GW-NSW Awards & Scholarships
Scholarships and prizes are awarded annually and administered by Trustees of GW-NSW Inc Education Trust. Please note that the value of scholarships may vary from year to year at the discretion of the Trustees.
Branches award prizes at their own discretion.
JAMIESON AWARD – Women completing their first degree
Graduate Women – NSW Inc. offers this annual award to outstanding women students who completed the final year of their first degree (in 2021) and are proceeding to approved further study.
- High achieving women students who have completed the final year of their first undergraduate degree in 2021 at any university in NSW or Canberra
- Students enrolled in double degrees may only apply when the final year of the degree was completed in 2021
- Preference will be given to applicants who have made a significant contribution to their community
- Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia.
CLOSED FOR 2022
Completed online application form should be submitted to GW-NSW Inc by midnight of the closing date. No applications will be considered after this date. No other form of application will be accepted.
You are responsible for ensuring your application is complete. A brief electronic confirmation should show onscreen once you have submitted. If you do not see confirmation that your application has been sent please contact the office on firstname.lastname@example.org
Referees will only be contacted for short listed candidates. Please ensure your referee has read your application and you have provided their accurate contact details.
TO APPLY: Please complete the form at: Jamieson Award application
Further information: Hilda Jamieson’s Biography
DR BARBARA WRIGHT POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP – CENTRAL WEST
The Dr Barbara Wright Postgraduate Scholarship is offered by the Central West Branch in alternate years. This scholarship is available to women living in the Central West of NSW who will be undertaking a postgraduate degree/research. Please check the Guidelines and application form below for the next available round.
CLOSED FOR 2022
HSC SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS IN THE COWRA-CANOWINDRA AREA – CENTRAL WEST
The annual Cowra-Canowindra Higher School Certificate Scholarship ($2,000) is awarded to a female student who both lives in and has attended school in the Cowra-Canowindra area. The aim of this scholarship is to assist a highly-motivated female student from this region who has been accepted for university.
CLOSED FOR 2022
GW-NSW EDUCATION TRUST AWARD – 3rd year women students
The GW NSW Education Trust Awards are for women students in their third year of full time study, of their first degree, with good academic results in the course so far. The GW-NSW Education Trust Awards have been made possible by the generous donations and bequests of GW-NSW Members. Either one or two awards will be made in 2022.
Value: Up to $4000
- Must be in the third year of a full time course (having completed two years) for any degree at any university in NSW or Canberra, (possibly planning to proceed to honours) and with a good academic record in the course so far (minimum Credit average)
- Be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency in Australia.
CLOSED FOR 2022
Completed online application form should be submitted to GW-NSW Inc by midnight of the closing date. No applications will be considered after this date
Please visit the Education Trust Award Page for further details and application form
JOAN RITCHIE AWARD – 2nd year women students
This annual award is for a mature age student in her second year of full time study of a first degree, having completed the first full year of study at a satisfactory academic level, and who has financial need (and can provide evidence). The award is provided from a bequest by the late Ms Joan Ritchie.
- Must be 25 years or over at the time of applying
- Must have completed 1st year, with a satisfactory academic record, and be in the second year of a full time course for any degree at any university in NSW or Canberra
- Outline financial need:
Disadvantage may include-
Financial difficulty or low income
English as a second language
Migrant or refugee status
Disability or medical condition
Geographical isolation/significant distance from campus
Career/ Study disruption
- Must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency in Australia.
CLOSED FOR 2022
- Completed online application form should be submitted to GW-NSW Inc by midnight of the closing date. No applications will be considered after this date. If you do not see confirmation that your application has been sent/received please contact the office: email@example.com
- The Trustees hope to announce the award of the Scholarship by end of JUNE
- Please visit the Joan Ritchie Award Page for further details and application form
ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER SECOND YEAR UNIVERSITY STUDENT – GRADUATE WOMEN NSW CITY BRANCH AWARD
This award enables a mature Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman to attend university in her second year of study, having completed the first year of study at a satisfactory academic level.
Value: Up to $4000
Duration: A maximum of one (1) year
- Special consideration will be given to a woman who is 25 years of age or over at the time of application
- Enrolled in second year in a university in NSW or ACT, having completed first year with a minimum Credit level in all first year subjects
- Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander woman
- Full time student
- Resident in NSW or ACT.
Level of Study: Undergraduate only
Financial hardship is an essential prerequisite. Other disadvantages which have impeded attending university will be considered.
To read the GUIDELINES and download the APPLICATION FORM visit the SCHOLARSHIPS LIST page.
Revised Closing date: 30 MAY
CITY BRANCH TAFE TO UNIVERSITY AWARD
City Branch will present awards to women who have successfully completed the TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) or TAFE HSC studies in order to undertake higher education in 2022.
Value: Up to $3000
Students must have:
- completed the Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TAFE) or the HSC studies to a high standard
- overcome personal hardship or disadvantage in completing their study
- successfully completed the first semester of University study.
CLOSED FOR 2022
Visit the GUIDELINES and APPLICATION FORM
JOAN BIELSKI SCHOLARSHIP – 1st year mature age women students – NOT AVAILABLE IN 2022
The GW-NSW Education Trust invites applications for this scholarship every three years from woman aged over 35 at the time of application, who have been accepted to university (first year) in NSW or the ACT and can demonstrate hardship. Candidates must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
Long time GW-NSW member, Joan Bielski AO, was a leading Australian feminist who left school at fourteen and only after service in the WAAF was she able to attend university as a returned service woman. Her wish was to enable other women who could not attend university after school, to receive this ‘second chance’ to attend university and she left a generous bequest to achieve this. Donations from her family and friends and members of GW-NSW completed the funding.
Value: $5,000 twice per annum for up to three years subject to satisfactory academic achievement.
- A woman aged 35 years or over at the time of applying
- Undergraduate student in her first year of full time study at a university in NSW or ACT
- Has experienced hardship
- Australian citizens or permanent residents.
Please find a Biography of Joan Bielski AO HERE.
THE TEMPE MANN TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP – Research masters or research doctoral degree women students EXTENDED TO 30 AUGUST
The Trustees of the Education Trust of Graduate Women — NSW Inc. invite applications from women enrolled as research masters or research doctoral degree second or third year students at The University of Sydney, or those who have a first degree or masters from the University of Sydney and are enrolled for a research doctorate at another university within NSW or Canberra. This annual Tempe Mann travelling scholarship is awarded to a woman to undertake a short period of advanced research or course work in any field, at an interstate or overseas university or equivalent organisation.
**PLEASE NOTE: Preference has previously been given to candidates planning to travel to an overseas institution, but due to COVID travel restrictions, anyone wanting to travel to an institution within Australia where she can undertake research that will enhance the quality of her thesis, is also encouraged to apply.
Value: up to $12,000. Applicants must justify each item of the amount requested in a detailed budget. The funds requested can be used only for the items identified in the budget and related to the proposed study program.
Tenure: The scholarship will be taken up in 2022-23 for a period to be agreed by the Trustees.
- Be enrolled as a research masters or research doctoral degree student at The University of Sydney, or have a first degree or masters from the University of Sydney and be enrolled for a doctorate at another university within NSW or in Canberra
- Have proof of acceptance by the university (or equivalent organisation) at which she proposes to conduct the research (not where you are currently enrolled)
- Establish the necessity for overseas/interstate study/research
- Be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency in Australia
- Short listed candidates will be required to attend an interview in Sydney.
- A written or verbal report must be presented at the conclusion of the study period
- Acknowledgement of the Tempe Mann Travelling Scholarship will be made in any related publications.
Revised closing date: 30 AUGUST – Due to some students experiencing problems with the online form, we will also accept a PDF application addressing all the criteria, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check via email that your application has been received after applying by either of these two methods.
- Completed online application form should be submitted to GW-NSW Inc by midnight of the closing date. No applications will be considered after this date
- The Trustees expect to announce the award of the Scholarship in September.
Visit the guidelines and application form at: Tempe Mann Scholarship Guidelines and link to Application form
NATIONAL POST GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN
Please visit the National AGW website for details on several fellowships available to women students www.australiangradwomen.org.au
GW-NSW past scholarship and prize presentations:
USYD Tish Proctor Awards UWS Prize giving Tempe Mann Winner