The National Council of Women Queensland is proud to launch its 2017 program of 31 Bursaries for female Students.

The Val French Bursary is valued at $2000.00 this year and if you know of a young lady who would be interest to submit an entry please pass on this information to them.   AGeneric_2017_flyer 

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.