The objective is to award the inaugural scholarship in 2024, and to build over time an endowed fund enabling the awarding in perpetuity of a $5,000 annual scholarship.
The scholarship will contribute to increasing First Nations peoples’ participation, voice and influence in the legal sector. It is anticipated that future scholars will become lawyers, barristers, academics and judges who will be transformational for the law community and importantly the Queensland regional communities they represent.
The scholarships will not only provide much-needed financial assistance, but also mentoring, networking opportunities and encouragement to their deserving recipients, creating supportive and sustainable pathways into careers in law.
About Maureen and George Williams
The genesis for the CQUniCares Maureen and George Williams Law Scholarship began with the life and times of two young Aboriginal people George Williams (1917-1997) a Gunggari man and Maureen Stanley (1929- ) a Wakka Wakka woman who met on Alroy Station in western Queensland in 1949 where George was working as a station hand and Maureen as a domestic servant.
Your invitation to donate
Kevin’s philanthropic leadership is inspiring and will enable the first scholarships to be awarded. Kevin and the broader CQUniversity community are inviting you to donate to the CQUniCares Maureen and George Williams Law Scholarship Fund.
The endowment fund target is $150,000, to be able to use the interests to fund in perpetuity at least one annual scholarship.
Please consider donating today. 100% of your tax-deductible donation will directly support future scholars.
To donate to the CQUniCares Maureen and George Williams Law Scholarship Fund, select “Student Scholarships” and “CQUniCares Maureen and George Williams Law Scholarships” through the link below.
As a donor, we will keep you informed about the impact of your donation. You may choose to be recognised publicly for your support but can also elect to remain anonymous if preferred. You will have opportunities to connect with and hear about future scholars.
If you would like more information on how you can support the CQUniCares Maureen and George Williams Law Scholarship Fund, please contact Francois Gallais, Deputy Director, Philanthropy on (07) 4923 2822 or email@example.com.
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