Scholarship Summary

IMPORTANT: Most GW-NSW Awards and Scholarships were suspended for 2020 due to the pandemic. Some awards are now available to 2020 and 2021 students. Please check the revised details and closing dates

GW-NSW Awards & Scholarships

SFemale student Mediumcholarships 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 

Graduate Women – NSW Inc. offers this annual award to outstanding women students who completed the final year of their first degree (in 2019 OR 2020) and are proceeding to approved further study.

Value: $A2000.00.

Eligibility:

  • High achieving women students who completed the final year of their first degree in 2019 OR 2020 at any university in NSW or Canberra
  • Students enrolled in double degrees may only apply when the final year of the first part of this degree was completed in 2019 OR 2020
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have made a significant contribution to their community
  • Australian citizen or have permanent residency in Australia.

Closing date: 5 February 2021

Completed online application form should be submitted to GW-NSW Inc by 5 FEBRUARY 2021. 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. An electronic confirmation of the receipt of your application should show onscreen once you have submitted. If you do not see confirmation that your application has been sent/received please contact the office on gwnsw@netspace.net.au

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.

The Trustees hope to announce the results by early May.

Applications:

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.

GUIDELINES

DR BARBARA WRIGHT POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM


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. The award opens in late 2020 for 2021.

Closing date for applications: 15th JANUARY 2021.


JOAN RITCHIE AWARD 

This annual award, from a bequest by the late Joan Ritchie, is for a mature student in her second year of full time study, having completed the first full year of study at a satisfactory academic level, and who has financial need (and can provide evidence).

Value:  $A2500

Eligibility:

  • Female
  • Must be 25 years or over at the time of applying
  • Must have completed 1st year and be in the second year of a full time course for any degree at any university in NSW or Canberra, with a minimum of credit level in all first year subjects
  • Outline financial need:
    Disadvantage may include-
    Financial difficulty or low income
    English as a second language
    Migrant or refugee status
    Disability or medical condition
    Family/caring responsibilities
    Geographical isolation/significant distance from campus
    Career/ Study disruption
  • Must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency in Australia.

Closing date : 5 February 2021

  • Completed online application form should be submitted to GW-NSW Inc by 5 February 2021 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: gwnsw@netspace.net.au
  • The Trustees hope to announce the award of the Scholarship by end of May
  • Please visit the Joan Ritchie Award Page for further details and application form

GW-NSW EDUCATION TRUST AWARD 

The GW NSW Education Trust Award is for a woman student in her third year of full time study, with good academic levels. The GW-NSW Education Trust Award has been made possible by the generous donations and bequests of GW-NSW Members.

In 2021 two awards will be given:

Award 1: a woman in her third year in 2020 who has continued her education (preference in Education or Teaching degrees)
Award 2: a woman in her third year in 2021.

Value:  $A2000 each

Eligibility:

  • Female
  • 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.

 Closing date : 5 February 2021

  • Completed online application form should be submitted to GW-NSW Inc by 5 February 2021. No applications will be considered after this date
  • The Trustees hope to announce the award by end of May

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER SECOND YEAR UNIVERSITY STUDENT – GRADUATE WOMEN NSW CITY BRANCH AWARD – NEW

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: $2,000.00 per annum

Duration: A maximum of one (1) year

Eligibility:

  • 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
  • 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.

Please download the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Second Year University Student Award GUIDELINES and APPLICATION page.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 27, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.


JOAN BIELSKI SCHOLARSHIP  

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 get 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.

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Closing date for applications: 1 MARCH 2021

Download the GUIDELINES and APPLICATION FORM here. Please read the guidelines carefully and direct any further enquiries to the Fellowships Convener on gwnsw@netspace.net.au Please find a Biography of Joan Bielski AO here.


THE GRADUATE WOMEN-NEW SOUTH WALES CENTENARY AWARD – NEW

This 2021 award will commemorate 100 years of NSW’s involvement in Graduate Women International and Australian Graduate Women. It is a one-off award for Post-graduate Masters and Doctoral students who meet general eligibility criteria (see below) plus a requirement to make a statement (Max 500 words) to demonstrate ways in which your study and career plans support the purposes of Graduate Women- NSW as outlined in our constitution:

  • Promote equitable educational opportunities and lifelong learning
  • Improve the status and wellbeing of women and girls
  • Encourage women and girls to be active leaders and decision-makers in all spheres of public and private life
  • Inspire and support women graduates to put their education and professional training to the service of the local, national and international community
  • Work in harmony with other women’s groups who share our aims, particularly Australian Graduate Women Inc and Graduate Women International
  • Promote the Vision of GW-NSW amongst all people, irrespective of their gender, age, race, nationality, religion, political opinion, sexual orientation or other status

Value: $A10,000

General Eligibility criteria:
You may be eligible to apply if you are:

  • Female
  • Enrolled student at a NSW or Canberra university
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident

Closing Date: 1 March 2021

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.

The Trustees hope to announce the results by early May. The award will be presented at the Centenary luncheon in mid-May.


THE TEMPE MANN TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP 

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, for the TEMPE MANN TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP. This annual scholarship is awarded to a woman to undertake a short period of advanced research or course work in any field, at a university or equivalent organisation.

Value: The Scholarship will be up to $A12000 and 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 2021-22 for a period to be agreed by the Trustees.

Eligibility:

  • 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.

Conditions:

  • 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.

Closing date: April 2, 2021

  • Completed online application form should be submitted to GW-NSW Inc by April 2, 2021. No applications will be considered after this date
  • The Trustees expect to announce the award of the Scholarship by June.

To apply:

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

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AFGW Education Trust 2012 Prize (2)

Val Shevels and Ruth Wells