Need Financial Help for Study?

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.

female StudentMr Littleproud says he’s taken the move to further his aim to see young people return home, to their bush community, so they can apply their trade to grow our region.

“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.