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CQUniCares Holding Redlich Indigenous Law Scholarship

CQUniCares Holding Redlich Indigenous Law Scholarships provide recognition and financial support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students studying a laws related undergraduate course who reside and study in North Queensland.

Scholarship Value: Up to $5,000

Length of Scholarship: 1 (One) Year

Number Available: 2 (Two)

Opening Date: 03 May 2022

Closing Date: 03 June 2022

Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of StudyAny
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen
EthnicityAboriginal; Torres Strait Islander
Study RegionCairns; Townsville
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads
GenderAny

To be eligible to receive the CQUniCares Holding Redlich Indigenous Law Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in Term 2, 2022.
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander and be able to provide a Confirmation of Identity or 2 x Cultural References + a Statutory Declaration;
  • Be enrolled in one of the following courses:
    • Bachelor of Laws - CG98
    • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - CL51
    • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Accounting - CB68
    • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts - CB94
    • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business - CL53
    • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Criminology - CL94
    • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information technology - CL54
    • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property - CL52
  • Live in North Queensland, anywhere north of Cardwell (postcode range: including and above 4849);
  • Be enrolled with a term study load of at least 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.

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

Ongoing Criteria

In addition to the ongoing eligibility requirements, the successful applicants must:

  • Maintain a minimum average GPA of 4.0 each term
  • Complete 2 x additional pathways (recipient’s choice of remaining topics) of Blackbullion financial literacy platform prior to Term 1 Census date.
  • Remain enrolled in the course as at Census date of each term (Terms 1 & 2)

As a donor scholarship recipient, you may be approached to assist with positively promoting the CQUniversity Scholarships program by sharing your experiences as a recipient through media and at events such as Open Day.

Payment of 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.

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
  • Documents demonstrating community involvement, exemplary work or demonstration of leadership
  • Resume
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  • Confirmation of Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Identity Documents:
    • Provide a letter signed by the Chairperson and with the seal and letterhead of an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander organisation in the community in which the student lives or has previously lived; or
  • Cultural References documents:
    • Provide 2 x Cultural References PLUS a Statutory Declaration

A Cultural Reference is defined as:

  • 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 Nations 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 Holding Redlich Indigenous Law Scholarship:

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.
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 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.
Holding Redlich

Holding Redlich has a longstanding commitment to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through its legal services. Over time this commitment has expanded to working to create sustainable relationships, including through employment opportunities.  In this regard, Holding Redlich is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to reach tangible and transformative outcomes involving the creation and support of clear pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students to obtain employment in the legal industry. Accordingly, Holding Redlich establishes this scholarship to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students with the completion of their university education.