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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.

Port Stephens Council is offering three (3) scholarships for women aged 16 years and older of $1,000 each. The scholarships are to assist a woman to achieve an important goal and contribute to their community- across arts, culture, environment, business, community, health and/or sport during 2019.

Applications open Friday 8 February and close on Monday 25 February 2019. The scholarships recipients will be announced on Wednesday 6 March 2019 at the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay's International Women's Day lunch.

Scholarship conditions

To be eligible women must:

  • Be residing in the Port Stephens Local Government Area (LGA);
  • Be aged 16 years or older; and
  • Actively pursue a goal or contribute to the community in 2019.

Please read the full conditions in the Port Stephens International Women's Day Scholarships 2019 Conditions (PDF 460KB).

Applications are open

About International Women's Day

International Women's Day is held on 8 March to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

  • Jackie Dujmovic was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Port Stephens Council.
  • Allissa Hassett was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Port Stephens Council.
  • Skye Swan was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Port Stephens Council.