Department of Environment and Heritage Protection Central Queensland Environmental Science Scholarship

To provide recognition and financial assistance to a deserving student enrolled at CQUniversity and create a pathway for them to engage with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and potentially undertake work experience.

Scholarship Value: $2000 (The scholarship also includes up to 12 weeks paid work experience as negotiated by the donor directly with the student)

Length of Scholarship: One off payment

Number Available: 1 (One)

Opening Date: 11 September 2017

Closing Date: 12 January 2018

Study LevelBachelor; Undergraduate
Year of Study2nd year; 3rd year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident
Study RegionEmerald; Gladstone; Mackay; Rockhampton; Yeppoon
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection Central Queensland Environmental Science Scholarship an applicant must:

  • Be in their 2nd or 3rd year of study in Term 1 2018  in a Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Have a residential postcode in  Rockhampton, Gladstone, Emerald or Mackay local government areas
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be enrolled at CQUniversity at the time of Census Date Term 1 2018
    *Have passed and achieved a GPA minimum of 4.0 in their first year subjects
  • 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)

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be assessed based on an application form and a written submission addressing the following:

  1. Academic Achievement
  2. Career Aspirations
  3. Describe how you identify with the DEHP Key Priorities (
  4. Extracurricular environmental activities you are involved in

Additional Information

As a donor 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.

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 2018 to avoid delays.

Payment will be made to the successful applicant in Week 6 of Term 1 following final post Census date eligibility checks. Payment will be for $2,000 and credited electronically to the student’s nominated bank account.

Supporting Documentation

Applicants 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 achievement (school reports, academic records)

How to apply

To apply for the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection Scholarship:

  1. Read the Scholarship Guidelines to check for eligibility and documentation required
  2. Complete a Scholarship Online Application Form, ensuring all supporting documentation is completed and attached as outlined in the Scholarship Guidelines
    • For Current students (applicants who have already have a Student ID number) 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
  3. Complete Applications must be received at the Student Life and Wellbeing Centre, Scholarships Office by 5pm 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 representatives from the Department of Environmental & Heritage Protection and CQUniversity will be formed to determine the successful applicant in each instance. 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

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is committed to a vision of a healthy and resilient environment for a sustainable and prosperous Queensland.
The department’s key priorities are to:
* enhance Queensland’s ecosystems
* protect the Great Barrier Reef
* protect significant heritage places
* avoid, minimise or mitigate impacts to the environment.
Our responsibilities include:
* environmental protection—avoiding, minimising or mitigating impacts to the environment. We do this by applying and monitoring standards and regulations that guide the operation and control the activities of businesses and individuals that have, or can have, significant environmental impacts.
* species and ecosystem protection—protecting the integrity of Queensland’s ecosystems. We do this by ensuring the diversity and integrity of Queensland’s natural ecosystems are preserved and conservation status of native species are maintained or enhanced.
* heritage protection—protecting Queensland’s heritage places. We do this by recognising our heritage and ensuring it is conserved, adaptively re-used and its value is promoted for present and future generations.