Student Opportunities, Tertiary and Scholarships News

Student Opportunities

Applications are now open for the InspireU Senior Engineering and InspireU Junior STEM Residential camp.  Applications close COB 1 December 2017 and successful applicants will be advised by 8 December 2017, scheduled for the 14-19 January 2018.

Eligibility for the InspireU Senior Engineering camp is:

  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • Be enrolled in schooling in Year 11 or Year 12 in 2018;
  • Be enrolled in Overall Position (OP) subjects and eligible for an OP score; and
  • Have school attendance rate of 90% or greater.

Eligibility for the InspireU Junior STEM camp are:

  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin;
  • Be enrolled in schooling in Year 9 or Year 10 in 2018;
  • Have school attendance rate of 90% or greater; and
  • Interested in undertaking an OP eligible pathway.
  • Academic status:  A, B or C+ students

Please see Mrs Copping for application forms.


Tertiary Information

SUN (Start Uni Now) 2018: The SUN Program for 2018 has just been released.

Start Uni Now (SUN) is a CQUniversity initiative that allows students in Year  10, 11 and 12 to study CQUniversity units whilst still in high school. A 'unit' is the word used to describe something similar to your school subjects.

As of Term 1 2018, high school students from across Australia will have the opportunity to undertake their first Start Uni Now (SUN) unit at zero cost.

You can enrol in a range of CQUniversity units, either on-campus (face-to-face) or by distance education (online), and combine them with your regular high school work.

Come in and see one of the Year Level Coordinators or myself if you wish to enrol in the SUN programme next year.


UQ Summer Campus Tours - book now

Students and their parents are invited to a guided, personal tour of the St Lucia campus every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am.

Guests will see the campus first hand and can also enter the #uqtours Instagram competition for the chance to win a UQ Pack valued at $800!

Registrations for the campus tours are essential. Book now.

For information, contact:

UQ Future Students Contact Centre

Phone: (07) 3346 9872




UQ The Science Experience - apply now: During this 3 day ConocoPhillips Science Experience students will discover the breadth and depth of science available at UQ with workshops covering a range of disciplines including maths, physics, genetics, marine science, neuroscience, health and safety science, agriculture and nanotechnology.

They will have the opportunity to speak to researchers in some of our unique research institutes and centres and also hear from some of our top scientists discussing their areas of interest. Students will test their general science knowledge in the Science Relay Quiz, create companies in an invention workshop and make new friendships at the Supernova Disco.

The 2018 Science Experience will run from Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 January, 2018. Apply now.

For information, contact: UQ Faculty of Science

Phone: 07 3365 3634





UQ College Tertiary Preparation Program - apply now: UQ College Tertiary Preparation Program is delivered over 28 weeks in two trimester periods. The program will be offered at UQ College St Lucia campus in January, May and September 2018.

Students learn skills and meet prerequisites required for successful university-level study. On completion of the program, students can use their grade point average and prerequisites to apply for entry into a university degree.

UQ College Tertiary Preparation Program students are part of the university community. Students have access to the full range of support services that The University of Queensland provides.This allows for a smooth transition into a University degree on successful completion of the Tertiary Preparation Program.

Applications are currently open and will close on Monday 27 November, 2017.

For information, contact: Robyn Tyler

Phone: 07 3346 1695





Catholic Education: The Catholic Education Scholarship for Indigenous Students is a perpetual scholarship for the Catholic education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. This Scholarship will be offered to 1 male and 1 female Indigenous student enrolled in Year 10 at a Catholic Secondary College in the Diocese of Rockhampton to encourage their completion of Year 12 studies. Scholarship Funds The Scholarship will be $2,000 for each student, and payable to the College where the student is enrolled. $1000 will be paid at the beginning of Year 11, with $1000 paid at the beginning of Year 12. Funds are paid directly into the school account and should be used specifically for educational purposes i.e. School fees.

Eligibility To be eligible to apply for this Scholarship, students must be:

  • Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Currently be a Year 10 student studying in a Catholic College within the Rockhampton Diocese
  • Intending to complete Year 11 and Year 12 in a Catholic College within the Rockhampton Diocese.

Please see Mrs Copping for further information and an application form.


CQUniversity has a wide range of scholarships to fit students from all walks of life and all of them could do with more applications.

Sometimes, however, the idea of ‘free money’ isn’t enough to tempt high school students to apply for a scholarship.

There are four key reasons students should seek out scholarship options: Firstly, there is the obvious financial benefit; second, bolstering their CV; third, as a means to create industry contacts; or fourth, to uncover lesser known scholarships in the CQUni database.

For further details on each of these reasons and to find out more, visit the CQUni Life Blog.


C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships: The 2018 C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships open on Monday 4 December and close on Friday 5 January 2018.

C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships are one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate students in Australia. Each residential scholarship is valued at up to $50,000 over three years. 

Information about the C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship and an application form are available at or by contacting the secretary to the Trustees on 08 8127 1654.

The Charles Hawker Scholarship perpetuates the memory of scholar, soldier and pastoralist Charles Allan Seymour Hawker and commemorates the achievements of one of Australia’s most respected statesmen.

C.A.S. Hawker Scholarships have been presented by Governor-General Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC, South Australian Premier Hon Jay Weatherill MP, former Speaker of the House of Representatives and Hawker family member Hon David Hawker AO and former Governor-General The Hon Major General Michael Jeffery AC.

The scholarships are available to all Australian students. The majority have been awarded to students entering their first year of university study.

Selection is largely based on personal qualities and demonstrated leadership as well as academic ability. Undergraduate Hawker Scholars are able to attend a range of Australian educational institutions. For more information please go to our website


Mrs Karen Copping (Careers Coordinator)