LAST CHANCE: Nominations for the National Council of Women of Queensland bursary close Monday, June 5.
LAST CHANCE: Nominations for the National Council of Women of Queensland bursary close Monday, June 5. Contributed

Financial help for rural students

THERE are still a few days left for rural students to apply for valuable financial help.

Maranoa MP David Littleproud has partnered with the National Council of Women of Queensland to offer a $1000 bursary to help women from regional, rural and remote Queensland with full-time study.

Mr Littleproud said he hoped the bursary would, in the long term, help support regional communities and industries.

"It's my aim to see these young people return home, to their bush community, so they can apply their trade to grow our region and that's why I'm doing all I can to support our youth,” he said.

He said he understood many students were forced to move from their local community in order to pursue further study after finishing school.

"That's why I think this a great initiative, managed by the NCWQ, to help with some of these financial costs and I encourage young women - who are living or have lived in Maranoa - to please apply,” Mr Littleproud said.

The bursary is available to female first year, full-time students in training or studying a tertiary course at university or TAFE.

Applicants must be currently living or originally from the Maranoa electorate, and must demonstrate community involvement through school, sport or volunteering, for example.

Mr Littleproud said the bursary was a valuable investment in young rural people.

"I'm thrilled to be involved with this great initiative because I know how important it is to ensure our next generation of young women will thrive and are able to access financial support while studying,” he said.

Nominations for the bursary close Monday, June 5.

For more information, visit ncwq.org.au/bursaries.

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