CQUniCares Kate Mullin Indigenous Scholarship

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

Scholarship Value: Up to $20,000

Length of Scholarship: 4 (four) years

Number Available:

Opening Date: 01 May 2019

Closing Date: 21 March 2019

Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of StudyFuture/First Year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen
EthnicityAboriginal; Torres Strait Islander
Study RegionAll Western Australia
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadFull time

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive the CQUniCares Kate Mullin Indigenous Scholarship an applicant needs to meet the following criteria:
  • Enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in Term 1, 2019
  • Be a 1st year student in one of the following Bachelor courses:
    • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Study with a full-time study load each term
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Commit to 2 years teaching in a predominantly Aboriginal school in regional or remote Western Australia after Graduation
  • Reside in Western Australia
  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Be enrolled at Census date of Term 1, 2019
  • Not be in receipt of  another Donor Funded** Scholarship
**Donor Funded  refers to a scholarship which is only available to CQUniversity students, funded by an individual or organisation external to the University (excluding Federal Government funded Commonwealth Scholarships)

Applicants will be assessed on the application form 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
  • Community involvement or demonstration of leadership
  • Life experiences
  • Any interest in contributing to the improvement of literacy in English for Aboriginal students
Students may request a deferral of their scholarship in special circumstances. This request must be made through the Scholarships and Financial Assistance Team and should occur in conjunction with an official Leave of Absence request to the University. If approved, a scholarship may only be deferred for a maximum period of two terms only (excludes Term 3). Students must still maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 in the term directly before taking a Leave of Absence.
In special circumstances, a student may also make a request to transfer their scholarship to an alternative course of study. This request must be through the Scholarships and Financial Assistance Team and is at the discretion of the scholarship donor.
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.
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
To apply for the CQUniCares Kate Mullin Indigenous 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) click here to 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) click here to apply

Complete Applications must be received at the Student Life and Wellbeing Centre, 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.