Connellan Airways Trust CQUniversity Scholarships
The scholarships will provide recognition and financial assistance to students residing in Australian Outback communities.
Scholarship Value: $5,000 ($2,500/term for Term 1&2)
Length of Scholarship: 1 (one) Year
Opening Date: 15 October 2018
Closing Date: 11 January 2019
|Year of Study||Future/First Year; First Year; 2nd year; 3rd year; Final/4th year|
|Citizenship||Australian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa|
|Study Region||Northern Territory; New South Wales; Queensland; South Australia; Tasmania; Victoria; Western Australia|
|Study Mode||All modes|
|Study Load||Full time|
- Be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in Term 1, 2019
- Be studying an undergraduate course in any area of study
- Be enrolled with a term study load of at least 12 credit points
- Reside at a permanent home address in an Outback / remote / rural location
- To confirm if your address is likely to fit this criteria, please refer to the following Australian Government resource. Locations categorised (using the ASGS remoteness area 2016 filter) as remote or very remote are eligible. Outer regional may be considered in some circumstances - http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au/internet/otd/Publishing.nsf/Content/locator
- Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa*
- Be enrolled at Census date in Term 1, 2019
- Not be receiving another Donor Funded** Scholarship
- 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
As a donor scholarship recipient, you may be approached to assist with positively promoting the CQUniversity and The Connellan Airways Trust Scholarships programs by sharing your experiences as a recipient through media and at events organised by CQUniversity or the Trust.
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 2019 to avoid delays.
Payment will be made to the successful applicant in Week 6 of Term 1 and Term 2 following final post Census date eligibility checks. Payments will be credited electronically to the successful applicant's nominated bank account.
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 each term
- Remain enrolled with a full-time study load as at Census date in Term 2
- Written submission
- Evidence of academic achievements or unofficial transcript
- Evidence of community involvement, exemplary work or demonstration of leadership
- Evidence of financial need
Possible required documents:
- Centrelink Income Statement – current (How to obtain a Centrelink Income Statement)
- 3 current payslips – including partner’s income if partnered or parent/s if you are under 22 years of age
- Latest Notice of Assessment (If you or your partner are in receipt of Business Income)
- Most recent Tax Return (If you or your partner are in receipt of Business Income)
- 3 months of personal or business bank account statements
Please note if you are under the age of 22 and not deemed "Independent" by Centrelink we will require income documents from your parent/s.
- 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
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?
Selection of the successful recipients will be determined by a selection panel made of representatives from The Connellan Airways Trust and CQUniversity. 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.
Connellan Airways Trust
The Connellan Airways Trust (CAT) is a national not-for-profit organisation established by E.J. Connellan to assist people who reside in outback Australia with financial support for any worthwhile project, particularly involving education, communication, transport and health services.
Grants are given to eligible applicants living in outback Australia who are selected by the Board of Directors at their meetings in March, June, September and December of each year.
The annual E J Connellan Award of up to $20,000 provides an opportunity for people living in outback Australia to undertake further study, research, invention or passionate endeavours that might not be possible otherwise.
The annual Roger Connellan Award of up to $20,000 provides an opportunity for people living in outback Australia to undertake skill development programs in a recognized aviation field excluding initial licensing.
Since CAT’s formation in 1981, over 3 million has been provided to people in the Outback.
The Connellan Airways Trust
Freecall 1800 733810