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.
"At the time of applying, I was working five days a week. It’s allowed me to cut back my hours, which reflects in my marks. I’ve been able to achieve higher grades."
"I can spend that time I would have been working on assignments, watching the lecture videos, reading the textbook, organising group assignments and meeting other people."
"It’s been a massive opportunity – all the benefits that have come out of it. I really can’t thank them enough. It’s the easiest thing to do for the reward that you get."
"I remember to this day, receiving my scholarship – I hadn’t even started university yet. I got home from orientation one day and the email advising that I had been successful was there."
"I was on top of the world – no one could take me down. I felt like this was the best start I’d ever had to anything in my life, and it was going to be a great start for my time at CQUniversity."
"The scholarship is a great avenue for students who struggle like I have, who need this money and who can’t go to university without it. It’s changed my life in a multitude of ways that I’ll never be able to repay."
"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."
"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."
"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."