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Applications for the 2016 RTBU Student Bursary are Now Open

RTBU & Maurice Blackburn Student Bursary

Children of RTBU members who are commencing or continuing tertiary studies in 2016 are eligible to apply to be considered for one of five $1,000 bursaries, sponsored by the RTBU Solicitors, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

The annual bursary program is designed to help ease the costs of study, and to reward bright minds who are actively pursuing their career goals. The bursary recognises some of the additional needs of students, such as relocation fees for students living regionally or simply to help assist in purchasing textbooks, laptops or other study supplies.

Students can be studying in any field, with previous winners having studied in a wide range of areas such as law, physiotherapy, science, optometry, psychology and fine arts. School leavers, TAFE students and trade apprentices are also encouraged to apply.

Those assessing the applications are looking for the following criteria:

Academic, sporting or community achievements
Demonstrated need for the bursary
Demonstrated passion for their chosen studies, including plans for future career options
Align with the key core values of justice, tenacity, compassion and fairness

The application does not need to be long to address the above criteria, but must be of a high quality overall.

All courses must be undertaken at a registered Queensland education provider and the student must reside in Queensland. The parent of the student must be a financial RTBU member at the time of application and their membership number must be provided on the application form.

Applications must be received by no later than 5pm on Friday 4 March, 2016. The successful recipients will be announced on Friday 11 March, 2016.

Want to know more or grab an application form? Contact your local RTBU organiser or call Catherine Spalding at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers on 1800 810 812. Completed forms can be sent to education@mauriceblackburn.com.au

The RTBU recognises Maurice Blackburn Lawyers’ support for education and welcomes and commends their sponsorship of the 2016 RTBU Student Bursary Awards.

Unity is Strength

Owen Doogan
RTBU State Secretary,
Queensland Branch

RTBU & Maurice Blackburn Student Bursary 2016 - Application for the 2016 Student Bursary