CQUniCares GWI Scholarship

The CQUniCares GWI Scholarship will provide recognition and financial assistance to a deserving Bachelor’s degree student in financial need. The scholarship will assist the student with expenses associated with studying at university. Those expenses can include non-deferrable costs such as textbooks, uniforms, computer equipment and internet access, specialised equipment, childcare, income supplement.

Scholarship details

Value: $5,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Availability: 2 scholarships offered

Application dates


Open: 15/09/2020
Close: 08/01/2021


This scholarship is for:

Financial equity
Remote/rural students

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • Central Queensland University

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • QLD

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive the CQUniCares GWI Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
Be enrolled or intending to be enrolled at CQUniversity in Term 1, 2021;
Be studying with a minimum term study load of 12 credit points or more;
Be in their first year of study;
Be enrolled in any Bachelor course;
Be able to demonstrate low personal or family income;
Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, holder of a Humanitarian Visa or New Zealand Citizen with a permanent home address in Australia;
Be enrolled at Census Date in Term 1, 2021;
Not be receiving another CQUniversity Scholarship of similar or higher value.

Preference will be given to applicants who:
Are the first in their immediate family to attend University
Speak English as a Second Language
Are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
Have a formally diagnosed disability, medical or mental health condition
Reside and study in remote or regional location.

How to Apply

Complete a Scholarship Online Application Form, ensuring all supporting documentation is completed and attached:
Written submission;
Evidence of academic achievements or unofficial transcript;
Evidence of community involvement, exemplary work or demonstration of leadership;
Evidence of low income/ financial hardship.

Possible required income 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 the age of 22 years of age;
Latest Notice of Assessment (if in receipt of Business Income);
3 months of personal or business bank account statements (if no other documents can be provided).

Please note if students are under the age of 22 and not deemed “Independent” by Centrelink, parental income documents will be required.

Further Information

Applicants will be assessed on the application 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.