Maranoa MP David Littleproud has partnered with the National Council of Women of Queensland (NCWQ) to offer a $1000 bursary to help women from regional, rural and remote Queensland with full-time study.
“I’m thrilled to be involved with this great initiative because I know how important it is to ensure our next generation of young women will thrive and are able to access financial support while studying.”
The Maranoa MP – who represents more than 42% of Queensland and some of the most remote communities in the state – says many students were forced to move from their local community in order to pursue further study after finishing school.
“Leaving home for the first time can be daunting and I know many rural young people – and their families – also face with financial hardship when trying to peruse further study”.
“That’s why I think this a great initiative, managed by the NCWQ, to help with some of these financial costs and I encourage young women – who are living or have lived in Maranoa – to please apply.”
Nominations close June 5 and, for more information, check out: http://ncwq.org.au/bursaries
To qualify, you must be a female first year, full-time student in training or studying a tertiary course (for example: university, TAFE, the Conservatorium of Music); currently live or are originally from the Maranoa electorate as you may have relocated for your studies and be able demonstrate community involvement for example, via school, sport or volunteering.