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International Women's Day Scholarships

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International Women's Day Scholarships

Applications Open
in November 2019

Contact Officer
Ange McKechnie
Phone: 02 6499 2222
Email Ange

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 2019 is Balance For Better (#BalanceForBetter), calling people to action to help forge a better more inclusive, gender equal world. Find out more about  International Womens Day


International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Bega Valley Shire Council received grant funding for IWD for several years until the NSW Government closed this funding steam in 2011.

Grant Guidelines

Community Grants Program: Information and 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 young women must

  • be living in the Bega Valley Shire;
  • be aged between 18 to 25 years;
  • demonstrates ambition/motivation to achieve their goal;
  • actively contribute to the local community and/or advocate on behalf of a community /health/social justice/educational or other issue at a local, regional, state or national level.

Grant program timelines

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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