$1,000 Bursary for High Schoolers

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, has opened applications for the Joyce Newton OAM Memorial Bursary for 2023.

“In 2018, I and the communities of Glass House lost a true community champion – Joyce Newton OAM of Maleny,” said Mr Powell.

“Joyce was a high school teacher, she was interested and involved in civic society and she was determined that Queensland’s best days were still ahead of us.”

To honour her legacy, in 2019 Mr Powell launched an annual bursary for Year 11 and 12 students.

The bursary is for students who reside in the electorate of Glass House who wish to undertake further study after graduation.

Not all Glass House students attend schools in the electorate, so students wishing to apply can confirm whether or not they reside in the electorate by checking

“I understand high schoolers already have a lot on their plate, so I’ve made the application process pretty simple.”

To apply, students need only send through the following information:

  • Name, address, best contact number and school they attend;
  • Achievements at school (academic, sporting, community and extracurricular);
  • The study they wish to undertake after school and where this study is based;
  • Why they want to undertake this study;
  • How a bursary will assist them to undertake this study; and
  • What did Joyce Newton do/contribute to her community?

“The winner will receive a $1,000 gift voucher for Concept IT in Maleny, acknowledgement of their achievement in Queensland Parliament and dinner for the winner and their family in Parliament.”

Applications need to be sent through to by the end of term one (Friday, 31st March 2023). All applicants must also be willing to complete a panel interview at the Glass House Electorate Office (in Maleny) or via Zoom.