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International Women’s Day scholarships now open

17 January 2024

Port Stephens Council's International Women's Day scholarship program is now open, with four $1,000 scholarships up for grabs to help local women achieve their goals.

For the last 6 years, the scholarship program has supported local women in the valuable contributions they make to the Port Stephens community across a range of fields, including arts, culture, environment, business, community, health and sport.

Deputy Mayor Leah Anderson says Council proudly supports International Women’s Day and invites women 16 and over to apply for a 2024 scholarship and make their dreams a reality.

“The theme for the 2024 International Women’s Day is, ‘Count her in: Invest in Woman’, putting a spotlight on greater economic inclusion for women and girls everywhere to reach their full potential,” Cr Anderson said.

“We’re very lucky to live in a place and time where women and girls are given equal opportunity to learn, earn, and lead.

"It's fantastic that Council continues to acknowledge some of the amazing women in our community, helping them to achieve their goals through this scholarship program.

“In addition to the 3 scholarships that Council offer, the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay are also contributing a $1,000 scholarship to support International Women’s Day in 2024.

“The scholarships are a great way for women in Port Stephens to invest further in their knowledge, skills or experience in a field of their interest – to achieve a personal goal, or one that contributes to the wider community.

“If you've got a great idea but need a little financial boost to get it off the ground, I encourage you to apply for one of these scholarships and take the first step towards success,” she added.

Nominations close Monday 12 February 2024, with the awardees to be announced at the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay International Women's Day dinner at 5pm on Sunday 3 March at Soldiers Point Bowling Club.

For more information and to apply, visit pscouncil.info/iwd-scholarship

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