Bursaries for Burnett female students

There are many bursaries available for female tertiary students. Photo: Element5 Digital /Unsplash

Female students in the Burnett are eligible for their share in the 2023 NCWQ Bursary Program.

The National Council of Women of Queensland’s program, which started in 2009 with just two bursaries, now offers more than 30 bursaries to Queensland female students which are valued from $1000 to $2000.

Since 2017, the bursary offered by Maranao MP David Littleproud has helped regional women take the next step in their educational journeys by assisting in the financial challenges associated with pursing further education.

“The Maranoa electorate covers some of the most remote communities in Queensland and as a result, our students are often forced to move from their local communities to pursue further studies, which can be costly and daunting,” Mr Littleproud said.

These bursaries have helped country students pursue educational pathways and have provided much-needed support for those needing to move away from regional areas to pursue further study.

“I understand how important it is for our next generation of young women to pursue further education and that’s why each year I sponsor a bursary through the NCWQ for a young woman living in the Maranoa electorate to pursue full-time study because it gives them the support they need to take their education to the next level,” he said.

“This is a great initiative by the NCWQ and I am proud to be involved again in 2023.”

The bursary is designed for a female, first year, full-time student undertaking a tertiary course, such as university, TAFE or the Conservatorium of Music.

All bursary recipients must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia and must be able to detail how the bursary will assist to achieve her educational goals and demonstrate her contribution to the local community.

Burnett female students are eligible for the:

• South Burnett Regional Council Mayor bursary:

South Burnett Mayor, Brett Otto, said that this bursary recognises the additional difficulties faced by students living away from major cities, with studies often requiring time away from home and families.

“The bursary, valued at $1,000, also recognises the importance of community activities in maintaining the fabric of the rural environment,” he said.

“We want to hear from local women about their interests and activities and future aspirations.”

The 2023 South Burnett Bursary is valued at $1,000 and is available to a female resident of the South Burnett Regional Council area.

She must be enrolled in study to further develop her skills as a primary producer or for the benefit of those residents of the local South Burnett region.

• Hon David Littleproud bursary:

The 2023 Hon David Littleproud MP Bursary is valued at $1000 and is open to a female constituent of the Maranoa electorate who is enrolled in the first year of full-time tertiary study.

To be eligible, applicants must be a Maranoa electorate constituent, although they may have relocated for their studies, and eligible applicants must also be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia.

They must be able to demonstrate involvement in their home community.

• NCWQ Regional / Rural Bursary:

This bursary, sponsored by NCWQ, is valued at $1500 and is aimed to assist young women living in regional or rural Queensland who has relocated from home to undertake their tertiary studies.

The recipient of the Regional / Rural bursary must be a resident of regional Queensland who has relocated this year from home for their tertiary studies such as at university, TAFE or the Conservatorium of Music.

She must be able to demonstrate involvement in her home community and plans within the tertiary context.

• Study-specific bursaries: There are plenty of other bursaries which are open to women studying particular courses including early childhood, special education, communication, law, justice, STEM, science and media.

• Bursaries available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

• NCWQ Young Woman from a Refugee Background Bursary (young women from a refugee background, now enrolled at high school, aiming to achieve further educational outcomes)

• Office for Women and Violence Prevention (Return to Work) Bursary (females who are now studying at tertiary level, such as university or TAFE, to enable you to return to employment after a break from the workforce.)

Bursary applications are now open and will close on Monday, 5 June. A bursary presentation will be held in Brisbane in late July. More information here: ncwq.org.au/bursaries