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, 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.
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.
I’m on my way to achieving my dream thanks to receiving my Australia Award Scholarship to study nursing at CQUniversity.
I am the first person in my family to attend university. In fact, I am the first in my family to finish high school. My family and village are really proud of me.
My dream is to one day open a free clinic in my village, where tribes from surrounding regions can also come to.
“My scholarship has been life-changing, for my study and my family's future. It means not having to choose between buying a text book or school shoes for my daughter.”
“I think education has the power to transform lives, and the power to provide opportunities –that’s for me and for my children, it has the power to lift people up.”
“I think one of the most powerful things that the scholarship has also given me, is actually the fact that they believe in me. There were times over the last year where everything just felt like it was too much. And knowing that they believed me, just gives you that extra push.”
“My scholarship has helped me so much through actually getting me through my first year at university. I don’t think I’d be quite as motivated without it.”
“I’m studying via distance and need a good computer and internet, and it has helped so much with all of that. This scholarship will not only help me be what I want to be, but ultimately allow me to be able to make sure I can make other people’s dreams come true too.”
“I think everyone should be entitled to an education and I think it’s everyone’s right to have access to education.”
“Without my scholarship, essentially I wasn’t going to be able to study. Working away for eight years, my scholarship has allowed me to change my career and come home. I can now spend more time with my daughter.”
“To me, receiving this scholarship was a massive deal – it’s changed my future, it’s changed my daughter’s future. It’s allowed me to return to study for a career locally rather than working away, that’s going to change my whole quality of life and make me, as a person a lot happier.”
“Studying at CQUni on a scholarship has changed my life because it led me towards my path and career, but also let me go on with my basketball career.”
“My scholarship gave me that flexibility to get a degree whilst also training and playing my sport.”
“I’d like to say a massive thank you to my scholarship donor. Without them, I probably wouldn’t have got through the degree – or at least it would have taken twice as long. Without them I’d have no textbooks, no laptops and much more stress – I just can’t thank them enough!”