QCWA bursary applications open

QCWA Condamine Valley/Warwick Division Branch President Michele Slater and Branch Bursary Organiser Penny Campbell-Wilson.

By Dominique Tassell

Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) is offering bursaries for graduating Grade 12s who reside in the QCWA Border Division area.

The three bursaries amount to $1500.00 each for boys and girls who may be experiencing some financial difficulties as they commence their tertiary studies in 2022.

There is also a $1000 grant for mature age students available.

The QCWA Condamine Valley/Warwick Division acknowledges the past year has been challenging for Grade 12s, and say they believe the “attitude of area” helped.

QCWA has helped many students over the years, with degrees and qualifications ranging from flight school, dance, paramedicine, medicine, engineering, and teaching just to name a few.

The QCWA says the grant can help with books or bond for students moving out of the region.

The funds for the bursaries are raised primarily through ventures such as the QCWA kitchen.

The judging panel for the bursaries has the division president and secretary on it, as well as a teacher or former teacher.

Applications are currently open, and while most students are currently at schoolies the QCWA say it’s great to let parents and the wider community know about it.

Hard copies of the application can be picked up at the office on Grafton Street, but can also be accessed online and filled out online too if applicants wish to do so.

Criteria for the bursaries include academic achievement and awards, any other community involvement or awards, financial situation, chosen course of study, character references and a personal written piece.

Applicants need three character references provided and signed by the referees.

The personal written piece is an explanation of why the applicant would benefit from the bursary and what their future plans and aspirations include.

The QCWA Condamine Valley/Warwick Division team emphasised that financial support explanations are kept strictly confidential.

Applications close on Friday 4 February and can be posted, dropped into the branch tearooms or emailed.

Late applications will not be considered.