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
Opening Date: 15 September 2020
Closing Date: 29 January 2021
|Year of Study||Future; First year; 2nd year; 3rd year; 4th/Final year|
|Ethnicity||Aboriginal; Torres Strait Islander|
|Study Region||Western Australia|
|Study Mode||All modes|
|Study Load||All 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
- Confirmation of Identity (also known as Confirmation of Aboriginality)
- 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.
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.