or phone on (07) 3055 2991.​​​​​​​​