a fresh graduate girlThe team at Cornall – your favorite DIY lifestyle and improvement website – have joined forces with several other lifestyle businesses to offer students the opportunity to win some aid to benefit their tertiary studies and life. Together we want to give back to the community in which we live. This scholarship award will help inspired and motivated students further their education. This year we partner with the philanthropic team at My Healthy Family – your go to guide to an organic, healthier lifestyle and Scanlan and Theodore the legends in fashion, design and retail to bring you the new annual Better Living Scholarship.

Funds from the scholarship can be used for any student needs which may be required to improve their college life. Any students currently enrolled in any internationally recognized college or university may apply. Donations towards this scholarship were collected from the community to put money back into the community. Some of the other businesses who have donated to this cause are listed at the bottom of this page.

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Award Requirements

The scholarship is available to students from any internationally recognized tertiary institution who are enrolled in full-time study over the 2016/2017 period. There are some constraints on who can apply. These are as follows:

  • Only students who are enrolled in full-time college or university study for two whole semesters over the 2016/2017 period are eligible to apply.
  • Only students between the ages of 18-25 as of the day of their application may apply. Proof of age may be requested.
  • Students who have previously won an scholarship from Cornall or any of our partners are not eligible to win again.

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How to Apply

Students must:

Record a video of between 1-2 minutes detailing how their studies and career can and will lead to the betterment of society.

Videos should be posted publicly to YouTube or another similar video sharing platform with a link to our site ( included in the description. A short description of the main points from the video should also be included. Please send an email to with a link to the video URL once you have uploaded it, so we can review the content.

Applicants should include their full contact details with this email, including a phone number, current college or university, school ID number, university course and D.O.B. We also request that a suitable picture be included with the email (not while you’re drunk at a music festival) so we can post a notice about the winner of the scholarship online. We are aware that there are a number of SEO companies and other unscrupulous businesses posting fake scholarships scams online, so with the permission of the winner we would like to post their first name, tertiary institution and picture, with a link to the winning video. If the winner would prefer to keep their details private however we will respect this, and only post their first name and college with no image or link to their submission.

Application End Date

Applications must be in before midnight on May 21, 2017. Winners will be picked before the conclusion of the first week of June and will be notified by email and/or phone.

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Award Amount

$500 will be awarded to the winning student. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges from all involved companies including those mentioned on this page. The winner will be announced on this website.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions please see the F.A.Q. at the bottom of this page, or just read the stuff you skimmed over above, the answers are probably in there.

Community Contributors

Some of the local community members who helped us make this scholarship possible are listed below.

BrisDigital – Digital Marketing professionals who helped bring this whole project together. Through their skills, knowledge and network of contacts we were able to bring our dream to give back to the global community to life. These computer nerds have helped us build Cornall into the DIY behemoth it is today, and without their resources and efforts we would still be floundering in the ocean of uncertainty that is the world wide web. From branding to social media advertising and search engine optimisation, these guys have helped us when nobody else could, and we are eternally grateful.

Pest Control North Brisbane – This commercial pest control company have built a strong name for themselves within the industry. From small beginnings on the northside of their hometown, the PCNB team have taken over as a leaded in pest control in South-East Queensland. Understanding the need for education to improve living standards and maintain a healthy and happy home environment, their team has donated their time and resources to help this end. We are happy to have them on-board as part of this joint giving, along with another Brisbane pest controller..

our sponsorship contributorsPesky Possum Pest Control – Another leader in home and environmental safety, Pesky Possum have also been generous in donating towards our award. As Brisbane’s only possum removal company that have been serving the area for over 20 years, they know the importance of both education and being community minded for running a successful business. They began in the world or pest control helping people with possum problems but have since ventured out into other areas such as snakes, rats and mice, bees and wasps and more. Their concern for the safety of the animals they catch and release and the families they serve is second to none.

3monkeez – On the interior design side of things we have 3monkeez, one of the Cornall scholarship’s main contributors. Their team are famous around Australia for their class leading designs in stainless steel sinks, commercial sinks and tapware, drains, grates and wedge wire etc. With everything you could possibly need in bathroom or kitchen ancillary products available, this team of stainless steel fabricators can help you turn your drab washroom or commercial kitchen into a showroom you can be proud of. Get some inspiration on their website or they can take care of all the design work for you.

LJM Plumbing – Another local business with an interest in helping people in the community are the great plumbers at LJM. Based on the Northside of Brisbane not too far away from our Pest Control friends, this team of pipework professionals have you covered. If you ever need a hot water installation, gutter repair or need instant emergency plumbing help, these are your guys. We trust them with all the custom plumbing requirements for all of our specialty work and demonstations, so we’re more than happy to have their support and give them a shout-out in return.


Because we are overrun with questions from applicants for our scholarship we would prefer if you would read over the requirements and full details on this page before emailing or calling us with questions. Any questions that have already been answered on this page will not be responded to. Any questions that we receive multiple times will be added below. Some of the most common questions we receive are listed below.

Q. How Do I know if my college or university is internationally recognized and accredited?

A. Will your qualifications be recognised in other countries? Is your university or college in the top 10,000 educational institutions in the world? Do you need to be of average intelligence or higher to get accepted into your course? Does your university have URL that contains .edu or .edu.xx? If the answer is Yes to any of these, it’s extremely likely that your tertiary institution is internationally recognized and accredited.

Q. My course starts on x date, am I eligible to apply?

A. Please see the Award Requirements above.

Q. I will be 25 on x date, am I eligible to apply?

A. Please see the Award Requirements above.

Q. Can I have bonus consideration because I am really poor/I’ve just got out of rehab/my puppy just died/I volunteer to help the homeless.

A. If you are active within your own community and take selfless action to help those in more need than you then please mention this in your video and description. We love you. If you just made up a sob story hoping it will convince us to choose you the answer is No.