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Yvonne Burgu Education Award


Right:  Taylah Thompson – 2019 winner of the Yvonne Burgu Education Award with 2018 winner Brianna Ozies.

The Yvonne Burgu Education Award helps an Aboriginal woman completing her first university degree or TAFE college diploma.

The $1,000 Award honours the memory of the late Yvonne Burgu, senior Ngarinyin law woman from the Gibb River Community in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Yvonne initiated the establishment of the Wanalirri Catholic Primary School at Gibb River Community, was an accomplished artist, respected community leader, role model and friend.

The Zonta Club of Perth commemorates her life of community service by offering this award to an Aboriginal woman entering her second year of study towards a recognised degree or diploma at a Western Australian tertiary institution.

If you are, or know an Aboriginal woman who could benefit from this Award, please pass on to your networks.


An Aboriginal woman of any age residing in Western Australia in 2020 who:

The requirements for this award are currently being reviewed. The due date for 2021 applications will be advised when confirmed.

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