Robert James Diamond Science Trust Scholarship

The Scholarship has been established by R.F (Ron) and H.M (Helen) Diamond to mark the exceptional academic achievements of their brother and brother-in-law, the late Jim Diamond, and to assist students about to begin a science course at CQUniversity. Jim Diamond was born in Rockhampton into a family that experienced economic hardship along with so many others in the Great Depression of 1929-32. His widowed mother raised him and his three brothers with government assistance as wards of the state. His schooling was a Hall Infants, Boys Central and Rockhampton High from which he won a scholarship to the University of Queensland in 1933, one of eighteen awarded annually and financed by the State Government. He was the first "State ward" to win one of these scholarships. He graduated as Bachelor of Science in 1936 and obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy (mathematics and physics) from the California Institute of Technology in 1951. Subsequently working in the United States of America until his retirement in 1982 when he returned to Australia, Dr Diamond contributed to the development of mathematical thinking in writing and lecturing, especially in the field of applied mathematics.

Scholarship Value: $2,000

Length of Scholarship: One off payment

Number Available: 1 (One)

Opening Date: 11 September 2017

Closing Date: 12 January 2018

Eligibility
Study LevelBachelor
Year of StudyFuture/First Year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa
EthnicityAboriginal; Torres Strait Islander; South Sea Islander; Non Indigenous
Study Region
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads
GenderEither

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be:

  • Commencing in one of the following CQUniversity science courses for Term 1, 2018:
    • Bachelor Environmental Science CA42
    • Bachelor Medical Sciences CG93
    • Bachelor Science CU18
  • Residing in the Central Queensland region
  • Be a 2017 school leaver intending to enrol as a first year Bachelor student in 2018.
  • An Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa*
  • Not be receiving another Donor Funded** Scholarship

* Must have a permanent home address in Australia

**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 statement:

  • How will this scholarship assist you to be what you want to be?

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 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 credited electronically to the student’s nominated bank account.

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

How to apply

To apply for the Robert James Diamond Science Trust 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 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

R.F. (Ron) and H.M. (Helen) Diamond

The Scholarship has been established by R.F. (Ron) and H.M. (Helen) Diamond to mark the exceptional academic achievements of their brother and brother-in-law, the late Jim Diamond, and to assist students about to begin a science program at CQUniversity.

Jim Diamond was born in Rockhampton into a family that experienced economic hardship along with so many other in the Great Depression of 1929-32. His widowed mother reared him and his three brother with Government assistance as wards of the State.

His schooling was at Halls Infants', Boys' Central, and Rockhampton High from which he won a scholarship to The University of Queensland in 1933, one of eighteen awarded annually and financed by the State Government. He was the first "State ward" to win one of these scholarships. He graduated as Bachelor of Science in 1936 and obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy (mathematics and physics) from California Institute of Technology in 1951.

Subsequently working in the United States of America until his retirement in 1982 when he returned to Australia. Dr Diamond contributed to the development of mathematical thinking in writing and lecturing, especially in the field of applied mathematics.