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.

Zac Newland

Get to know Zac

"I walk with callipers and a walking frame and when not in those I use a wheelchair, so leaving my support and moving to a totally different environment where I had to take care of myself and continue with my studies was rather daunting."

"My scholarships have helped me with my textbooks, university fees and accommodation expenses and allowed me to focus on my studies without having to worry about my finances."

Rhianne Pearce

Get to know Rhianne

"My scholarship has been a godsend in ways of easing the financial burden while attending clinical placement and residential school. That one phone call to let me know I had been successful made my study, clinical placement and family life so much easier to juggle for the rest of the term."

"It’s hard to express just how thankful I am to the donors of my scholarship – what I really want you to know is how much your support has had a positive effect on another person’s life. You are essentially breaking down barriers for students like myself to successfully achieve their degree."

Get to know Jackie

Get to know Jackie

"I chose nursing because my youngest child was born premature and the work I saw the Nurses do was inspiring. I wanted to give back to the community. I’m a single parent, and I struggle financially, but I didn’t want to give up my passion of becoming a Nurse. The scholarship helped out a lot with bills and allowed me to get childcare when I needed it."

"My family is my motivation to do better. The future is bright with education and I believe that the support for students, offered by CQUniCares is really important – it’s life-changing. It’s helped me a lot and I am forever grateful for the help that I have received."

Get to know Matthew

Get to know Matthew

"I applied for a scholarship, which turned my life around. My scholarship assisted me with a number of my student expenses, which meant I didn’t have to work as much to get by. I was able to pay attention to my studies, rather than constantly worrying about money."

"My scholarship had a massive impact on my success at university. It got me to graduation and now I’m working as a graduate engineer in my dream job."

Get to know Heather

Get to know Heather

"The emergency grant helped take the pressures off daily living and gave me the opportunity to buy textbooks and pay for living expenses. Trying to juggle four children (three with special needs) and study can be challenging."

"I believe the more support offered to students, the better they succeed and become a valuable asset to our society."

"I’ve certainly been able to spend less time worrying about not having money to pay the bills and more time and attention on my studies."

Get to know Casey

Get to know Casey

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude in receiving a CQUniCares Appeal Scholarship. I put this scholarship towards travelling to Vietnam for a five-week placement in May 2018."

"I have been given the opportunity to work in orphanages, charity clinics, schools and rural villages with some amazing disabled kids and have a chance to make a real difference to their lives."

"I really enjoyed the opportunity to build a rapport, even over such a short period of time and provide useful tips and ideas on how best to manage these conditions."