International Women’s Day Illawarra scholarships

December 13, 2023 9:18 am in by

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) Illawarra offer seven individual scholarships of $2,500  to encourage women in the community who might not otherwise have the opportunity, to expand their knowledge, skill and experience in a field of their interest or in which they have shown great potential.  

Presented for the first time in 2024, the Rising Star scholarship recognises the outstanding achievements of young women, aged between 15 and 21, who have shown a strong aptitude and deep-seated passion for their field. 

Scholarship categories include:  

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  • Cate Stevenson IWD Scholarship for Women (Education, Business & Community Service)
  • Kerryn McCann IWD Scholarship for Women (Sports)
  • Aunty Mary IWD Scholarship for Indigenous Women
  • Creative Spirit IWD Scholarship for Women (Art, Design, Music, Theatre, Photography, other)
  • The Beryl Lewis Scholarship for Older Women
  • The Dr Margaret Gardiner Scholarship for Medical Research
  • The Gracie Wallis Scholarship for Women with a disability
  • Rising Star IWD Scholarship for Young Women