Connellan Airways Trust CQUniversity Scholarships

The scholarships will provide recognition and financial assistance to students residing in Australian Outback communities.

Scholarship Value: $5,000 ($2,500/term for Term 1&2)

Length of Scholarship: 1 (one) Year

Number Available:

Opening Date: 15 October 2018

Closing Date: 11 January 2019

Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of StudyFuture/First Year; First Year; 2nd year; 3rd year; Final/4th year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa
Study Region Northern Territory; New South Wales; Queensland; South Australia; Tasmania; Victoria; Western Australia
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadFull time

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive the CQUniCares Connellan Airways Trust Scholarship an applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in Term 1, 2019
  • Be studying an undergraduate course in any area of study
  • Be enrolled with a term study load of at least 12 credit points
  • Reside at a permanent home address in an Outback / remote / rural location
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa*
  • Be enrolled at Census date in Term 1, 2019
  • Not be receiving another Donor Funded** Scholarship
**Donor Funded: refers to a scholarship which is only available to CQUniversity students, funded by an individual or organisation external to the University (excluding Federal Government funded Commonwealth and Equity Scholarships)

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 objectives
  • Extracurricular activities - especially community and volunteering activities and demonstration of leadership
  • Life experiences

As a donor scholarship recipient, you may be approached to assist with positively promoting the CQUniversity and The Connellan Airways Trust Scholarships programs by sharing your experiences as a recipient through media and at events organised by CQUniversity or the Trust.

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 2019 to avoid delays.

Payment will be made to the successful applicant in Week 6 of Term 1 and Term 2 following final post Census date eligibility checks. Payments will be credited electronically to the successful applicant's nominated bank account.

Ongoing Criteria

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 each term
  • Remain enrolled with a full-time study load as at Census date in Term 2
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 financial need

Possible required documents:

  • Centrelink Income Statement – current (How to obtain a Centrelink Income Statement)
  • 3 current payslips – including partner’s income if partnered or parent/s if you are under 22 years of age
  • Latest Notice of Assessment (If you or your partner are in receipt of Business Income)
  • Most recent Tax Return (If you or your partner are in receipt of Business Income)
  • 3 months of personal or business bank account statements

Please note if you are under the age of 22 and not deemed "Independent" by Centrelink we will require income documents from your parent/s.

To apply for the Conellan Airways Trust CQUniversity Scholarships:
  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) click here to 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) click here to apply
  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.

Selection of the successful recipients will be determined by a selection panel made of representatives from The Connellan Airways Trust and CQUniversity.   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.
Connellan Airways Trust

The Connellan Airways Trust (CAT) is a national not-for-profit organisation established by E.J. Connellan to assist people who reside in outback Australia with financial support for any worthwhile project, particularly involving education, communication, transport and health services.
Grants are given to eligible applicants living in outback Australia who are selected by the Board of Directors at their meetings in March, June, September and December of each year.
The annual E J Connellan Award of up to $20,000 provides an opportunity for people living in outback Australia to undertake further study, research, invention or passionate endeavours that might not be possible otherwise.  
The annual Roger Connellan Award of up to $20,000 provides an opportunity for people living in outback Australia to undertake skill development programs in a recognized aviation field excluding initial licensing.
Since CAT’s formation in 1981, over 3 million has been provided to people in the Outback.

The Connellan Airways Trust
Freecall 1800 733810