Female students in Brisbane who identify as LGBTIQ are eligible to apply for a $1,100 grant to aid their studies.
Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard sponsors the bursary, which is available to female students within the Brisbane City Council area and who identify with the LGBTIQ community.
It’s one of more than 30 academic grants on offer in the National Council of Women of Queensland’s (NCWQ) annual bursary program.
Each year since 2009, the bursaries on offer have supported over 200 female students at all levels from Year 12 to PhD level.
Cr Howard has sponsored her NCWQ bursary for several years “to empower 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.
“Past recipients have been exemplary role models, empowering young women throughout Brisbane and I look forward to seeing the high calibre of applicants this year.”
Applications open to queer female students aged 16-24
The eligible student, aged 16-24, will live in the Brisbane City Council area, be in high school or tertiary education, and identify as LGBTIQ.
The student will also be able to demonstrate their work in empowering their communities in your educational institution or wider networks, and describe their career aspirations.
Previous years’ recipients of the bursary have included Eithandee Aung, who completed her Master of International Public Health with dissertation research surrounding HIV testing knowledge, attitudes and behaviour.
Another recipient was University of Queensland med student Sarah Wyche. Wyche wanted to specialise in reproductive technologies for same-sex couples and improving sexual health education.
Applications are open until June 2. The recipients of all the National Council of Women of Queensland’s grants will be notified in July.
To find out more, visit the NCWQ website here.
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