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HELPING HAND: QCWA’s Judy Bilbrough (centre) hands over tertiary student bursaries to local parents Tricia Kelly and Vance Sinden.
HELPING HAND: QCWA’s Judy Bilbrough (centre) hands over tertiary student bursaries to local parents Tricia Kelly and Vance Sinden. Toni Somes

SHE is the first one to acknowledge $1000 "doesn't go too far" when it comes to paying for a university education, but Judy Bilbrough also knows every little bit helps.

The QCWA Border Division member presented two Warwick families with bursaries worth $1000 each this week.

"We hope this goes some small way to helping with the costs parents face as their children start their tertiary studies," Mrs Bilbrough said.

"This is the first year we have offered two bursaries worth $1000 each."

For Loch Lomond parent Tricia Kelly the bursary will pay for textbooks as her daughter Millicent, 18, starts a Bachelor of Medicine through James Cook University in Townsville.

"We are very grateful to the QCWA. It will certainly help. We have had so many fees to pay," Mrs Kelly said.

Warwick's Vance Sinden was also appreciative of the bursary, which his family will put towards costs as their 18-year-old daughter Laura starts a teaching degree through the University of Southern Queensland.

"It's a great help and we were really surprised when Laura was successful in getting the bursary," Mr Sinden said.

"It's lovely to have the QCWA supporting young students from our area."

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