Zonta Club of Bundaberg STEPS /TEP Scholarship

The scholarship provides recognition and financial assistance to a first year female Bachelor student residing and studying in the Bundaberg Region. The Scholar will be supported during two academic years provided she continues to meet the on‐going eligibility criteria.

Scholarship Value: $2,000 ($500/term in Terms 1 & 2)

Length of Scholarship: 2 (two) years

Number Available:

Opening Date: 15 October 2018

Closing Date: 11 January 2019

Study LevelBachelor; Undergraduate
Year of StudyFuture/First Year; First Year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa; New Zealand Citizen
Study RegionBundaberg
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive the Zonta Club of Bundaberg STEPS/TEP Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in Term 1, 2019
  • Be studying any Bachelor course as a 1st year student
  • Progressed to Bachelor studies via a STEPS or TEP pathway
  • Have a residential address within the Bundaberg region
  • Be female
  • Be financially disadvantaged
  • Be enrolled at Census date Term 1, 2019
  • 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 based on an 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 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 achievements or unofficial transcript
  • Evidence of community involvement, examplary work or demonstration of leadership
  • Resume
  • Evidence of low income (please see below 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 (If you or your partner are in receipt of Business Income)
  • 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.

How to apply

To apply for the Zonta Club of Bundaberg STEPS/TEP Scholarship :

  1. 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
  2. Complete Applications must be received at the Student Life and Wellbeing Centre, Scholarships Office by 5pm AEST 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 recipient will be determined by a selection panel made of representatives from the Zonta Club of Bundaberg 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

Zonta Club of Bundaberg Inc