CQUniCares Sarina Community Bank® Branch Bendigo Bank Higher Education Scholarship

This scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to a deserving 1st year student from the Sarina/Mackay region who is studying a business or business related course.

Scholarship Value: Up to $6,000

Length of Scholarship: Three (3) years

Number Available:

Opening Date: 15 October 2018

Closing Date: 31 March 2019

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

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive the CQUniCares Sarina Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank Higher Education Scholarship an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in Term 1, 2019
  • Be studying in their 1st year of study
  • Be studying a Bachelor, Associate Degree or dual degree in any of the following areas
    • Business
    • Accounting
    • Law
    • Professional Communication
    • Digital Media
    • Information Technology
  • Have a residential address within Sarina / Mackay region (postcode within 4737-4803)
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder*
  • Be enrolled at Census date Term 1, 2019
  • Not hold a scholarship of equal or higher value
  • Not hold a conflicting scholarship (eg. with another financial services institution)
  • Cannot be associated publicly with any other financial services institution for the period of the Scholarship (If you or your immediate family work for another financial services institution you are not eligible to apply)
  • Not have a criminal record

Applicants will be assessed based on an application form, written statement and supporting documentation addressing addressing the following:

  • Community engagement - demonstrated involvement in community activities; also include any evidence of school activities if recently completed secondary school
  • Personal and career goals - demonstrated purpose in personal futures planning and sense of overall career direction
  • Personal presentation and role model - takes pride in personal presentation and a role model for other students; supports others in pursuit of their achievements
  • Academic diligence - demonstrated consistent performer; strives to achieve

In addition to the ongoing eligibility requirements, the successful applicant/s must:

  • Maintain at least a GPA of at least 5.0 each term
  • Remain enrolled as at Census date each term (Terms 1 & 2 only)
  • Participate in a minimum of 3 major events each year with the Sarina Community Bank* Branch designated by the Board
  • Continue personal community involvement over the duration of the scholarship
  • Maintain appropriate professional conduct and personal behaviours - takes pride in on's work and is a role model for students both at CQUniversity and in other activities; demonstrates appropriate behaviours - respects, encourages and supports others in pursuit of achievements
  • Not have a conflict of interest through any public or formal relationship with any other financial services institution for the period of the scholarship
  • Report as required to the Board of Directors of Sarina Community Bank* Branch on your progress

Please note that failure to meet the ongoing eligibility criteria may result in the scholarship being revoked.

Payment of Scholarship

Payments are based on term study load and will by made to successful applicants by Sarina Bendigo Bank* Branch following the certification of grades in Term 1 each year.

18 credit points or more each term - $2,000/yr

12 credit points or less each term - $1,000/yr

Applications must include all necessary supporting documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will need to supply the following supporting documentation:
  • Cover letter
  • Written submission
  • Evidence of academic achievement or unofficial transcript
  • Evidence of community involvement, exemplary work or demonstration of leadership

To apply for the CQUniCares Sarina Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank Scholarship contact the Executive Assistant, Sarina Community Bank* Branch Bendigo Bank to obtain an application form:

Email -

Mobile - 0435 537 012

A selection panel, consisting of representatives from Sarina Community Bank ® Branch Bendigo Bank will be formed to determine the successful applicants. 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.
Sarina Community Bank® Branch Bendigo Bank

SarinaCommunity Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank is operated by Sarina and District Community Financial Services Limited (S&DCFSL) which is locally owned company.  Apart from being locally owned a key feature of the unique Community Bank® is that up to 80 percent of profits are available to be invested in the local community. We are proud to invest in our community through the Community Engagement Program.  Since opening in 2005, over $1 million has been in invested (from profits) in Sarina and district community through community grants, sponsorship, scholarship and donations. Our overarching aim of this community investment is to influence positive change in the community.The Sarina Community Bank® Branch Bendigo Bank Scholarship and Ambassadorships are a part of this program with the aim of encouraging education and development of expertise through the study of higher education and more broadly to ultimately benefit the community.