The Branch continues to award two bursaries annually to promising female students who have excelled in the fields of education and community affairs.    These awards are:

Sybil A M Vise  – Award Winner 2019

Patrice Marie Huggins is a recent graduate of Bond University’s Master of Communication program. Trinidadian by descent, Patrice arrived to the Gold Coast in 2014 to complete a Bachelor of Communication at Griffith University. In 2017, she commenced her postgraduate studies at Bond University where she earned much academic success. During her degree, Patrice achieved First in Class awards in each of her subjects and was awarded the BUSA (Bond University Student Association) Excellence Award as the highest performing student within the Faculty of Society Design. In June 2018, Patrice received the Vice Chancellor’s Dux Award as the highest performing student within the entire University. Upon completing her final semester in February 2019, Patrice graduated from the Master of Communication with High Distinction and was the recipient of the Sybil AM Vise Award, sponsored by Australian Federation of Graduate Women – Gold Coast Branch. With a passion for communication theory and media effects, Patrice hopes to pursue further research with the aim of promoting positive change for media producers and consumers. Patrice also currently enjoys her work as an Academic Teacher and Research Assistant at Bond University, and looks forward to expanding her capacity in these domains within the coming years. 

The Isobel Taylor Award – awarded through Griffith University Gold Coast Campus. 

The 2019 recipient is Sarah Burr, who is a photography student at Griffith University

The 2018 recipient is Chanel GOMES.

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