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David Littleproud bursary to help support Maranoa’s emerging female students

To help support rural women pursing further study, Member for Maranoa David Littleproud is once again offering a $1000 bursary through the National Council of Women in Queensland (NCWQ).

Since 2017, the bursary offered by Mr Littleproud has helped regional women take the next step in their educational journeys by assisting with the financial challenges associated with pursuing further education.

Mr Littleproud said the bursary had helped country students pursue educational pathways for the past eight years and had provided much-needed support for those needing to move away from regional areas to pursue further study.

“The Maranoa electorate covers some of the most remote communities in Queensland and as a result, our students are often forced to move from their local communities to pursue further studies, which can be costly and daunting,” Mr Littleproud said.

“I understand how important it is for our next generation of young women to pursue further education and that’s why each year I sponsor a bursary through the NCWQ for a young woman living in the Maranoa electorate to pursue full-time study because it gives them the support they need to take their education to the next level.

“This is a great initiative by the NCWQ and I am proud to be involved again in 2024.”

The bursary is designed for a female, first year, full-time student undertaking a tertiary course, such as university, TAFE or the Conservatorium of Music.

To be eligible, applicants must be a Maranoa electorate constituent, although they may have relocated for their studies, and eligible applicants must also be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia.

“Last year, Mackenzie Wedrat became the latest promising rural woman to benefit from the bursary, which assisted her in undertaking a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at the University of the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Littleproud said. Authorised by David Littleproud, Warwick, Queensland

“Originally hailing from Dalby, Mackenzie has said that once she finishes her degree, she hopes to return to the Maranoa to enter the practice areas of rehabilitation, disability, or aged care.

“It was immensely pleasing to support Mackenzie last year and I look forward to supporting another young woman from the Maranoa electorate in 2024.”

Applications for The Hon. David Littleproud MP bursary close Monday, June 3, 2024.

Almost 30 bursaries are currently on offer via the NCWQ’s bursary program.

For more information or to apply visit: The Hon. David Littleproud MP Bursary – NCWQ Inc

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