The National Council of Women of Queensland held their 13th Bursary Presentation at the heritage listed Old Museum Building on the 6th Oct.
We are delighted that NCWQ’s Patron, His Excellency, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC CVO, Governor of Queensland was able to join us and the bursary sponsors in awarding 35 worthy bursary recipients.
We thank everyone who joined us in person and online for this year’s presentations and the tireless bursary committee who made the program possible.
We send our best wishes to all recipients as they near the end of the academic year, and for the continuation of their studies or transition to their chosen career. You will be offered membership of NCWQ and we look forward to keeping in touch, hearing about your progress and perhaps catching up at other events.
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.
The 2021 program, through NCWQ and its sponsors, offered 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.