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Stories of Impact

Everyone has a story. At CQUniversity we take the time to get to know our students, who are able to achieve their education thanks to the scholarships from our generous partners and donor community.

Through scholarships and bursaries, students are supported on their journey to be who they want to be, and by sharing their stories they hope to inspire more of our community to support CQUniCares. Be inspired to create change with us and discover the stories of those we’ve come to know.

Renay Clarke

Renay Clarke

"I never thought I would be one of ‘those people’ who were lucky enough to go to University. Until my circumstances changed, and I found myself pursuing my dreams. Sometimes I still pinch myself as I can hardly believe it."

"I hope to provide a better life for my children and show them the benefits of studying so they can have opportunities I was never afforded. My scholarship will mean I can purchase a laptop, and textbooks that can assist with meeting my goals. Thank you for your support in helping me reach this goal."

Kirsty Harper

Kirsty Harper

"My dream is to become a registered psychologist where I hope to work with children, adolescents and their families who suffer with any form of disability. It’s a field close to my heart, as I have seen first-hand the challenges my family members have faced and the lack of support for people with disabilities."

"My scholarship will help to buy textbooks, pay internet bills and help clear the debt I have obtained recently from travelling to Queensland to attend a residential school."

Linford Hulin-Bobart.

Linford Hulin-Bobart

"I am a second year Bachelor of Medical Sonography and Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography student. I am so incredibly thankful to be receiving the CQUniCares Student Success Scholarship – School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences."

"Words cannot express my gratitude for the donations that make these scholarships a possibility. To reach out when I needed help the most and have them answer my pleas overwhelmed me with emotion."

Deborah Annesley

Deborah Annesley

"This reward has brought a welcome relief to the struggles of prioritising needs for university, family and health. The financial support this offers me towards residential school expenses and replacing my old laptop are extremely appreciated, along with the emotional support of knowing that someone is cheering me on – thank you!"

"I know where “much is given, much is required”. This inspires me to pass the torch on and be of service to those in need in my future career as a Nutritionist."

Sean Campbell

Sean Campbell

"As a single father and primary care provider for my three children, the financial strain of studying did have me questioning the future of my degree."

"My scholarship has helped to alleviate that pressure and allowed me to put more energy into completing my units. It’s helped with the purchase of textbooks, course requirements and travel costs associated with practicums and classes."

Jardelki Palmer.

Jardel Palmer

"I am the only one in my family to go to graduate high school, let alone attend university. Despite the many obstacles I’ve faced, I've continued to maintain an honours GPA and am well on my way to becoming a project manager in the mines."

"It's difficult to express my gratitude in words for my scholarship but I am honored to be awarded it. Thank you so very much to the donor community, you have contributed greatly to my success as a graduating engineer."