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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 offers 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 for 2019 have now closed and the successful recipients were announced on Wednesday 6 March 2019 at the Rotary Club of Salamander Bay's International Women's Day lunch. Read more about the 2019 International Women's Day Scholarship recipients.

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 closed

Pictured: Emily Healy, Maya Stewart and Saffron Quantrell

Emily Healy, Maya Stewart and Saffron Quantrell at the 2019 IWD Ceremony.

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.