There was a buzz in the Parliamentary Annex as people gathered for the bursary presentation for the 14th NCWQ Bursary Program. Since its beginning in 2009, the 2022 cohort brings the grand total of bursary recipients to 316.
In the presence of Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland and Patron of NCWQ; and The Honourable Shannon Fentiman, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence; 130 gathered – recipients, their proud family members and friends, sponsors, and members of NCWQ.
Of the 35 2022 recipients, 23 were able to attend the presentation. We continue to be conscious of COVID, with a further two recipients being late withdrawals after testing positive.
The E-Yearbook, however, provides the opportunity to bring all recipients together. Do read their stories. You will be amazed.
Download the 2022 Yearbook
About The Bursary Program
Established in 1905, the National Council of Women of Queensland Inc. (NCWQ) continues to represent the voice of thousands of women through its affiliated organisations and individual membership.
The bursary program, since its commencement in 2009, indicates the strong commitment of NCWQ to equality of opportunity for all women, especially in offering assistance to Queensland female students as they pursue their chosen pathway of study.
Last year’s program, through NCWQ and its sponsors, awarded a range of bursaries, to assist Queensland women with their educational expenses. Most bursaries are valued approximately $1,000 each.
Kathy has been involved with NCWQ since 2011 (currently on the NCWQ Management Committee), and has been associated with ESA for many years. Now retired, Kathy has worked in a variety of contexts, both overseas and inter-state, in roles ranging from small business to writing and photography, but the main focus has been in adult education.
A wide-ranging career both within Australia and internationally has developed broad skills in communication, management and coordination, adapting to change. Writing skills in varied contexts, evidenced by production of second edition of self-funded booklet on cancer experiences, distributed to support other women and their families experiencing cancer.
Coordination, team work and management skills in bursary coordination role, working with over 100 people, including sponsors for 40 bursaries in 2020; coordinators and selection panel members; and recipients. Flexibility in adapting established processes within the COVID-19 environment to meet the required outcome of meeting sponsor conditions in the selection and recognition of bursary recipients. Kathy is the NCWQ Bursary Program Manager.