The Connellan Airways Trust CQUniversity Scholarships

The scholarships will provide recognition and financial assistance to four students residing in Outback Australian communities.

Scholarship Value: $5,000 ($2,500/Term for Term 2 2017 & Term 1 2018)

Length of Scholarship: 2 (Two) years

Number Available: 4 (Four) A minimum of 2 Scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate low personal/family income (for example being in receipt of a Centrelink means tested income support payment).

Opening Date: 24 April 2017

Closing Date: 23 June 2017

Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of StudyFirst Year; Continuing (2nd year or greater); 3rd year or greater
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa
EthnicityAboriginal; Torres Strait Islander; South Sea Islander; Non Indigenous
Study Region
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadFull time

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive The Connellan Airways Trust CQUniversity Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a CQUniversity undergraduate student in any area of study;
  • Be studying a full‐time term course load (18 credit points or more) in Terms 2 2017 and Term 1 2018, either on‐campus or through distance education;
  • Reside at a permanent home address in an Outback location;
  • Be 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 Australian Outback

**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 between 500‐700 words addressing the following:
  • Career Aspirations and personal profile (please demonstrate if you experience low personal/family income)
  • Tell us about your community and the types of services that are available
  • How will this scholarship assist you in better accessing educational services not readily available in your Outback community?
  • How will this scholarship assist you in better supporting your Outback community?

Additional Information

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 first instalment ($2,500) will be made to the successful applicants after Census Date of Term 2, 2017 and credited electronically to the students’ nominated bank accounts. The second instalment ($2,500) will be paid to the Scholars after Census Date of Term 1, 2018 provided the Scholars have achieved satisfactory academic achievements in Term 2, 2017.

Supporting Documentation

Written Statement - refer to scholarship Selection Criteria

How to apply

To apply for the Conellan Airways Trust CQUniversity Scholarships:
  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?

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.

Donor details

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 opportunity for people living in outback Australia to undertake further study, research, invention or passionate endeavors that might not be possible otherwise.  
The annual Roger Connellan Award of up to $20,000 provides 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