Robert James Diamond Science Trust Scholarship (Donor-funded)

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May 7, 2023
June 4, 2023
The Robert James Diamond Science Trust Scholarship was established by R.F (Ron) and H.M (Helen) Diamond to mark the exceptional academic achievements of their brother and brother-in-law, the late Jim Diamond, and to assist students about to begin a science course at CQUniversity.
Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of StudyFuture; First year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa
Study RegionBiloela; Bundaberg; Emerald; Gladstone; Mackay; Rockhampton; Yeppoon Queensland
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

To be eligible to receive the Robert James Diamond Science Trust Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in Term 2, 2023;
  • Be a school leaver and first year student enrolling in one of the following courses:
    • Bachelor Science [CU18]
    • Bachelor Agriculture [CV85]
    • Bachelor Environmental Science [CA42]
    • Bachelor Medical Science (Specialisation) [CG93]
    • Bachelor Occupational Health & Safety [CQ26]
    • Bachelor Occupational Therapy (Honours) [CB84]
    • Bachelor Physiotherapy (Honours) [CB85]
    • Bachelor Speech Pathology (Honours) [CB87];
  • Be residing in the Central Queensland region:
    • Central West region (postal code range: 4472, 4478, 4481 – 4485, 4724 – 4736, 4829)
    • Fitzroy region (postal code range: 4420, 4680 – 4706, 4709 – 4720, 4722 – 4723)
    • Mackay region (postal code range: 4707 – 4708, 4721, 4737 – 4805)
    • Wide Bay Burnett region (postal code range: 4570, 4580 – 4613, 4615 – 4679)
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa with a permanent home address in Australia;
  • Be enrolled at CQUniversity as of Census Date in Term 2, 2023;
  • Not be receiving multiple CQUniversity Scholarships that exceed the annual value of $10,000.

Applicants are required to:

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

How would a Robert James Diamond Science Trust Scholarship assist with your studies?

Expectations of recipients

As a scholarship recipient, you will be asked to participate in a feedback survey. You may also be approached to assist with promoting CQUniversity’s Scholarship program by sharing your experiences as a recipient through testimonials, media or invitations to attend events such as Orientation or Open Days. If you do not wish to be publicly recognised or be involved in the above initiatives, please advise the Advancement and Alumni Relations Team via immediately following acceptance.

CQUniversity has a range of support services located on our website Student Support Services and Financial Preparedness.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

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 each term with a minimum study load of 12 credit points.

Please note that failure to meet the continuing eligibility criteria may result in the scholarship being cancelled.

Additional information

Students may request a deferral of their scholarship in special circumstances. This request must be made through the Student Scholarships Team and should occur in conjunction with an official Leave of Absence request to the University. If approved, a scholarship may only be deferred for a maximum period of two terms (excludes Term 3). Continuing students must still maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0 in the term directly before taking a Leave of Absence.

Public recognition and your involvement

As funds for your scholarship have been generously donated, CQUniversity is required to share your name, course/ study area and adherence to ongoing eligibility requirements (including academic performance) with the donor of your scholarship.

As your scholarship has been made possible through a generous bequest left by the late Jon Ford, we would appreciate your support in helping to honour Jon’s legacy. You will be approached to share your story and the impact your scholarship will have in helping you to complete your studies. This may be through traditional or social media and online.

If you do not wish to be publicly recognised or be involved in the above initiatives, please advise the Advancement and Alumni Relations Team via immediately following acceptance.

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 Term 2 Census Date to avoid delays.

Payment will be made to the successful applicant in Week 6 after final post Census Date eligibility checks.

Payment for $2,500 will be credited electronically to the student’s nominated bank account.

*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 CQUniCares Skillstream Consulting 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.

A section panel, consisting of representatives from CQUniversity will be formed to determine the successful applicant.

Scholarships at CQUniversity are highly competitive. All applications are ranked based on how well applicants address the selection criteria, and in comparison, to other applicants.

Being eligible or being a recipient in the past is no guarantee of having a successful application.

A scholarship will only be offered where there is an applicant of sufficient merit.

The Student Scholarships Team are unable to provide updates to students on the progress of their individual application until all assessments are completed.

Students will be notified of the outcome of their application via their student email accounts only. Decisions are final.

Jim Diamond was born in Rockhampton into a family that experienced economic hardship along with so many others in the Great Depression of 1929-32. His widowed mother raised him and his three brothers with government assistance as wards of the state. His schooling was a Hall Infants, Boys Central and Rockhampton High from which he won a scholarship to the University of Queensland in 1933, one of eighteen awarded annually and financed by the State Government. He was the first "State ward" to win one of these scholarships. He graduated as Bachelor of Science in 1936 and obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy (mathematics and physics) from the California Institute of Technology in 1951. Subsequently working in the United States of America until his retirement in 1982 when he returned to Australia, Dr Diamond contributed to the development of mathematical thinking in writing and lecturing, especially in the field of applied mathematics.