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Clermont Aboriginal Community Development Fund (ACDF) Scholarship

The Clermont Aboriginal Community Development Fund (ACDF) Scholarship will support two students of Clermont Belyando Area Native Title Claim Group (formerly Wangan and Jagalingou) descent or Aboriginal students enrolled in any VET Cert III, VET Cert IV, VET Diploma, Undergraduate or Postgraduate degrees at CQUniversity in 2021.

Scholarship Value: Up to $50,000*

Length of Scholarship: Duration of course

Number Available: 2

Opening Date: 04 May 2021

Closing Date: 11 June 2021

Study LevelVET; Undergraduate; Postgraduate (Course work); Postgraduate (Research); Masters; Doctorate
Year of StudyAny
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident
EthnicityAboriginal
Study RegionAll
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads
GenderAny

To be eligible to receive a Clermont Aboriginal Community Development Fund (ACDF) Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in Term 2, 2021
  • Be enrolled in any VET Cert III, VET Cert IV, VET Diploma, Undergraduate or Postgraduate degrees with a full-time study duration of at least 1 year.
  • Be able to provide evidence that they belong to the Clermont Belyando Area Native Title Claim Group (formerly known as the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owner Group) and/ or is an Aboriginal person who has resided within the area of the Clermont Belyando Area Native Title Claim for more than one year.
  • Be enrolled at Census Date Term 2, 2021.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Not be receiving another CQUniversity Scholarship of similar or higher value.

Applicants will be assessed based on an 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 Clermont Aboriginal Community Development Fund and CQUniversity Scholarships Program by sharing your experiences as a recipient through media and at events such as Open Day.

Ongoing Eligibility

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

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 each term (Undergraduate and Postgraduate scholars) or pass/competency achieved (for VET scholars)
  • Remain enrolled in the course as at Census date of each term (Undergraduate and Postgraduate scholars) or the appropriate intakes (VET scholars)
  • Complete 2 x additional pathways (recipients choice of remaining topics) of Blackbullion money management platform prior to Term 2 Census date

Please note that failure to meet the continuing eligibility criteria may result in the scholarship being cancelled.

Payment

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 to avoid delays.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Payments are based on term study loads as follows:

  • $3,125 /term for study load of 12 credit points
  • $6,250 /term for study load of 18 credit points or more

VET Payments will be made in accordance with the month of intake as follows:

  • $ 3,125 at the commencement of the qualification (on proof of enrolment and attendance).
  • $ 3,125 on completion of each full semester of study.

Payment will be made to the successful applicant in April and August after final eligibility and Blackbullion engagement checks.

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 belonging to the Clermont Belyando Area Native Title Claim Group, or:
    • Confirmation of Aboriginality, and
    • Evidence of residing in the Clermont Belyando Area Native Title Claim Group area for more than one year.

Find out more information about obtaining Confirmation of Aboriginality.

To apply for the Clermont Aborginal Community Development Fund (ACDF) 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 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 here
  2. Complete Applications must be received at the Student Scholarships Team by 5pm AEST on the closing date.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A selection panel, consisting of representatives from CQUniversity, the Clermont Belyando Community and Glencore will be formed to determine the successful applicant in each instance. A scholarship will only be offered where there is an applicant/s of sufficient merit. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications as soon as possible after the selection panel meets.
Clermont Aboriginal Community Development Fund

Glencore and representatives of the Clermont Belyando Area Native Title Group (formerly Wangan and Jagalingou) ensure the Clermont Aboriginal Community Development Fund is used in the most effective way to assist the Aboriginal Community of Interest achieve their “Vision of the Future”. The Vision seeks to achieve equivalent access and outcomes in education, training, employment and economic participation as that enjoyed by the community as a whole, as well as retaining the unique heritage and traditions of the Clermont Belyando People.