Errol and Berenice Payne 50th Anniversary Scholarship (Donor-funded)

Up to $5,000
1 (One) Year
1 (One)
May 7, 2023
June 4, 2023
The purpose of the Errol and Berenice Payne Scholarship is to provide recognition and financial assistance to a deserving Bachelor of Science (Honours) student.
Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of StudyAny
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident
Study RegionAll
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

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

  • Be enrolled or intending to enrol in CQUniversity in Term 2, 2023
  • Be enrolled at Census Date in Term 2, 2023
  • Be enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) [CG84]
  • Be enrolled with a term study load of at least 12 credit points;
  • Have completed a CQUniversity Bachelor course (in any discipline)
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Not be receiving any other CQUniversity Scholarship of similar or higher value

Applicants are required to:

  1. provide a 500-word personal statement addressing the question:

How would an Errol and Berenice Payne 50th Anniversary Scholarship assist with your studies?

Expectation of recipients

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 criteria, the successful applicant must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 each term
  • Remain enrolled in the course as at Census Date  T2, 2023 with a minimum term study load of 12 credit points or more

Payment of scholarship

The successful applicant is required to enter their current financial institution details (banking details) into their MyCQU for payment to occur. This must be done prior to Census date to avoid delays.

Payment will be made to the successful applicant in Week 6 of Term 2, 2023 following final post-Census date eligibility checks. Payments will be credited electronically to the student’s nominated bank account, based on term study load as follows:

  • $2,500/term based on a full-time term study load of 18 credit points or more.
  • $1,250/term based on a part-time study load of at least 12 credit points.

*Disclaimer - Students may be required to provide further documentation to support their application. This can include the following:

  • Written submission
  • Documentation demonstrating academic achievement or unofficial transcript
  • Documentation demonstrating community involvement, exemplary work or demonstration of leadership
  • Resume
  • Documentation demonstrating low personal or family income/ financial need
  • Confirmation of Identity or 2 x Cultural References + a Statutory Declaration (if relevant to scholarship)

Applicants will be assessed on the application and may be required to provide a written submission of no more than 500 words addressing the following:

  • Tell us about yourself:
    • Name/ course/ interests
    • You may wish to also share your current situation, challenges you have experienced or overcome, as well as any examples of success, leadership, community, or volunteering.
  • How will a scholarship help you to overcome financial barriers to success?
    • You may wish to further explain your current situation and how a scholarship will assist you in managing general living and study expenses.
  • What are your career goals and how will a scholarship assist you in achieving your educational objectives?

All requests for further information to support applications will be sent to the student email account. Failure to supply further information will deem the application incomplete and will not be considered.

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

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) apply through MyCQU. 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) apply now.

Complete applications must be received at the Student Scholarships Office by 10am AEST on the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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.

This scholarship marks and celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Queensland Institute of Technology (Capricornia) on 1 January 1987, which, for the first time, provided the opportunity for Central Queensland students to undertake tertiary studies within their communities. It also recognises and celebrates the subsequent 50 years of continuous development leading to CQUniversity as it is today.