Applications are soon closing for the BMA (BHP Mitsubishi Alliance) Indigenous Scholarship Program run in conjunction with CQUniversity.
The program is open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people who can demonstrate community involvement in the mining towns where BMA operates, including Emerald, Capella, Moranbah, Blackwater and Dysart.
The scholarship program has been created to address skills shortages in the Bowen Basin region. The aim is to develop skilled professionals who study, live and work in the region and ultimately contribute to their communities.
Administrators of the scholarship program are particularly interested in hearing from applicants wanting to study education, medical science, allied health, nursing and business, however people who want to study in a different area are also encouraged to apply.
Academic merit is not considered in the application process.
Each scholarship is worth $5000 per annum, based on a full-time study load.
To be eligible, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants must be entering their first year of study in Term 1, 2015, at a CQUniversity Central Queensland campus.
Applications for the scholarship program close 15 February.
For more information and to find out how to apply visit the CQUniversity website.