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National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Bursary

In 2015 USQ will offer one National Association of Women in Construction Bursary.

Welcome to the Australian National Association of Women in Construction. Our Mission is: 

  • to raise the profile of women working in the construction industry 
  • to be a positive instrument for change in the construction industry 
  • to promote and share construction industry best practice 
  • to meet, support and network with other women in the construction industry.

From its beginning in 1995, NAWIC has striven to build a dynamic organisation which encourages and supports women in the construction and related affiliate industries. Our members have risen steadily over the years due to enhanced networking opportunities and the continuing development of member services and benefits.


The Bursary will have a maximum value of $2,500.

The Bursary recipient will also receive a year’s free membership to NAWIC Queensland as part of their award.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian Citizen or have permanent resident status
  • be female 
  • continue their studies in a Bachelor of Construction in Semester 1, 2015
  • be entering into the second or higher year of their degree 
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 3 study units in Semester 1 
  • be studying on-campus, external or online.

Selection criteria

Applicants will:

  • prepare an 800 to 1000 word essay from a choice of two topics:
    • Explain what influences, positive and negative, made you consider a career in a non-traditional field
    • Considering your own experiences to date, what influences would be more effective to encourage more school-aged females to consider careers in non-traditional fields? 
  • have a sound level of academic achievement 
  • demonstrate a history of involvement within their school, extracurricular activities or within their local community.

How to apply

Complete the USQ Continuing Student Scholarship application form (PDF* 203 KB) and post the application and all supporting documents to:

Private and Confidential
Scholarship Officer
Student Services
University of Southern Queensland
West Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Applicants must also attach a Statement of Support (PDF 162KB) with their application signed by either an employer or independent referee (note that questions 1 and 2 on the Statement of Support form are not applicable for this scholarship).

Applicants may be required to attend an interview and are asked to maintain up-to-date USQ Personal Details via UConnect.

Closing date

Applications closed.

Further information

University of Southern Queensland
Phone:  1800 269 500

USQ reserves the right to alter the conditions of the Scholarship/Bursary based upon exceptional circumstances.  USQ reserves the right to not award the Scholarship/Bursary in a given year.

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