Your Application

The Enid Dowling Foundation invites applications from eligible and interested people of good character who share the values that characterised Enid’s life and work.


The Enid Dowling Foundation Bursary mission is to support exceptional individual initiative, innovation and leadership to advance the social or economic development of Queenslanders and to promote public service and engagement in the political process.


The values capture the principles that Enid Dowling inspired, and

  • inform the selection criteria:
  • Achievements in one’s field of endeavour;
  • Courage and motivation to strive for goals;
  • A spirit of generosity and humanity;
  • Commitment to excellence;
  • A desire to contribute to public life; and
  • Belief in the philosophy of the Liberal National Party.


Recipients of an Enid Dowling Foundation Bursary have the unique opportunity to grow from their own tailored learning experience, so that they may achieve as individuals and for Queenslanders.

Bursary Tenure

The Bursary term is for up to four months travel for study or skill attainment either within Australia or internationally. The travel component of the Bursary must be undertaken within six months of being granted.
For the remainder of the Bursary term, the recipient is obliged to
undertake duties pertaining to the Donor of the Year, the Enid Dowling Foundation and the LNP.
The successful candidate must prepare a presentation (oral, written and
in electronic form) to the LNP State Convention on the experience of being a Bursary recipient.
The reports will be published by the Enid Dowling Foundation and will remain the property of the Enid Dowling Foundation.


Applications released 1 January of each year

Applications open 1 February of each year

Applications close 31 March each year; 5:00 pm

Application assessment and short listing of applicants April of each year

First round of interviews May of each year

Final interviews June of each year

Announcement of recipient LNP Annual Convention

The Bursary

The Enid Dowling Foundation Bursary attracts donors desirous of fostering young Queenslanders to strive for personal and professional development and to experience new opportunities to enable them to contribute as confident and capable citizens in the economy and society.
A donor has the choice of providing a general contribution to the Foundation or funding the Bursary for one year in return for naming rights. The inaugural year of the award of the Bursary will be announced in conjunction with the opening of applications.


The Bursary is awarded to a man or woman who is:

  • Between the age of 21 and 31 at the time of application;
  • A citizen of Australia and a resident of Queensland; and
  • A member of the Liberal National Party or Young Liberal National Party for no less than 12 months.
  • Term

    The term of the obligation is 12 months, commencing and ending at the annual LNP Convention. During that term, the recipient receives a bursary for up to four months. In the remaining months, the recipient is obliged to undertake special engagements for the Donor of the Year, the Enid Dowling Foundation and the LNP, including promotions, speaking engagements and mentoring.

    Value of the Award

    The value of the Bursary is up to A$25,000, provided in advance to the recipient, with the exception of A$1,500, which will be paid on presentation of the report. Out of pocket and additional expenses must be met by the successful candidate.

    Application form