Top four reasons you need to apply for a scholarship

‘I haven’t got enough time.’
‘I don’t have good enough grades.’
‘How do I even apply?’

If you’ve ever had these thoughts when the word ‘scholarships’ is mentioned, you’re not alone. They might seem intimidating, and only for high-achievers, but the truth is, CQUniversity has a wide range of scholarships and all students should check their eligibility.

Aside from academic performance, other scholarships focus on criteria such as course of study, home location, community engagement or low personal or family income.

If you’re still not convinced, check out our top four reasons why you should check your eligibility for a scholarship.

#1  The financial benefit

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In all honesty, university is not cheap, but it’s an important investment in your future. Wouldn’t it be nice though to not have to worry about paying off your student loan? Scholarships can help ease some of that worry and stress, giving you more mental energy to focus on your studies.

#2  Receiving a scholarship looks good on your resume

Not just because you secured a scholarship,  but because you took the initiative to apply for one. Taking that extra step can not only pay off financially but can make you look good in front of future employers.

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#3 Industry contacts

Depending on the scholarship, you may be exposed to industry professionals and have the opportunity to network and make contacts.

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 #4 Searching for a Scholarship is easy!

We’ve taken the leg work out of finding a scholarship.To search, all you have to do is follow the link at www.cqu.edu.au/scholarships  and use the search function or drop-down menus.

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Applications for a number of Equity Scholarships will close on Friday, 14 July. This includes the Equity Study Supplement, and the Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships.

A few of our donor funded scholarships have also been re-opened for applications, and will now close at 5pm on Friday, 21 July.

To check your eligibility for a scholarship and apply online, visit www.cqu.edu.au/scholarships

Ashleigh Truscott (https://cqunilife.com)

I am a CQUni alumnus, who graduated back in 2010. Straight after graduating, I took a job in media, and later returned to CQUni working full-time as Student Communications Assistant. I remember all too well the panic fuelled ‘all-nighters’, getting lost on campus, confusion over systems, and the general feeling of being unsure. I'm excited to share my experiences and provide some insights into university life.


2 thoughts on “Top four reasons you need to apply for a scholarship

  1. I received a full ‘hardship scholarship’ when I first started uni. After two years I left Uni and started back 9 years later. Would that still apply?

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