Fresh scholarships worth $50K for CQU

CQUni students' bankable advice leads to fresh scholarship agreement with Auswide Bank

Auswide Bank and CQUniversity met today to sign an agreement to offer $50,000 worth of fresh scholarships for CQUniversity students over the next three years.

This broadens a relationship which was nurtured when CQUni Business students provided assistance in a major rebranding of Auswide Bank earlier this year.

CQUniversity Dean of Business and Law Professor Lee Di Milia says the Business students were involved in Auswide Bank's stakeholder conversations for the rebrand.

"We are proud that our students were not only able to gain real-world experience thanks to networking with Auswide Bank staff," Prof Di Milia says.

"They were also able to influence the colour schemes and corporate identity involved with modernisation of the brand.

"We now welcome Auswide Bank's scholarship support for the next generation of Business students and hope we can build on this relationship longer-term."

Students who intend to enrol at the CQUniversity Bundaberg campus in 2016 in the first year of an undergraduate Business or Finance/Accounting program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to benefit from one of the four Auswide Bank Scholarships, each valued at $5000.

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Auswide Bank Managing Director, Martin Barrett said that feedback to the new brand had been strong.

"We've established a fantastic partnership with CQUni over the past year and valued the opinions and expertise we were able to tap into during our transition to become Auswide Bank earlier this year," Mr Barrett says.

"Our new scholarship agreement represents an investment in our local youth and community, not only because these students represent an important customer demographic for our future, but we're also making an investment in potential leaders and employees in our local region."

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