NCWQ Bursary Program

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

If you would like to discuss bursaries with us, please send an enquiry.

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.

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

2024 Timeline

  • 15 April 2024 – Bursary Applications Open
  • 3 June 2024 – Bursary Applications Close
  • 20 July 2024 – Bursary Presentation & President’s Lunch at Women’s College, The University of Queensland, St Lucia

Contact

Kathy Cavanagh Bursary Program manager

For further queries, please contact:

Kathy Cavanagh
Bursary Program Manager
bursaries@ncwq.org.au

NCWQ holds an annual bursary fundraising event to help support the bursary program. 

Previous Recipients

FAQs

NCWQ Bursaries are awarded to the successful Queensland female student applicants for one of the range of bursaries on offer each year.

The Bursary program, through NCWQ and its sponsors, offers a range of bursaries, to assist Queensland women with their educational expenses. Most bursaries are valued between $1,000 to $1,500 each.

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 2024 bursary program is:

  • Monday 15 April– Applications open.

  • Monday 3 June – Applications close. Applications submitted or post-marked after that date will not be considered

Applications will open Monday 15 April 2024.

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 2023 will be available on this website on Monday 17 April 2023.

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

If you are interested in being involved in the selection process of bursary recipients, please consider joining Team Bursary. With several long-time members stepping back after this year, we are looking to welcome new participants to Team Bursary. For most, the busy time is June, but for full details, please contact:

Kathy Cavanagh
Bursary Program Manager
bursaries@ncwq.org.au
0407 117 378

Bursary News

of Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland and Patron of NCWQ making speech at Bursary presentation
Bursaries
Kathy Cavanagh, NCWQ Bursary Program Manager

Bursary Program 2022 – Awards Presented, Yearbook released

There was a buzz in the Parliamentary Annex as people gathered for the bursary presentation for the 14th NCWQ Bursary Program. Congratulations to all the recipients and thank you to our kind sponsors and many volunteers who made it all happen. The 2022 Yearbook was also released. Do read their stories. You will be amazed!

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Bursary Program 2022 Update July
Bursaries
Kathy Cavanagh, NCWQ Bursary Program Manager

Bursary Program 2022 Succesful Recipients Advised

All the 2022 NCWQ bursary recipients have been advised of their success. And in fairness to all, those who were not successful this year, are advised of that outcome, and we hope they consider applying next year. and Preparation for the presentation on 27 August is well underway.

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Bursary Program 2022 Update and date claimer announcement
Bursaries
Kathy Cavanagh, NCWQ Bursary Program Manager

Bursary Program 2022 Update + Date Claimers

NCWQ Bursary Program Manager, Kathy Cavanagh provides a quick update on the assessment phase of the 2022 program. We also share a couple of date claimers for the presentation event and for the next Morning Tea Fundraising event to support the 2023 bursary program. Read on for details.

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Connecting women since 1905

The National Council of Women of Qld. Inc., which has been working for women in Queensland since 1905, is part of NCWA Inc. which was recognised by the Australian Government as one of three peak Women’s organisations in 2000.

Bursary Enquiries

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