A bright future helping the community

Organisation:

CQUniversity

Amount:

$60,000

Project:

The John Villiers Trust Paramedical Student CQUniCares Scholarships

Year of grant:

2019 - 2021

The John Villiers Trust Paramedical Student CQUniCares Scholarships provides financial assistance to two Queensland students from a rural, regional or remote area enrolled in the Bachelor of Paramedical Sciences at Central Queensland University. The John Villiers Trust has supported CQUni since 2012 and is committed to its partnership in the education and training of young people who want to contribute to the health and safety of people in their community. 

The John Villiers Trust has supported CQUniversity since 2012, enabling the University to acquire a brand new ambulance used for paramedic students and deliver AIME in Rockhampton, a mentoring program supporting Indigenous high-school students.

In 2018, The John Villiers Trust renewed its support to CQUniversity with a $60,000 grant over three years. CQUniversity has the highest proportion, amongst all universities across Australia, of students from low socio-economic backgrounds, and therefore relies heavily on philanthropic support from its community and industry partners.

CQUniversity has awarded The John Villiers Trust Paramedical Student CQUniCares Scholarships to two regional Queenslanders commencing at CQUniversity early 2019 in the Bachelor of Paramedic Science.

Each Scholarship is valued at $30,000 over three academic years, and will support these two students up to graduation in late 2021. The scholarships enable the two students, who would not otherwise be able to afford university, to enter and succeed at CQUniversity. Scholarships enable students to concentrate on their studies without the stress caused by financial difficulties.

CQUniversity Bachelor of Paramedic Science is a well-recognised gateway to a role as a health professional  in emergency medicine and retrieval. CQUni graduates contribute to the well-being and prosperity of communities across Queensland.

Thanks to the support from The John Villiers Trust, the students will develop foundation knowledge in sciences, human body systems, study and research skills and paramedic practice. Their training will focus on disease processes and emergency treatment, and include practical placements in paramedic care, enabling them to graduate work ready and make a difference in their communities.

“The JVT scholarship has taken an immense load off my shoulders and I cannot thank you enough. I have been able to purchase my uniform and textbooks and I have been able to focus all my time to my degree instead of working full time.” Raewyn Mann, Scholarship recipient

“Thanks to the John Villiers Trust Scholarship I have been able to focus greatly on putting maximum effort into my study and assessments and have achieved results that I am really proud of including a High Distinction and Distinctions. “Noah Goldsworthy, Scholarship recipient