Errol and Berenice Payne 50th Anniversary Scholarship

This scholarship marks and celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Queensland Institute of Technology (Capricornia) on 1st January 1967 which, for the first time, provided the opportunity for Central Queensland students to undertake tertiary studies within their communities. The scholarship also recognises and celebrates the subsequent 50 years of continuous development leading to CQUniversity as it is today. The Scholarship also provides recognition and financial assistance (annually) to a deserving student enrolled in CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Sciences (Honours) course.

Scholarship Value: $5,000

Length of Scholarship: Once Off

Number Available:

Opening Date: 15 June 2018

Closing Date: 11 July 2018

Eligibility
Study LevelBachelor; Undergraduate
Year of StudyFirst Year; 2nd year; 3rd year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident
EthnicityAny
Study RegionAll
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads
GenderAny

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive the Errol & Berenice Payne 50th Anniversary Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Sciences (Honours) course in 2018
  • Have completed a CQUniversity Bachelor course (any discipline)
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • 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 on the 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.

Ongoing Eligibility

In addition to the eligibility requirements, the successful applicant must:

  • Maintain a minimum average GPA of 4.0 each term
  • Remain enrolled in the course as at Census date of each term
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 2018 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.

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
  • Evidence of academic achievement
  • Resume

How to apply

To apply for the the Errol & Berenice Payne 50th Anniversary Scholarship:

  1. Read and understand the scholarship information above, specifically the eligibility, selection criteria and supporting documentation needed for your online application.
  2. Scholarships will open at 9am AEST on 15th June, 2018 and ALL applications must be submitted online by the closing date, 5pm AEST, Wednesday, 11th July, 2018.
  3. Complete an online Scholarship Application Form, ensuring all supporting documentation is attached as outlined above. Further information may be required to assess your application. These requests for further information will be sent directly to student email accounts (current students) or nominated email accounts for future students who are not yet enrolled. Responses to requests for further information must be received before 5pm AEST on the closing date. Failure to supply requested documents will result in your application being incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For current students (who already have a Student ID number), click here to apply.

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

How will I know the outcome of my application?

Selection of the successful recipient will be determined by a selection panel made of representatives from 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

Emeritus Professor Errol Payne and Mrs Berenice Payne