The QIC Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship is to support Indigenous students studying an undergraduate degree at Griffith University.

QIC believe in diversity of thought, backgrounds and experiences which strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to their people and clients.

Valued at $10,000 per year for a maximum of three (3) years.

Apply by: 4pm Friday 28 February 2020

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be enrolled in full time study at Griffith University
  • have a minimum GPA of 4.0 (if a current student)
  • be currently studying, or be commencing study, in one of the following undergraduate bachelor degrees:
    • Bachelor of Commerce
    • Bachelor of Economics
    • Bachelor of Business
    • Bachelor of Law
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Bachelor of Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Engineering
    • Bachelor of Mathematics
    • Bachelor of Psychology
    • Bachelor of Government and International Relations

Students may apply in any year of study.

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:

Study Details

  • Secondary education history and
  • Program preferences; or
  • Program: details of current degree.

Statements

  • Personal statements:
    • Career goals and aims: statement about yourself and your personal attributes e.g. ability to overcome adversity, potential to achieve at university, community involvement, career aspirations, interests and drive.
    • Scholarship benefit: statement outlining the impact the scholarship would have on your life and how it will assist you in achieving your current and future career goals.
    • Anything else section: prepare a statement about how you can apply your personal attributes and career aspirations in an organisation like QIC. (optional to attach as a document)

You must upload the following in the supporting documentation section. (Please use the following formats- pdf, word, jpeg or excel. We can only guarantee these formats with be accepted)

Curriculum Vitae (CV): please provide an up-to-date CV/resume

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Value

The scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum for a maximum of three years or minimum duration of your degree remaining.

Payments of $5,000 are made each trimester that conditions are meet, up to the maximum value of the Scholarship per annum or minimum duration of the degree for which the Scholarship was awarded, whichever is the lesser.

Conditions are verified each trimester and payments are then made up to six weeks after the trimester census date once confirmation conditions have been met.

As part of the Scholarship QIC will provide a mentor to the student who will support and assist the student throughout their university degree. The mentor will be selected based on the successful applicants preferred qualities and values in a mentor.

Sponsor details

QIC Limited (hereinafter “QIC”) are bound by one objective – to deliver investment outcomes for their clients. Created in 1991 by the Queensland government to serve its long-term investment responsibilities, QIC have grown into a leading long-term specialist manager in alternatives. QIC deliver to over 110 like-minded institutional investors in Australia and internationally.

QIC’s Reconciliation Action Plan represents QIC’s efforts to: reconcile the past regarding treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; recognise and acknowledge Indigenous peoples’ involvement in Australia’s history; and, actively work towards a better future.

QIC believes that our nation will not realise its full potential until everyone has equal access to opportunity, with business playing a vital role in solving social and environmental issues.

Having a large focus on Corporate Citizenship, QIC harnesses the energy and capabilities of their people to empower positive change for our community. Therefore, the purpose of QIC’s Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship is to support indigenous students studying an undergraduate degree at Griffith University. QIC believe in diversity of thought, backgrounds and experiences which strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to their people and clients.

As part of the Scholarship QIC will provide a mentor to the student who will support and assist the student throughout their university degree. The mentor will be selected based on the successful applicants preferred qualities and values in a mentor.

To remain eligible for the Scholarship, the recipient will be required to:

  • Remain enrolled as a full-time student in an eligible undergraduate degree listed above.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 4.0.
  • Continue to meet eligibility requirements.

A scholarship recipient may take leave of absence in accordance with University policy. Scholarship benefits are suspended for the period of leave of absence.

Recipients must not defer for more than one trimester to remain eligible for the scholarship. Payments will be suspended for the trimester that the student defers, however will resume once the student returns to full-time study.

The recipient may also be invited to meet with the donor, have their image featured in marketing materials to promote the Scholarship.

The above conditions are verified each trimester at census date. If a scholarship recipient fails to successfully meet these conditions, it is at the discretion of the Selection Committee to withhold the trimester instalment or terminate the scholarship. The recipient must show cause to the Scholarships Office why the scholarship should not be cancelled.

Applications, including any supporting documentation, must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

The selection committee may decide to interview short-listed candidates. In making its recommendation the selection committee will take into account - personal qualities, including leadership potential.

Applicants may be required to provide additional information in order to determine eligibility.

Offers are made via email.