Female students in Brisbane who identify as LGBTIQ can apply for a $1,000 grant to aid their studies.
The bursary is sponsored by Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard and is focussed on female students in this council area and identifies with the LGBTIQ community.
It’s one of 31 grants on offer from the National Council of Women of Queensland Inc’s (NCWQ).
The annual bursary program supports female students at all levels from Year 12 to PhD level.
In addition to the $1,000, Cr Howard’s bursary will facilitate a mentoring program.
With herself and youth entrepreneur and LGBTIQ activist Elise Stephenson.
Cr Howard said she started sponsoring the NCWQ bursary because she is “committed to empowering locals so they can continue developing their skills and knowledge to help the community.”
“I stand for inclusion and a socially cohesive and connected city, where people show willing friendship and compassion – the bursary does just that,” she said.
“Last year’s recipient, Ms Eithandee Aung, will complete her Master of International Public Health with dissertation research surrounding HIV testing knowledge, attitudes and behaviour.”
The eligible student will be aged 16-24, live in the Brisbane City Council area.
They will need to be enrolled in high school or tertiary studies and identify with the LGBTIQ community.
The student will also be able to demonstrate their work in empowering your communities in your educational institution or wider networks.
Applications close on June 5, and the bursaries will be presented on July 26. For application forms and more information, visit the NCWQ website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Photo: 2016 Bursary Recipients, via NCWQ)