The Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation Scholarships

The purpose of the ASSICF is to improve the educational opportunities available to Australian South Sea Islanders by providing funds to participating universities to make available scholarships for tertiary education.

Scholarship Value: $10,000

Length of Scholarship: One off payment

Number Available: 2

Opening Date: 24 April 2017

Closing Date: 21 July 2017

Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of StudyFuture/First Year; Continuing (2nd year or greater)
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen
EthnicitySouth Sea Islander
Study RegionAll
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive an Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be intending to enrol or being enrolled in an Undergraduate programme at CQUniversity in 2017
  • A direct descendant of the South Sea Islanders who were brought into Queensland between 1863 and 1904 and  worked as indentured labourers
  • A member of the Australian South Sea Islander community
  • Have not previously completed an undergraduate degree
  • An Australian Citizen
  • Not be receiving another Donor Funded** Scholarship
  • Not be receiving a Commonwealth Indigenous Scholarship
  • Not be receiving an Equity 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:

· Describe your career/education goals; and

· How this scholarship will help me to achieve my career/educational goals?

Applicants will need to include a letter of support from a registered Australian South Sea Islander organisation.

Preference will be given to applicants who do not identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Additional Information

Payment will be made to the successful applicant after Census Date Term 2, 2017 and credited electronically to the student’s nominated bank account.

Scholarship payments will be deposited directly into the successful recipient’s personal bank account by electronic funds transfer after final enrolment checks at Census date. Applicants must ensure they have entered current banking details into My Centre for prompt payment to occur. Payment is not instant and the applicants will appreciate that there is a large volume of payments processed during that time. Please be aware that the Student Life and Wellbeing Centre endeavours to have payments made to students as soon as possible after Census date.

When payment has been made into the nominated bank account, confirmation will be sent to your official CQUniversity student email address. There is no advance payments of scholarship money.

Supporting Documentation

Please refer to scholarship Guidelines.

How to apply

To apply for a Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation Scholarship:
  1. Read the Scholarship Guidelines
  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
    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

The Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation

This scholarship is provided by the Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation (ASSICF), a sub fund of the Queensland Community Foundation (QCF), in partnership with CQUniversity.