Nursing student emma Washbourne accepts her $1000 bursary from CWA Condamine Valley/Warwick Branch president Judy Bilbrough.
Nursing student emma Washbourne accepts her $1000 bursary from CWA Condamine Valley/Warwick Branch president Judy Bilbrough. Linden Morris

Emma's dreams get a $1000 boost

ONE aspiring nurse has been given a helping hand on the road to achieving her dreams in the form of $1000.

This year's recipient, 18-year-old Emma Washbourne said the annual Country Women's Association (CWA) bursary is designed to provide school leavers with assistance should they go on to study tertiary education.

"This money means that I can buy my text books and it will help with things like rent as well," said Miss Washbourne who studies at the University of Queensland Ipswich campus.

"Any extra money helps and goes a long way when you are a uni student.

"I worked lots last year to save up as much as possible so I could focus on settling in this year."

We are lucky we were able to find out about the bursary said the 2011 Warwick State High School graduate's mum Debbie Washbourne.

"It is wonderful to see because Emma is the first in my direct line of family to go to uni," she said. "And it doesn't matter what happens in the future because Emma has gotten where she is through lots of hard work and achievements."

CWA Condamine Valley/Warwick Branch president Judy Bilbrough said this is something that has been running for more than 15 years.

"It is just wonderful to see you people following their dreams," Mrs Bilbrough said. "We hope that Emma's story will encourage others to apply later in the year."


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