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NCWQ Bursary Program 2021
-Applications Now Closed-

About the 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, offers a range of bursaries, to assist Queensland women with their educational expenses. Most bursaries are valued approximately $1,000 each.

NCWQ Bursary program 2021


Each bursary has its own criteria. To find out more about the specific criteria, please see the Available Bursaries listed below. 

General Criteria:

  • A Female Student studying full-time
  • A resident of Queensland or identify as a Queenslander
  • An Australian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Australia
  • Plus, Bursary specific

Check to see what Bursaries you may be eligible for.

How To Apply

Details go here. Applications are submitted online.

  1. Review the Available Bursaries below to determine what Bursary you would like to apply for. Please note: You may apply for more than one bursary if you meet the relevant criteria.
  2. Determine your eligibility. Click on the selected Bursary to review the criteria, then follow the the link to complete you eligibility test.
  3. Have your Selection Criteria information ready. Gather all your supporting information and documentation.
  4. Complete the Online Application. All applications are to be submitted online by Wednesday 2 June 2021, however if this is not possible, please contact us directly.


NCWQ Bursaries are awarded to the successful Queensland female student applicants for one of the range of bursaries on offer each year. The Bursary Listing details the specific criteria for each bursary on offer.

Since the Bursary Program commenced in 2009, over 200 bursaries have been offered

The timeline for the 2021 Bursary Program is:

  • Monday 12 April 2021 – Applications open.
  • Wednesday 2 June 2021 – Applications close. Applications submitted or post-marked after that date will not be considered. APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
  • Monday 12 July 2021 – All applicants will be advised of the selection panel’s decision after 12 July 2021. Please note that no correspondence will be entered into for feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
  • Tuesday 3 August 2021 (confirmed) The Presentation of the bursaries is in Brisbane. (In accordance with any Coronavirus restrictions at that time.)  We welcome the attendance of the successful recipient of each bursary to this function, where there will be the opportunity to accept the bursary from the sponsor. See here for updates
  • Thursday 21 October 2021 Bursary Fundraising Morning Tea.

Applications Now Closed, sorry.

Each bursary has its own criteria. To find out more about the specific criteria, please review the Available Bursaries listed below.

For other enquiries, please contact the Bursary Program Manager, Kathy Cavanagh, on 0407 117 378 or

We always welcome bursary partners. Please contact our Bursaries Manager, Kathy Cavanagh Ph: 0407 117 378 or Email:

2020 Partners included:

We understand that it may not be possible to submit your application using our online Bursary Application process. In special circumstances, we do offer a hard copy / printed version of the application for you to submit. Please contact our Bursary Program Manager, Kathy Cavanagh Ph: 0407 117 378 or Email: to discuss your options.

Available Bursaries - 2021
(Applications Now Closed)

What Bursaries can I apply for?

To help determine what Bursary you may be eligible for, please use the criteria below to filter the results.  Please note, each Bursary will have specific eligibility and selection criteria you need to meet during the application process.

Show Bursaries by eligibility criteria:

The suggestions will provide a good indication of Bursaries you may be eligible for. Additionally, you can apply for more than one Bursary if you meet the eligibility and selection criteria.

Thank you to our kind Sponsors of the 2021 NCWQ Bursary Program

Have questions about the 2021 Bursary Program?

We welcome enquiries from potential bursary partners and bursary applicants. Please contact the NCWQ Bursary Program Manager, Kathy Cavanagh.

NCWQ Bursary Program Manager.