Wangan and Jagalingou Clermont Aboriginal Community Development Fund (ACDF) Scholarship

The Wangan and Jagalingou Clermont Aboriginal Community Development Fund (ACDF) Scholarship will support two students of Wangan and Jagalingou or Aboriginal descent entering their first or second year of study in any Bachelor degree course (including Honours) at CQUniversity.

Scholarship Value: Up to $50,000*

Length of Scholarship: 4 (four) years (full time) 8 (eight) years (part time)

Number Available: 2 (Two)

Opening Date: 11 September 2017

Closing Date: 12 January 2018

Study LevelBachelor; Undergraduate
Year of StudyFuture/First Year; First Year; Continuing (2nd year or greater)
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident
Study Region
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive a Wangan and Jagalingou Clermont Aboriginal Community Development Fund (ACDF) Scholarship, an applicant must:
  • Be entering into their first or second year of study in Term 1, 2018 in a Bachelor degree (including Honours).
  • Provide evidence that they belong to the W&J Traditional Owner Group and/or that he or she is an Aboriginal person who has resided within the area of the Wangan & Jagalingou Native Title Claim for more than one year.
  • Not be receiving another Donor Funded* Scholarship.  
  • Be an Australian citizen

*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:
  • Academic Merit – student school grades or university GPA, competitions, awards etc
  • Leadership & community service – evidence of leadership qualities, social awareness, civic responsibility, participation in community events
  • Personal Qualities – career aspirations, motivations towards university study
  • Equity – financial hardship, home environment, responsibilities, personal illness & disability, educational disruption

Additional Information

As a donor scholarship recipient, you may be approached to assist with positively promoting the Aboriginal Community Development Fund and 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

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 each year. Payments will be credited electronically to the successful applicant's nominated bank account.

$6,250/term full-time term study load (18 credit points or more)

$3,125/term part-time term course load (12 credit points or less)

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 belonging to the Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owner Group and/or that you are an Aboriginal person who has resided within the area of the Wangan & Jagalingou Native Title Claim area for more than one year

How to apply

To apply for the Wangan and Jagalingou Clermont Aboriginal Community Development Fund 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, the Wangan & Jagalingou Community and Glencore will be formed to determine the successful applicant in each instance. A scholarship will only be offered where there is an applicant/s 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 Wangan and Jagalingou Clermont Aboriginal Community Development

Glencore and representatives of the Wangan & Jagalingou People ensure the Clermont Aboriginal Community Development Fund is used in the most effective way to assist the Aboriginal Community of Interest achieve their “Vision of the Future”. The Vision seeks to achieve equivalent access and outcomes in education, training, employment and economic participation as that enjoyed by the community as a whole as well as retaining the unique heritage and traditions of the Wangan & Jagalingou People.