To be eligible to receive the CQUniCares Mandatory Checks Bursary, successful applicants must:
- as defined under the HEPPP funding eligibility criteria at the time of initial enrolment with CQUniversity, be identified as persons,
- from low socio-economic backgrounds (as defined by SEIFA)
- living in regional or remote areas (as defined by ASGS)
- Indigenous students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
- living with or caring for someone with a Disability, Illness, Medical or Mental Health Condition
- be enrolled in an undergraduate course as the primary course of study in 2023:
- Associate Degree;
- Advanced Diploma (higher education);
- Diploma (higher education)
- be required and eligible to undertake unpaid industry placement during 2023
- have demonstrated satisfactory academic progress
- be enrolled at Census date
- be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or holder of an Australian Permanent Visa*
- not have received a CQUniCares Mandatory Checks Bursary or equivalent within the current term
- not be receiving a Dare to be Deadly Scholarship, CQUniCares Study Support Scholarship or a donor-funded scholarship in 2023.
*Must have a permanent home address in Australia
Applicants are required to:
- Complete the Application Form
- Provide a 500-word personal statement addressing the question:
How would a CQUniCares Mandatory Checks Bursary assist with your studies?
- Provide quotes/invoice or bill/statements, letters, notices and/or official documents to confirm the anticipated expenses of mandatory checks required prior to industry placement.
Please note a limited number of bursaries are available, all bursaries may be exhausted prior to the advertised closing date.
Students are assessed based on the eligibility requirements of their application. As per the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) Funding requirements, the funds provided as part of this program are directed – exclusively – towards students from low socio-economic (SES) backgrounds (as defined by SEIFA), persons from regional areas and remote areas (as defined by ASGS), Indigenous persons, people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and who identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and students who are living with or caring for someone with a Disability, Illness, Medical or Mental Health Condition.
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.
As a scholarship recipient, you will be asked to participate in a feedback survey. You may also be approached to assist with promoting the CQUniversity Scholarships program by sharing your experiences as a recipient through media or invited to attend events such as Orientation or Open Day.
Payment of scholarship
Payment will be made to the successful applicant within 2 weeks of notification of a successful application. Payments will be credited electronically to the successful applicant’s nominated bank account.
CQUniversity reserves the right to offer a CQUni Bookshop account credit in lieu of a cash payment where the demonstrated need is for assistance with uniforms or equipment available from the CQUni Bookshop.
Please refer to Selection Criteria.
To apply for a CQUniCares Mandatory Checks Bursary, please follow these steps:
- Contact the Scholarships Team on email@example.com to check eligibility
- If eligible, an application form will be forwarded to your student email
- Return form and supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note a limited number of Bursaries are available. All Bursaries may be exhausted prior to the advertised closing date.A Bursary 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.