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International Women's Day Scholarships

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International Women's Day Scholarships

Applications Open
in January

Contact Officer
Sarah Davis
Phone: 02 6499 2192
Email Sarah

Funds available = $2,500

Bega Valley Shire Council is offering five (5) scholarships for young women of $500 each that will be announced for International Women’s Day (IWD).

The scholarship aims to encourage young women in the Bega Valley to achieve their goals and to support their valuable contribution to our communities.

Applications can relate to different areas that meet the scholarship aim. For example, arts and culture, environment, business, community, health, sport.

Applications can be for individual initiatives as well as those that benefit others in the Bega Valley and surrounds.

About International Women's Day

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The theme for International Women’s day in 2017 is Be Bold For Change, calling people to action  to help forge a better more inclusive, gender equal world. Find out more about  Internatinal Womens Day

International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the gains women have made over the years and to bring our attention to the issues that still face women all over the world.  Most of all, it's a day to recognise that we, as women, have made and continue to make a difference.

Grant Guidelines

Overall grant program objectives

IWD scholarship is offered to encourage young women to reach for their goals, whatever they may be and to recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution that young women make in our community.

Grant specific criteria/information

To be eligible youn women must:

  • be living in the Bega Valley Shire
  • be aged between 12 to 25 years
  • actively contribute to the vibrancy of local community.

People of diversity are encouraged to apply – including Aboriginal people, those of diverse gender and sexuality, people of all abilities and people who are experiencing financial hardship.

Grant program timelines

  • The program is available all year around, subject to available funds.
Grant steps Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Applications open                        
Applications close                        
Assessment Committee Review                        
Report to Council                        
Advise applicants and complete agreements                        
Activity undertaken                        
Activity reports / acquittals                        


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