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International Women's Day Scholarship

In support of International Women's Day, the Port Stephens International Women's Day (IWD) Scholarship Program aims to encourage women in Port Stephens to achieve their goals and to support their valuable contribution to our communities.

In November 2018 Port Stephens Council called for nominations for it's inaugural International Women's Day Scholarship Program which involved offering three (3) $1,000 scholarships for women aged 16 years and older. The scholarships are designed to assist women achieve an important goal and contribute to their community – across arts, culture, environment, business, community, health and/or sport during 2018.

On 8 March 2018, International Women's Day, the successful scholarship recipients, Jackie Dujmovic, Allissa Hassett and Skye Swan, were announced at the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay's International Women's Day lunch. For more information please read the media release about these amazing women and International Women's Day in general.

Port Stephens Council officers are now in the process of preparing a council report to go before Councillors which will recommend that the scholarship program continues in 2019.

About International Women's Day

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.