Get to know Jackie

Get to know Jackie

I want my children to have a great future. If I can make it through the degree, and with financial support such as the CQUniCares Appeal Scholarship – I can provide a better future for them.

My name is Jackie Marshall and I am studying a Bachelor of Nursing at CQUniversity Bundaberg. I was very fortunate to receive the CQUniCares Appeal Scholarship in early 2018.

Receiving the CQUniCares Appeal Scholarship helped me to worry less about the bills and the financial strain and have more time to focus on my studies.

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.

I am the first person in my immediate family to attend university but now my children want to attend university too. They’re 14, 12 and 8. My 14 year old wants to become a surgeon and my 12 year old wants to become a nurse.

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.

To enable more students to access and complete a qualification with CQUniversity, please consider donating today.

Alternatively, if you are a current or future CQUniversity student, we encourage you to find out more about our wide range of scholarships available.