Fostering education

Erin Walsh with QCWA members Christine Frazer and Liz Hawthorne. Pictures: LUCY WALDRON

By Lucy Waldron

The Queensland Country Women’s Association Warwick (QCWAW) recently awarded three deserving students with $2000 each to support their tertiary studies, marking a significant investment in the educational pursuits of local youth.

At the onset of the academic year, QCWAW extended an invitation for students to apply for their bursaries. After receiving 20 inquiries and 13 applications, the organisation selected three recipients who exhibited promise and dedication to their academic journeys.

QCWA Bursary Organiser, Penny Campbell-Wilson said it is the first time that all the winners are from Warwick.

“It is good to see so many applicants throughout the region, from Clifton to Killarney, Warwick to Stanthorpe and places in between,” Penny said.

Lachlan Naughten, a student at Scots PGC, emerged as one of the recipients, intending to utilise the grant to facilitate his transition to Brisbane, where he will pursue a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resources at QUT. Lachlan’s exceptional academic record and commendable character drew praise from both his teachers and peers, contributing to his well-deserved recognition.

Erin Walsh, a student from Assumption College, has already commenced her studies at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, aspiring to become a Secondary School Teacher. The financial assistance provided by the bursary will ease Erin’s transition into university life.

Alexander Newley also from Assumption College was unable to make the award ceremony as he has already begun his studies in Brisbane. Studying a Bachelor in Computer Science and a master of Cyber Security Alex was grateful to receive the $2000 to assist him in his endeavours.

The QCWAW bursaries help these three students as they embark on the transformative journey of university education, alleviating some of the financial burdens associated with University.

The Queensland Country Women’s Association remains committed to providing opportunities for deserving individuals, ensuring that educational aspirations are within reach for all members of the community in rural and regional areas.