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.
"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."
"Growing up, I never quite knew what I wanted to do. I’ve always looked at the world as a supplier of endless opportunities, so picking just one career to pursue was a hard prospect. Deep down, I think I always knew I wanted to become an engineer."
"In the past 18 months, I have been offered so many amazing opportunities thanks to the wonderful team at Downer. I’ve developed both in my personal and professional capabilities and will be forever grateful that everything aligned to make this possible."
"I’m the first person in my family to go to Uni – so going to university was a big deal for me."
"It was really easy to apply and the scholarship has had an exponential effect on my life: I spent more time on my studies, which improved my grades and provided greater job opportunities."
"It’s not just a sum of money but much, much more. Without the scholarship, I wouldn't have received first class honours and been able to walk straight into a graduate job."