CQUniCares Student Success Scholarship

These Scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of CQUniversity alumni, staff, community partners and friends, many of whom donated during the 2019 CQUniCares Annual Appeal. The scholarships will provide recognition and financial assistance to higher education students who are under financial pressure.

Scholarship Value: Up to $5,000

Length of Scholarship: One (1) Year

Number Available: Many

Opening Date: 15 November 2019

Closing Date: 10 January 2020

Study LevelUndergraduate; Postgraduate (Course work); Postgraduate (Research)
Year of StudyAny
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa; New Zealand Citizen
Study RegionAll
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

To be eligible to receive a CQUniCares Student Success Scholarship, successful applicants must:

  • Be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in Term 1, 2020
  • Be enrolled in any higher education diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate course in Term 1, 2020
  • Be enrolled with a term study load of at least 12 credit points or more
  • Be able to demonstrate low personal/family income or under financial pressure
  • Be enrolled at CQUniversity at the time of Census date Term 1, 2020
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, holder of an Australian Permanent Visa with a permanent home address in Australia
  • Not be receiving another CQUniversity Scholarship of similar or higher value

Preference will be given to:

  • Students studying from regional, remote or very remote locations
  • Students with a medical condition/disability
  • Students with significant carer responsibilities
  • Students not living in close proximity to a CQUniversity campus
  • Students enrolled in courses with high educational expenses
  • Academic progress will be taken into consideration for applications who are existing CQUniversity students

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 Eligibility

In addition the the eligibility criteria, the successful applicants must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 each term
  • Remain enrolled in the course as at Census date with a minimum study load of 12 credit points in Term 2

Please note that failure to meet the continuing these requirements may result in the scholarship being cancelled.

Expectation of Recipients

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 MyCentre for payment to occur. This must be done prior to Census date Term 1 to avoid delays.

Payments will be made to the successful applicant in Week 6 of Term 1 and 2 following final post Census date eligibility checks. Payments are based on term study load as follows:

  • $2,500/term for study loads of 18 credit points or more
  • $1,250/term for study loads of 12 credit points

Payments will be credited electronically to the recipient'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
  • Demonstration of low personal/family income or financial need as follows:
    • for yourself
    • your partner (if partnered) or
    • parent/s (if you are under 22 years of age)
  • Possible required documents to demonstrate for low-income:

    • Centrelink Income Statements (if in receipt of Centrelink)
      • for yourself and/or
      • your partner if partnered or
      • parent/s if you are under 22 years of age

    (How to obtain a Centrelink Income Statement)

    • 3 x current consecutive payslips (if working) -
      • for yourself and/or
      • your partner if partnered or
      • parent/s if you are under 22 years of age
    • Latest Notice of Assessment or most recent Tax Return (If you or your partner are in receipt of business or significant investment income)
    Please note: additional documents may be requested if low income is difficult to determine.

To apply for the CQUniCares Student Success 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 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) apply now.
  2. 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 CQUniversity representatives 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.
CQUniversity alumni, staff, community partners and friends many of whom donated during the 2019 CQUniCares Annual Appeal.