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Julie Michaels Annual Members' Bursary Award

Applications closed for the Julie Michaels Annual Members' Busary on Friday, 9 February 2018.

From 2017, ALGWA (Queensland Branch) will offer two (2) Member's Bursaries valued at $1,500.00 each, to encourage our members, both male and female, to access professional development activities that will improve their knowledge and skills to better support the communities they represent.

Julie Michaels commenced in the role of Planning Officer with Southern Downs Regional Council in 2008 having just completed a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Queensland. Julie's previous experience in the legal professional and as a Councillor were of great assistance in her new role in town planning and development assessment. Julie joined ALGWA and was the Zone 3 representative and later became Vice President. She was a valuable member of the ALGWA Committee and assisted ALGWA with valuable advice throughout her tenure as a member. Julie was popular with staff and customers alike and remained with Southern Downs Regional Council until her health failed.

The Queensland Branch of the Association has established an Annual Member's Bursary to encourage and assist all Local Government employees, both male and female, to further their education. One Member's Bursary will be awarded annually.

Members of ALGWA Queensland Branch who have demonstrated their commitment to undertake further studies directly related to the applicant's field of employment are eligible to apply for the Member's Bursary.

These studies may include a Diploma of Local Government Administration, Diploma of Planning or Diploma of Business (Frontline Management) conducted by Training Services, Local Government Association of Queensland, or other higher qualifications.

Proof of enrolment / details of intended course of study are required as part of your application.

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to make a positive contribution to their area of employment and their employer by further tertiary study.

The Member's Bursary may be awarded once only to any individual and there is no restriction on the number of eligible applications that may be made.

ALGWA (Queensland Branch) recognises the important leadership roles our Members play within those communities as well as in their official capacity in the local government sector. It is proposed that by furthering education opportunities, it will raise the profile and promote professionalism within Local Government and the associated business sector.

The Member's Bursary provides the opportunity for an individual member to increase his or her ability through a Diploma or other higher qualifications which is directly related to the applicant's field of employment/interest.

How do I apply?

Only financial members are eligible to apply. Previous successful applicants of the Member's Bursary are ineligible to nominate.

Once nominations have been called, interested financial members may apply for the ALGWA (Queensland Branch) Member's Bursary Award by completing the application form.