CQUniCares Central Queensland Indigenous Development (CQID) Scholarship

CQUniCares Central Queensland Indigenous Development (CQID) Scholarships provide recognition and financial support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students studying an accounting, professional communication, psychology or social work undergraduate course who reside and study in Longreach, Emerald, Woorabinda, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg or Hervey Bay.

Scholarship Value: Up to $5,000

Length of Scholarship: 1 (One) Year

Number Available: 2 (two)

Opening Date: 04 October 2022

Closing Date: 07 January 2022

Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of StudyAny
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen
EthnicityAboriginal; Torres Strait Islander
Study RegionBiloela; Bundaberg; Emerald; Gladstone; Rockhampton; Yeppoon
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

To be eligible to receive the CQUniCares Central Queensland Indigenous Development (CQID) Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Be enrolled or intending to be enrolled at CQUniversity in Term 1, 2022;
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander and able to provide a Confirmation of Identity or 2 x Cultural References and a Statutory Declaration;
  • Reside and study in an area where CQID operates: Longreach, Emerald, Woorabinda, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg or Hervey Bay;
    • Be enrolled in on of the following courses:
    • Bachelor of Accounting [CQ01]
    • Bachelor of Professional Communication [CG04]
    • Bachelor of Psychological Science [CC43]
    • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) [CF59]
    • Bachelor of Social Work [CL71]
  • Be studying with a minimum term study load of 12 credit points or more;
  • Be an Australian Citizen with a permanent home address in Australia;
  • Be enrolled at Census Date in Term 1, 2022;
  • Not be receiving multiple CQUniversity Scholarships that exceed the annual value of $10,000.

*Payments may continue to be awarded on a pro rata basis to students completing less than 12 credit points in extenuating circumstances. This is at the discretion of both the Student Scholarships Team and CQID.

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 the “budgeting” pathway + 1 (one) other module of their choice prior to payment being made.

As a scholarship recipient, you will be asked to participate in a feedback survey. You may also be approached to assist with positively promoting CQUniversity’s Scholarship program by sharing your experiences as a recipient through media or invited to attend events such as Orientation or Open Days.

Ongoing Eligibility

In addition to the ongoing eligibility requirements, the successful applicant/s must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 throughout the duration of their scholarship
  • Remain enrolled in the course as at Census date (Term 1 and 2) with a minimum term study load of 12 credit points or more
  • 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.

(Note: Support is available from the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) and the Academic Learning Centre, and students will be encouraged to use this service throughout their program).

Payment of the Scholarship

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

Payment will be made to the successful applicant in Week 6 of Term 1 and Term 2 following final post Census date eligibility checks. Payment amount is based on study load as follows:

  • $2,500/term full-time term study load (18 credit points or more)
  • $1,250/term part-time term study load (12 credit points)

Payments will be credited electronically to the successful applicant'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
  • CQUniversity unofficial transcript or documentation demonstrating academic achievement/success
  • Documentation demonstrating community involvement, exemplary work or demonstration of leadership (Examples may include but are not limited to involvement in sports, church, school, cultural activities or workplaces)
  • Resume
  • Confirmation of Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Identity Documents:
    Provide a letter signed by the Chairperson and with the seal of an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander organisation in the community in which the student lives or has previously lived;

  • 2 x Cultural References AND a statutory declaration:

    A Cultural Referee is a recognised Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander community member named or known as a spokesperson, a member, employee or executive of a registered First Nation Australian organisation, or an acknowledged and recognised Elder or Traditional Owner who is a member of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community

To apply for the CQUniCares Central Queensland Indigenous Development (CQID)  Scholarship:

  1. Complete a Scholarship Online Application Form, ensuring all supporting documentation is completed and attached as outlined here
    1. For Current students (applicants who have already have a Student ID number) apply through MyCQU. You will need to log in with your student details.
    2. 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 by the Student Scholarships Office by 5pm AEST on the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A selection panel, consisting of representatives from CQUniversity and CQID will be formed to determine the successful applicant in each instance. A scholarship will only be offered where there is an applicant of sufficient merit. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications as soon as possible after the selection panel meets.
CQUniCares Central Queensland Indigenous Development (CQID)

Central Queensland Indigenous Development (CQID) is a community controlled organisation dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Visit for further information.