The National Council of Women Queensland is proud to announce the winner of the Val French Bursary for 2017 – Cloe Maxwell.   This program of 31 Bursaries was for female Students.

The Val French Bursary was valued at $2000.00 this year.         What out in early 2018 for the next Bursery details.

Name of Bursary                                 Criteria                                                             Focus


The Val French Bursary for students of Journalism



A female resident of Queensland

Enrolled in last or second last year of full-time studies in journalism either as a single degree or a double degree course

 Able to demonstrate involvement in your local community through activities such as volunteering in local sporting organisations, the church or service clubs

An Australian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Australia

This bursary is sponsored by Older People Speak Out, an organisation with the goal of accepting positive ageing, and to give older people the skills and a voice to address the issues affecting seniors. The bursary honours Val French AM, who as a journalist and university lecturer, advocated for the rights of women working in media. She subsequently was instrumental in the formation of Older People Speak Out, and their annual media awards. The value of this bursary is $2,000.00.