CQUniCares Adip Rijal Memorial Scholarship

The CQUniCares Adip Rijal Memorial Scholarship will provide recognition and assistance to a deserving international student residing in Queensland. This scholarship honours the life of the late, Adip Rijal and is made possible through a generous donation made by the Rijal family.

Scholarship Value: Up to $5,000

Length of Scholarship: 1 (One) Year

Number Available: 1 (one)

Opening Date: 04 October 2022

Closing Date: 07 January 2022

Study LevelUndergraduate; Postgraduate (Course work); Postgraduate (Research)
Year of StudyAny
Study Region Queensland
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

To be eligible to receive the CQUniCares Adip Rijal Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an international student;
    • Preference will be given to applicants who are Nepalese
  • Be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in Term 1, 2022;
  • Be studying any undergraduate or postgraduate course*
    • Preference will be given to undergraduate nursing or engineering students
  • Be studying a minimum term study load of 12 credit points or more*;
  • Be able to demonstrate low personal/ family income;
  • Be residing and studying in Queensland;
  • Be enrolled at Census Date in Term 1, 2022;
  • Not be receiving multiple CQUniversity Scholarships that exceed the annual value of $10,000.

Applicants will be assessed based on the application form and a written submission of no more than 500 words addressing the following criteria:

  • Career goals and how the scholarship will assist you in achieving your education objectives
  • Extracurricular activities - especially community and volunteering activities and demonstration of leadership
  • Life experiences

Expectations of Recipients

As an added professional development opportunity, all scholarship recipients are expected to engage with Blackbullion, an online interactive financial literacy platform. Scholarship recipients must complete any two pathway topics of their choice prior to the first payment being made.

As a scholarship recipient, you will be asked to participate in a feedback survey.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the eligibility criteria, the successful applicant must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 5.0 each term
  • Remain enrolled in the course as at Term 2 Census Date with a minimum study of load of 12 credit points
  • Complete 2 x additional pathways (recipient’s choice of remaining topics) of Blackbullion financial literacy platform prior to Term 2 Census Date.

Please note that failure to meet the continuing eligibility criteria may result in the scholarship being cancelled.

Payment of Scholarship

The successful applicant is required to enter their current financial institution details (banking details) into their MyCentre for payment to occur. This must be done prior to Term 1 Census Date to avoid delays.

Payments are based on term study loads as follows:
$1,250 /term for study load of 12 credit points
$2,500 /term for study load of 18 credit points or more

Payment will be made to the successful applicant in Week 6 after final post Census Date eligibility and Blackbullion engagement checks each term.

Payments will be credited electronically to the student’s nominated bank account.

Applications must include all necessary supporting documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will need to supply the following supporting documentation:

  • Written submission
  • Documents demonstrating academic achievements or unofficial transcript
  • Documents demonstrating community involvement, exemplary work or demonstration of leadership
  • Resume
  • Evidence of low income/ financial hardship

Possible required income documents:

  • 3 current payslips
  • 6 months of personal bank statements/transaction history
  • Latest Notice of Taxation Assessment (if in receipt of business income)
  • additional documents may be requested if financial position is difficult to determine

To apply for the CQUniCares  Adip Rijal Memorial Scholarship:

  1. Complete a Scholarship Online Application Form, ensuring all supporting documentation is completed and attached as outlined here
    • For Current students (applicants who have already have a Student ID number) apply through MyCentre. You will need to log in with your student details.
    • For Future students (applicants who have applied or are intending to apply to study at CQUniversity but not yet received or accepted an offer) apply now.
Complete Applications must be received at the Student Scholarships Office by 5pm AEST on the closing date.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A section panel, consisting of representatives from CQUniversity will be formed to determine the successful applicant.
Mr Amod Rijal and Dr Deepa Rijal

Adip Rijal, the first child of Mr Amod Rijal and Dr Deepa Rijal was born on 5th July 1994 in Nepal.

He came to Australia along with his parents as an eight-year-old child to live permanently in November 2002. He had completed his high school from Rockhampton Grammar School in 2011. After completing high school, he

commenced his Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op) and Diploma of Professional Practice in 2012 at CQUniversity, Rockhampton. In the course of one and half year of study, Adip transferred his Engineering study in the University of Technology, Sydney in the same program. He graduated in Bachelor of Engineering (Co-op) and Diploma of Professional Practice in Civil Engineering in 2016 scoring a GPA of 3/4. While studying, Adip had gained experience of working as an Undergraduate Engineer in renowned engineering organisations such as John Holland, AECOM and Randwick City Council. After completion of his degree, he joined BMD as a Graduate engineer and Bouygues Construction as a site engineer. From March 2018 onwards, he was working as a site Engineer in Downer and was involved Paramatta Light Rail Tendering and Berry to Bromederry Upgrade Project. In this way, Adip had gained experience in multiple domains in civil engineering and had achieved quite significant milestones by the young age of 24. Adip was always cheerful, humble, and a responsible citizen. He was a people’s person and could get along well with people from all age groups. He was very much liked by his family, peers, employers, and work colleagues. He loved to travel to different places and try different cuisine from different countries. He had planned to travel 30 different countries by the age 30. But unfortunately, he had travelled only 16 different countries before he passed away.

Adip was on his way to attend a family event in Nepal in Feb 2019. He decided to take a journey break in Dubai for quick tour of the country as he was very much fascinated by the great progress of the city. But unfortunately, Adip passed away due a sudden tragic accident in Dubai on 10th February 2019. In summary, a vibrant, energetic, cheerful and beautiful soul was taken away instantly while he was enjoying the best time of his life at one of his favourite places of travel. Adip’s parents have decided to establish a scholarship so that a deserving young student can get some assistance to fulfil their dream to complete their study. Adip’s Mother, Dr Deepa Rijal is an alumnus of CQU who had completed her PhD in 2016 and Bachelor of Nursing in 2018 and would like to initiate this scheme to support students in financial hardship.