Education Bursary

More than $9,000 awarded to local women for education

8th March, 2019
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Townsville Business Women’s Circle (TBWC) has awarded more than $9,000 in funding to six professionals to help further their education and professional development.

TBWC President, Megan Colwell, said the BOQ Castletown Education Bursary encourages women to apply for funding to assist with achieving their educational and career goals.

“As the only not-for-profit business women’s group in Townsville, TBWC relies solely on the support of organisations, like BOQ Castletown and its members to deliver this boost for women and girls in the region,” Ms. Colwell said.

“More than 17 applied for the Education Bursary and we are thrilled to be able to give these six deserving women the gift of education.”

Education Bursary Recipient, Monique Searle said the funding will assist her to achieve a Double Diploma of Human Resources and Business Administration.

“I am very appreciative of the support from the Townsville Business Women’s Circle and the BOQ Castletown Education Bursary,” Mrs. Searle said.

“I want to be the best role model for my daughter Mila and show her that you can have both a successful work and family balance, and you can do anything you set your mind too.”

“I’ve been fortunate enough to also receive support from my employer, Townsville Enterprise, to assist with achieving my Double Diploma.”

BOQ Castletown Owner Manager, Lisa Leonardi said the branch has been supporting TBWC and has been the naming rights sponsor of the Education Bursary for 3 years.

“The opportunity to help women and girls to achieve their educational goals is rewarding for us to be a part of and is our way of giving back to the Townsville Community,” Mrs. Leonardi said.

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