Scholarship program

Apply now for a scholarship place in our new councillor program

Scholarship details

Applications are now open for our scholarship program. The successful applicant will secure a place in our new councillor program.

Before you apply, please take a moment to read the details below to make sure you fit the eligibility criteria.  

What is the aim of the scholarship?

Our scholarship program aims to support women who are newly elected to local government and who live in a regional or rural area. We are seeking to overcome the barriers that women in these areas may face in accessing high-quality professional development opportunities. 

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Identify as female
  2. Be elected in a rural or regional local government area
  3. Be elected for the first time in December 2021
  4. Be motivated to improve their knowledge and understanding of the local government system

Applicants should also demonstrate how this scholarship would address their specific leadership challenges or personal circumstances. For example, leading their community through disaster recovery, balancing the competing priorities of family, work and community committments or not having access to the financial resources to complete professional development training.

What does the scholarship cover?

The scholarship will qualify the successful applicant to a fee-free place in the new councillor program starting on 1 July 2022.

When do applications close?

Applications open on 1 June 2022 and close on 24 June 2022. An application form must be submitted by the closing date.

How is the scholarship recipient selected?

The applications will be assessed by the program facilitators against the scholarship criteria. The decision of the facilitators will be final.

The successful applicant will be advised by email. It is expected that the successful applicant will participate for the duration of the program (July to December 2022).

Where can I get more information?

For more information about the scholarship contact Emma on:

T   0421 180 881
P   PO Box 53 Woolgoolga NSW 2456

Application process

To apply, you need to complete the online form.

We will be in touch after the closing date to let you know whether you are successful! 

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