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CQUniCares GWI Scholarship

The CQUniCares GWI Scholarship will provide recognition and financial assistance to a deserving Bachelor’s degree student in financial need. The scholarship will assist the student with expenses associated with studying at university. Those expenses can include non-deferrable costs such as textbooks, uniforms, computer equipment and internet access, specialised equipment, childcare, income supplement, travel and accommodation costs associated with compulsory residential schools and unpaid work placements.

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 StudyFirst year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa; New Zealand Citizen
EthnicityAny
Study RegionAll
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads
GenderAny

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

  • Be enrolled or intending to be enrolled at CQUniversity in Term 1, 2022;
  • Be in their first year of study;
  • Be enrolled in any Bachelor course;
  • Be studying with a minimum term study load of 12 credit points or more*;
  • Be able to demonstrate low personal or family income;
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, holder of a Humanitarian Visa or New Zealand 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.

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Are the first in their immediate family to attend University
  • Speak English as a Second Language
  • Are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Have a formally diagnosed disability, medical or mental health condition
  • Reside and study in remote or regional location.

The intent is to award, each year, one scholarship to a Queensland-based student and one scholarship to a student outside of Queensland.

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

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

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

Ongoing Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 each term
  • Remain enrolled with a minimum term study load of 12 credit points or more as at Census date in Term 2
  • Complete 2 x additional pathways (recipient’s choice of remaining topics) of Blackbullion financial literacy platform prior to Term 2 Census Date.

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. 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.

Payment of the 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.

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
  • Documents demonstrating community involvement, exemplary work or demonstration of leadership
  • Resume
  • Documents demonstrating low income/ financial hardship

Possible required income documents:

  • Centrelink Income Statement and/or 3 x consecutive current payslips

(How to obtain a Centrelink Income Statement)

To apply for the CQUniCares GWI 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 MyCQU. 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.
  2. Complete Applications must be received at 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 GWI will be formed to determine the successful applicant. 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.
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