CQUniCares Kate Mullin Indigenous Scholarship

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

Scholarship Value: Up to $20,000

Length of Scholarship: 4 (four) years

Number Available:

Opening Date: 15 September 2020

Closing Date: 29 January 2021

Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of StudyFuture; First year; 2nd year; 3rd year; 4th/Final year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen
EthnicityAboriginal; Torres Strait Islander
Study Region Western Australia
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

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

  • Be enrolled or intending to be enrolled at CQUniversity in Term 1, 2021;
  • Be studying a minimum term study load of 12 credit points or more;
  • Be enrolled in one of the following courses:
    • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) [CC14]
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary) [CC12]
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander and be able to provide a Confirmation of Identity;
  • Reside in Western Australia;
  • Be an Australian Citizen;
  • Be enrolled at Census Date in Term 1, 2021;
  • Not be receiving another CQUniversity Scholarship of similar or higher value.

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

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 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.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 each term
  • Maintain term study load of 12 credit points or more
  • Remain enrolled in the course as at Census Date each term
  • 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
  • Evidence of academic achievements or unofficial transcript
  • Evidence of community involvement, exemplary work or demonstration of leadership
  • Resume
  • Confirmation of Identity (also known as Confirmation of Aboriginality)
To apply for the CQUniCares Kate Mullin Indigenous Scholarship:
Complete an online Scholarship 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)  to 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.

Failure to supply requested documents will result in your application being incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A selection panel, consisting of representatives from The Kate Mullin Association will be formed to determine the successful applicant. Short-listed applicants may be invited to attend an interview (either face-to-face or telephone).
The Kate Mullin Association

The Kate Mullin Association was set up in 2011 to continue Kate Mullin’s work on improving literacy outcomes for Indigenous students. Kate Mullin was a passionate and visionary ESL Literacy consultant who made significant and far-reaching contributions to Indigenous literacy in Western Australia, and who tragically died in a car accident in 2008.