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25 Days. 50 Students. 100s of Lives. Our Appeal. CQUniCares


On October 15, 2018, we launched an ambitious annual fundraising appeal, aiming to raise support support for 50 students, in 25 days and change 100s of lives.

The generosity and support towards the appeal was astounding and together we raised $217,211, enabling more than 50 students to start, or continue their studies with CQUniversity.

Throughout the appeal, we heard from many students who are achieving their dreams thanks to the support from our donor community. You can discover some of their inspiring stories here.

On behalf of the University and our students, we want thank everyone who supported the 2018 CQUniCares Annual Appeal. Your contributions will make a real difference to our students. By creating these opportunities and supporting our students, you are also supporting their families, and entire communities who will benefit from our graduates' passion, skills and knowledge.

We know that there are still many more students experiencing financial stress, in the midst of their studies, so we ask you to please continue to support the CQUniCares Student Success Fund. Every donation will go directly to deserving students in need, and provide them with the opportunity to reach their full potential.


Through the generosity of our donor community during the 2018 CQUniCares Annual Appeal, the following emergency grants and scholarships are now open for student applications.

CQUniCares Emergency Grants

Provide financial assistance to low-income students who experience unexpected financial hardship as a result of an emergency or unforeseen situation.

CQUniCares Appeal Scholarships

Provide recognition and financial assistance to students who are under financial pressure

CQUniCares Downer Scholarships

Provide recognition and financial assistance to first or second year undergraduate students enrolled in eligible Engineering and Science courses. The selected Scholars will be expected to travel within Australia for work experience and employment placement opportunities with Downer for an agreed amount of time.

These scholarships are made possible by our lead donor, Downer who pledged $100,000 during the 2018 CQUniCares Annual Appeal.

CQUniCares Kate Mullin Indigenous Scholarship

Provide recognition and financial assistance to an Indigenous student from Western Australia who is interested in a career in education.

CQUniCares MyState Bank Scholarship

Provide recognition and financial assistance to one disadvantaged Rockhampton region student.

We encourage students to explore the full range of scholarships and financial assistance available to you at CQUniversity.