Dr John Allen Memorial Scholarship

Dr John Allen AM, was instrumental in founding the Conservatorium in Mackay and was an active patron and supporter. This scholarship is provided by the Conservatorium Friends in his memory. The scholarship supports a music and theatre student studying at the Conservatorium of Music in Mackay.

Scholarship Value: $2,000

Length of Scholarship: Once off

Number Available: 1 (One)

Opening Date: 15 October 2018

Closing Date: 11 January 2019

Study LevelBachelor; Undergraduate
Year of StudyFuture/First Year; First Year; 2nd year; 3rd year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Humanitarian Visa; New Zealand Citizen
Study RegionMackay
Study ModeOn-campus
Study LoadFull time

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive the Dr John Allen Memorial Scholarship an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in term 1, 2019
  • Be studying either:
    • Bachelor of Music (CG51)
    • Bachelor of Theatre (CG72)
  • Be enrolled internally at the CQUni Mackay Campus – Conservatorium of Music
  • Be studying a full-time course load (18 credit points or more) in Term 1, 2019
  • Enrolled at Census date of Term 1 2019
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or holder of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa* with a permanent home address in Australia
  • 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 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

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 the 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 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 achievements or unofficial transcript
  • Evidence of community involvement, exemplary work or demonstration of leadership
  • Resume

How to apply

To apply for The Dr John Allen Memorial 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) 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

Complete Applications must be received by 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.

How will I know the outcome of my application?

A selection panel, consisting of representatives from 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

Conservatorium Friends

The Conservatorium Friends are community members who give their support to our Conservatorium students. They provide funds to assist students with:

  • campus projects
  • sponsorship of visiting artists
  • student bursaries and activities
  • student prizes

Our Conservatorium Friends' activities include:

  • Building community interest in and support for the Conservatorium
  • Promoting student events by organising refreshments and assist with advertising of Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM) events
  • Donating gifts to improve the Conservatorium facilities
  • Assisting in getting instruments, scores, works of art, theatre props, costumes for the Conservatorium
  • Organising fund raising dinners with entertainment provided by Conservatorium staff and students