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CQUniCares Tannum Crab Classic 10th Anniversary Scholarship

The CQUniCares Tannum Crab Classic 10th Anniversary Scholarship supports a Gladstone Region student with a disability and ensures that the absence of money does not stand in the way of the person’s ability to achieve their maximum potential.

Scholarship Value: Up to $10 000

Length of Scholarship: 1 (one) Year

Number Available: 1 (one)

Opening Date: 15 November 2019

Closing Date: 10 January 2020

Study LevelVET; Undergraduate; Postgraduate (Course work); Postgraduate (Research)
Year of StudyAny
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident
EthnicityAny
Study RegionGladstone
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads
GenderAny

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive the CQUniCares Tannum Crab Classic 10th Anniversary Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in Term 1, 2020
  • Be studying any of
    • Cert II, Cert III, Cert IV,
    • Diploma; Advanced Diploma;
    • Associate Degree;
    • Bachelor;
    • Masters;
    • Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma;
    • Postgraduate (Course work) degree
  • Have a formally diagnosed disability
  • Have a permanent home address in the Gladstone Local Government Area
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be enrolled with a study load of at least 12 credit points each term
  • Be enrolled at Census date in Term 1, 2020
  • Not be receiving another CQUniversity Scholarship of similar or higher value

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, life or employment objectives, or overcoming any challenges you face;
  • Extracurricular activities – especially community and volunteering activities and demonstration of leadership.
  • Life Experiences

Ongoing Eligibility

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

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 each term;
  • Remain enrolled with a minimum study load of 12 credit points or more as at Census date in Term 2
  • Scholar will be responsible for sending a brief report at the end of the academic year describing how he/she has used the funds with an outline of expenses/receipts.

Expectations of Recipients

As a donor-funded 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.

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.

Use of the Funds

Scholar can use the funds to;

  • purchase educational equipment & materials (e.g. uniforms, tools required for specific programs, laptops, textbooks, assistive technologies),
  • residential school costs,
  • additional tutoring,
  • transport costs,
  • assist with up to 10% of course fees.

Scholar cannot use the funds to;

  • pay off HECS debt or
  • for overseas travelling.

Scholars must be willing to participate in up to two (2) public recognition Gladstone Community Linking Agency/Tannum Crab Classic events.

Scholars will also be required to participate in up to four (4) interviews with GCLA’s Community Engagement Officer to allow promotion of good news stories.

Scholar will be responsible for sending a brief report at the end of the academic year describing how he/she has used the funds with an outline of expenses/receipts to GCLA’s Community Engagement Officer.

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 2 2020 to avoid delays.

Payments will be made to the successful applicant in Week 6 after final post Census date eligibility 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
  • Evidence of formally diagnosed disability

To apply for a CQUniCares Tannum Crab Classic 10th Anniversary Scholarship:

  1. Read and understand the scholarship information above, specifically the eligibility, selection criteria and supporting documentation needed for your online application.
  2. Complete an online Scholarship Application Form, ensuring all supporting documentation is attached as outlined above. Further information may be required to assess your application. These requests for further information will be sent directly to student email accounts (current students) or nominated email accounts for future students who are not yet enrolled. Responses to requests for further information must be received before 5 pm AEST on the closing date. Failure to supply requested documents will result in your application being incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For current students (who already have a Student ID number), apply through MyCentre.

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.

A selection panel, consisting of representatives from Tannum Crab Classic, Gladstone Community Linking Agency and 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.
Gladstone Community Linking Agency (GCLA)

Tannum Crab Classic event represents a group of active Gladstone Region locals with a passion for helping local residents living with a disability to achieve their goals.

The Classic started in 2009 as just a few mates coming together to raise much-needed funds to provide equipment to children in the community with a disability.  The group quickly grew to over 50 men organising a variety of community events, supported by thousands of local residents each year.

The annual event is supported by a partnership with Gladstone Community Linking Agency, an innovative leader in the Disability and Aged Care sector, supporting customers to reach life goals and live independent lives.

Read more at gcla.com.au