CQUniCares Student Success (School of Access Education) Scholarship

The CQUniCares Student Success (School of Access Education) Scholarship will provide recognition and financial assistance to a former Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) student entering or in their first year of any undergraduate degree.

Scholarship Value: Up to $5,000

Length of Scholarship: 1 (One) Year

Number Available: 1 (One)

Opening Date: 03 May 2022

Closing Date: 03 June 2022

Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of StudyFuture; First year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa
Study RegionAll
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

To be eligible to receive the CQUniCares Student Success (School of Access Education) Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Have previously completed at least two units of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) course;
  • Be enrolled or intending to be enrolled at CQUniversity in Term 2, 2022;
  • Be in their first year of study in any Undergraduate course;
  • Be enrolled with a minimum term study load of at least 12 credit points,
  • Be able to demonstrate low personal/ family income or under financial pressure;
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or holder of an Australian Permanent Visa with a permanent home address in Australia;
  • Be enrolled at Census Date in Term 2, 2022;
  • Not be receiving multiple CQUniversity Scholarships that exceed the annual value of $10,000.

Preference will be given to applicants who are:

  • 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 those applicants who are continuing 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 Criteria

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

  • Maintain a minimum average GPA of 4.0 each term with a minimum term study load of 12 credit points
  • Complete 2 x additional Blackbullion pathways of choice prior to Term 1, 2023 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.

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

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
  • Documents demonstrating low income or financial need or other equity factors

To apply for the CQUniCares Student Success (School of Access Education) 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.
Donors to the annual CQUniCares Appeal

CQUniCares Student Success (School of Access Education) Scholarships are made possible by generous alumni, staff community partners and friends who are committed to seeing our students succeed. Much of these funds are donated annually during the CQUniCares Appeal.