The Leneen Forde Zonta Bursary is for female students enrolled in an undergraduate degree at Griffith University Logan campus and are experiencing financial hardship. The Zonta Club of Brisbane has offered an annual bursary at Griffith University Logan campus since 2013.

The bursary is valued at $2,000 and paid as a one-off payment.

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Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • be enrolled in a Griffith University undergraduate degree program at Logan campus
  • be enrolled full time
  • be female
  • have successfully completed the first three trimesters (minimum 120CP) of your degree program with good academic standing
  • be prepared to attend an interview.

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:

Study details

  • Program: Demonstrated Academic Merit - be in good academic standing.


  • Referee reports:
    • Community: A referee report to support your statement relating to your community involvement/contributions.

Personal background

  • Income and expenditure/ Circumstances: Demonstrated significant financial hardship.


  • Personal statements:
    • Career goals and aims: What are your aims and ambitions?
    • Community involvement: Demonstration of community mindedness and values related to Zonta.
    • Scholarship benefit: What significant difference will the bursary make to your completing your studies?

Your application will not be considered for this bursary if you have not completed all these sections of the online application, including providing a referee report.

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The bursary is valued at $2,000, paid as a one-off payment directly to the recipient by the Zonta Club of Brisbane.

Payment is made subject to maintaining ongoing eligibility requirements.

Sponsor details

The Zonta Club of Brisbane, founded in 1971, was the inaugural Zonta Club in Queensland. It is affiliated with Zonta International, the leading global organization of executives and professionals working together to empower and advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

The Zonta Club of Brisbane has offered an annual bursary at Griffith University Logan campus since 2013. From this year, the bursary recognises the esteem in which Leneen Forde AC is held within Zonta Club of Brisbane as well as her legacy to Zonta and her contribution to Griffith University Logan Campus through the creation “The Leneen Forde Zonta Bursary”

Zonta Club of Brisbane website.

Recipients must:

  • Be prepared to attend an interview.
  • Be prepared to attend the Zonta Club of Brisbane dinner meeting at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 4 September 2019 (or as otherwise arranged), at the United Services Club, Brisbane (at no cost to recipient). At the meeting, the recipient will receive their certificates, as well the opportunity to provide a few minutes introduction about themselves, their ambitions and their proposed use for bursary monies. The recipient will be notified further details closer to the event date.
  • The recipient will need to consent to their images being used in future Zonta Club of Brisbane promotional material and to their contact details, personal email and phone number, being kept on file by The Zonta Club of Brisbane.

Applications, including referee reports, must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

Applications submitted by the closing date, meeting the eligibility criteria, may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.