CQUniCares Appeal Scholarships

These Scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of CQUniversity alumni, staff, community partners and friends who donated to the 2018 CQUniCares Annual Appeal. The scholarships will provide recognition and financial assistance to students who are under financial pressure.

Scholarship Value: $5,000

Length of Scholarship: 1 (One) year

Number Available:

Opening Date: 05 November 2018

Closing Date: 08 February 2019

Eligibility
Study LevelCertificate I; Certificate II; Certificate III; Certificate IV; Diploma; Advanced Diploma; Associate Degree; Bachelor; Masters; Graduate Certificate; Graduate Diploma; STEPS/TEP; VET; Enabling Program; Undergraduate; Postgraduate (Course work); Postgraduate (Research)
Year of StudyFirst Year; 2nd year; 3rd year; Final/4th year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa; International; New Zealand Citizen
EthnicityAny
Study RegionAll
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads
GenderAny

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive a CQUniCares Appeal Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be able to demonstrate low personal/family income or under financial pressure
  • Be enrolled at CQUniversity at the time of Census date in Term 1, 2019
  • Not be receiving another Donor Funded* Scholarship or a CQUniCares Launch 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 Scholarships)

Selection Criteria

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

Additional Information

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

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 each term
  • Remain enrolled in the course as at Census date of each term with a study load of at least 12 credit points

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

As a donor-funded scholarship recipient, you may be approached to assist with positively promoting CQUniCares by sharing your experiences as a scholarship recipient through media and at events such as Open Day. You may also be approached to contribute to future CQUniCares Annual Appeals by sharing your story.

As there is a limited allocation of CQUniCares Appeal Scholarships available, the decision regarding all successful applications will be final.

Payment of Scholarship 

The successful applicants are 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.

Payments will be made to the successful applicants in Week 6 after final post Census date eligibility checks each term. Payments will be credited electronically to the students’ nominated bank accounts.

Supporting Documentation

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 hardship (see below)

Possible required documents for financial need/low income evidence:

  • Centrelink Income Statements (if applicable) –
    • for yourself
    • your partner if partnered or
    • parent/s if you are under 22 years of age

(How to obtain a Centrelink Income Statement)

  • 3 x current consecutive payslips (if applicable) -
    • for yourself and/or
    • your partner if partnered or
    • parent/s if you are under 22 years of age
  • Latest Notice of Assessment or most recent Tax Return (If you or your partner are in receipt of business or investment income)
  • 3 months of all personal or business bank account statements (If you or your partner are in receipt of business or investment income)

Please note: additional documents may be requested if low income is difficult to determine.

How to apply

To apply for The CQUniCares Appeal Scholarship:
  1. Read and understand the scholarship information above, specifically the eligibility, selection criteria and supporting documentation needed for your online application.
  2. Scholarships will open at 9am AEST on 5th November, 2018 and ALL applications must be submitted online by the closing date, 5pm AEST, 8th February, 2019.
  3. Complete an online Scholarship Application Form, ensuring all supporting documentation is attached as outlined above.
    1. For current students (who already have a Student ID number), click here to apply
    2. 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

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 5pm AEST on the closing date. Failure to supply requested documents will result in your application being incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

How will I know the outcome of my application?

A selection panel, consisting of donors and representatives from CQUniversity 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.

Donor details

2018 CQUniCares Annual Appeal Donors

These Scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of CQUniversity alumni, staff, community partners and friends who donated to the 2018 CQUniCares Annual Appeal.