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Bursaries

In conjunction with our Bursary partners, bursaries are awarded annually across a wide range of criteria.

Make a Bursary Enquiry

If you would like to discuss bursaries with us, please send our Bursary Program Coordinator an enquiry, will be back in touch.

NCWQ Bursary Recipients demonstrate qualities of leadership; community service; perseverance; and determination, often despite life’s obstacles, to follow their personal and professional passions.

NCWQ holds an annual bursary fund-raising morning tea and fashion parade to help raise funds for the NCWQ-sponsored bursaries.

About The Bursary Program

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 2020 Bursary Program is:

  • Monday 27 April: – Applications open
  • Monday 1 June: – Applications close
  • Tuesday 4 August: – Presentation event

Further details will be available closer to the opening date.

Applications open on Monday 27 April 2020. Further details will be available closer to that time.

Each bursary has its own criteria. To find out more about the specific criteria, contact the Bursary Program Coordinator, Kathy Cavanagh, on 0407 117 378 or bursaries@ncwq.org.au

Full details of each of the bursaries on offer in 2020 will be available on this website towards the end of April 2020.

We always welcome bursary partners. Please contact our Bursaries Coordinator, Kathy Cavanagh Ph: 0407 117 378 or Email: bursaries@ncwq.org.au

2019 Partners included:

What Previous Bursary Award Recipients Say...

Farhana

"Being a bursary recipient has not only given me financial support but also provided me a great networking opportunity and allowed me to return my confident, self-esteem to continue my journey."

Farhana Sharmin
2018 NCWQ Senator Claire Moore bursary
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"I am most grateful to have received, in 2017, the Elements Living Bursary, sponsored by Chiou See Anderson, and the Forum Communicators bursary in 2018"

Madison Birthchnell
2018 Forum Communicators Bursary
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"Being a bursary recipient has given me the confidence to extend myself further. It has not only supported my academic studies, but it helped my work as performing artist."

Leah Lever
2018 NCWQ Ipswich City Council bursary

2020 Bursary Program

NCWQ is pleased to announce that initial planning is underway for the NCWQ 2020 Bursary Program.

The timeline for the 2020 Bursary Program is:

  • Monday 27 April – Applications open
  • Monday 1 June – Applications close
  • Tuesday 4 August – Presentation event

Further details will be available closer to the opening date.

Sponsorship of the 2020 Bursary Program is not yet finalised. Whilst many of the bursaries from 2019 are likely to continue, there will be some variations in the 2020 program.

2019 Bursary Program (awarded)

The 2019 Bursaries are closed and have been awarded. Below is a summary of the 2019 bursaries awarded.

COUNCILLOR VICKI HOWARD BURSARY

Demonstrated community involvement in empowering others

DIH HEALTH AND WELLBEING BURSARY

Demonstrated previous achievements in your studies. Demonstrated community involvement

ELSIE BYTH BURSARY

Current involvement with school and local community, planning to commence an education degree in 2020.

FORUM COMMUNICATORS

Demonstrated record of achievement in the field of communication and leadership in your local community.

LADY JUSTICE BURSARY

Demonstrated previous achievements such as academic record, activities, volunteering.

LOGAN CITY COUNCIL BURSARY

Demonstrated commitment to leadership in your local community.

MORETON BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL BURSARY

Demonstrated commitment to leadership in your local community.

NCWQ YOUNG WOMAN FROM A REFUGEE BACKGROUND

Capacity to achieve educational outcomes and involvement in school or local community.

OFFICE FOR WOMEN (LEADERSHIP) BURSARY

Documented mentoring relationship and progress to date.

OFFICE FOR WOMEN (STEM) BURSARY

Demonstrated previous success in the STEM area of study and career goals in the STEM field.

QUOTA INTERNATIONAL CENTENARY BURSARIES – AUDIOLOGY

Report to Quota International on your interest in this field, and career aspirations.

QUOTA INTERNATIONAL CENTENARY BURSARIES – SPEECH PATHOLOGY

Report to Quota International on your interest in this field, and career aspirations.

SCIENCE BURSARY

Demonstrated record of achievement in the science field, through school or university studies or science-related project.

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL MORETON NORTH INC BURSARY

Detailed use of bursary in staging production, performance or exhibition within the creative arts industry.

SOUTH BURNETT MAYOR BURSARY

Demonstrated contribution to your local community.

THE BOYCE BURSARY FOR A STUDENT WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY

Description of what you hope to achieve from your study program and how the bursary will help you to do so.

THE VAL FRENCH AM BURSARY FOR A STUDENT OF JOURNALISM

Demonstrated involvement in local community and career aspirations.

YOUNG WOMEN THINKING GLOBALLY BURSARY

Demonstrated passion and commitment to international development and volunteering, with the desire to articulate and inform the public on the aims and outcomes of these activities.

DAVID LITTLEPROUD MP BURSARY

Demonstrated involvement in your home community and in your present study context

ELEMENTS LIVING BURSARY

Demonstrated commitment to leadership through active participation in a group with the aim of improving the lives of seniors.

ESA INTERNATIONAL

Demonstrated commitment to leadership through active community participation; reporting to ESA on how the bursary assisted you.

HELEN OVENS MEMORIAL BURSARY

Balance in maintaining your own identity goals with your family responsibilities.

LAVIS/WILSON QUEENSLAND CHILD WATCH COMMITTEE BURSARY

Interested in working with children in the Early Years (Birth to Grade 3) focusing on the “whole” child – emotional, physical and educational care.

NCWQ REGIONAL/RURAL – 2 BURSARIES

Involvement in your local home community and planned involvement at your tertiary institution.

OFFICE FOR WOMEN (ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER) BURSARY

Demonstrated leadership within local community.

OFFICE FOR WOMEN (RETURN TO WORK) BURSARY

Documented description of how the bursary will assist you to achieve your career aspirations.

PHD STUDENT BURSARY

Demonstrated articulation of research focus and its anticipated practical benefits.

QUEENSLAND MEDICAL WOMEN’S SOCIETY BURSARY

Intending to assist you to attend a Medical Women’s International Society event, documented interest in the field of medicine and your career aspirations.

SENATOR CLAIRE MOORE BURSARY

Demonstrated commitment to the needs of special education students.

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL BURSARY

Documented examples of leadership within your local community.

THE BOYCE BURSARY FOR A STUDENT WITH A DISABILITY

Detailed achievements in your studies, your goals and involvement in your local community.

THE HAJERA BIBI SEEDAT BURSARY FOR AN EMERGING FEMALE LEADER

Documented examples of leadership through empowering others, your personal growth and maximising mentoring opportunity.

THE TMR WOMEN IN ENGINEERING BURSARY

Demonstrated love of maths and physics and their practical application to Engineering, and examples of your leadership.

Interested in our 2020 Bursary Program?

We welcome enquiries form potential bursary partners and bursary applicants. Please contact the NCWQ Bursary Program Coordinator.

NCWQ Bursary Program Coordinator