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.
"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."
"I had to quit my job as a manager of a branch in employment services because it was becoming very hard to balance work life and my studies."
"My scholarship has paid for things like books, software programs, and general living expenses for my last semester."
"I am beyond grateful as I’m doubtful I would have made honours without this support."
"Living in Dimbulah (nearly two hours from Cairns), I often commute to attend lectures, lab sessions, exams, and residential schools."
"My scholarship has helped with the purchase of textbooks, uniforms and costs associated with placement. It has been a big motivating factor that has not only helped me out with financial support and networking opportunities, but reminded me that if I put in the work and remain driven, good things will come of it."
"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."
"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."
"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."