educate empower enable

Soroptimists Educate, Enable and Empower women by providing the opportunities for women to fulfil their dreams.
Education prepares women and girls to plan for their future, and allows for their economic growth and opens doors to their dreams. Educate a women and you educate a whole family.

Every year Soroptimists from the South West Pacific provide bursaries and scholarships for women to continue their education. Below you will find links to the many scholarships provided each year, click on the link for further information for each of the scholarships.

Australia

New South Wales/ACT

Canberra, ACT - SI ACT & Monaro Grant - A Better World for Women

Grant applications are sought for funding the development and implementation of an Australian based project or activty that meets one or both of SI Goals

For more information and an application form contact SI ACT & Monaro. Closing date for applications 13th May 2018 5pm EST.

 

Central Coast, NSW - SI Brisbane Water Scholarship for TAFE Secondary Students

Students must be attending TAFE in the district. Students will be invited to submit a 1 page essay to be assessed by SI & TAFE. For more information and selection criteria contact SI Brisbane Water

 

Randwick, NSW - SI Randwick & Eastern Suburbs Rural Midwife Scholarship

To assist a rural midwife to upgrade knowledge and skills. For more information contact SI Randwick & Eastern Suburbs.

 

Griffith, NSW - Tertiary Scholarship

To provide start up costs to a girl commencing TAFE or University. For more information contact SI Griffith.

Queensland

Beenleigh, QLD - Stella Rickhoff Award for Emerging Leaders

Award to women in the Beenleigh District who have contributed to their community through volunteering to advance women and girls.

Must be a female and working or contributing to advance the status of women in their work or volunteering role. Award Certificate and $500.00 towards the Charity of their choice.For more information contact SI Beenleigh. Closing date for applications is 30th October.

 

Redlands, QLD - University Scholarship

Provide scholarship to a girl/women attending university. For more information contact SI Bayside.

 

Gold Coast, QLD - Beth Taylor Education Scholarship

Provide a scholarship to a mature aged women to assist with the cost of tertiary study. For more information contact SI Gold Coast.

 

Western Australia

 
Albany, WA -  South Regional TAFE - Female Student of the Year Award

Recognition of an outstanding female student who has demonstrated herself to be a true all-rounder showing leadership in her community and outstanding results in her field of endeavour - annually in March

 
Albany, WA - Girl Guides Bursary

Soroptimist International Albany’s bursary of $500 to provide financial help to Girl Guides within the Greater Southern Region. The bursary would be available to Guides within the region and meet the specified criteria:

 
Perth, WA - SIWA - Stella Giles Award for Achievement

This scholarship is a prize presented to a WA women for her to undertake a project that aligns with the goals and objectives of our organisation. Applications must be made through and supported by a WA Club. To view the criteria please visit www.Soroptimists-wa.org.au - held every two years - next award 2019 

 

 South Perth, WA - Sports Scholarship

To enable children to attend sporting clubs, camps etc. For more information contact SI South Perth.

 
Riverside, WA - Primary School Transition Scholarship

For more information contact SI Riverside.

 

Joondalup, WA - Educational Scholarships East Timor

Scholarships include a living allowance, transport and books, For further more information contact SI Joondalup.

 

Fremantle, WA - Scholarships of $1000 - SI Fremantle Scholarship to women who are currently enrolled in tertiary education

Further information and application form available from, Maxine Kaempf

maxineka@iinet.net.au

Applications must be received before March 31st, 2018. Interviews may form part of the selection process if necessary.

 

Fremantle, WA - Girl Guides Assistance Scholarship

Assist Girl Guides whose families are experiencing financial hardship. Club will consider paying fees, uniform and camp costs as required. For more information contact SI Fremantle.

 

Fremantle, WA - Scholarship Awards to Local High Schools and University

Awards are to students to recognise the dedication of students to their studies, shown through sustained effort, attitude or motivation. For more information contact SI Fremantle.

 

Victoria

Cobram, VIC - Secondary School Scholarship

For more information contact SI Cobram.

THE DAME MARGARET BLACKWOOD SOROPTIMIST SCHOLARSHIP

The Dame Margaret Blackwood Soroptimist Scholarship is to assist a post-graduate student of Genetics in plants, animals or viruses. The scholarship was established to honour Dame Margaret Blackwood, after her death in June, 1986. An eminent scholar in the field of genetics and plant cytology, as well as an eminent Soroptimist, Dame Margaret Blackwood became the first female Deputy Chancellor of the University of Melbourne in 1980. It is through this university that the scholarship is offered and administered. The scholarship is awarded by the Council of the University at such intervals and for such periods as it may determine on the recommendation of a selection committee consisting of:
• the Dean of the Faculty of Science or nominee
• the Professor of Genetics or nominee
• a representative of SISWP.
Applications are invited by notices on University and Faculty notice boards and Soroptimist magazines. The first scholarship was awarded in 1991.

South Australia

Adelaide, SA - University of Adelaide Gender Studies Award

For more information contact SI Eastern Districts of Adelaide.

 

Port Pirie, SA - Secondary Schools Scholarship 

At the end of each year Soroptimist International of Port Pirie awards a scholarship of $200 to a senior female student in each of the three secondary schools in Port Pirie. They are given to a student demonstrating leadership skills and academic excellence. For more information contact SI Port Pirie.

 

New Zealand

Christchurch, NZ - Soroptimist Music Scholarship

Provided to a primary aged school child. For more information contact SI Christchurch.

 

SI NZ North and South Islands - Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship

This Scholarship provides financial support to women over the age of 25 who are studying to either: obtain a qualification to enter (or re-enter) the workforce; or to gain a further qualification to advance a careers in business, the professions, the arts; or to change occupation.

Applicants must be enrolled in an NZQA-approved study programme, and all study must be undertaken in New Zealand. This scholarship is restricted to New Zealand citizens;

Applications open on 1 June, and close on 31 August each. For more information or to download an application form: www.blsst.co.nz

 

Gore, NZ - SI Gore President's Scholarship

This scholarship is a cash one and can be used for books and/or tuition fees and/or travel. It is only available to young women from the local community leaving the area for further study. For more information contact SI Gore.

 

Malyasia

Penang, Malaysia - SI Penang Education fund

For more information contact SI Penang.

 

Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia - Goodwill Leadership Scholarship Program

Providing scholarships for under privileged university students. For more information contact SI Jakarta.

 

Thailand

Dusit, Thailand - Nursing Degree Assistance

Assistance for women to continue their nursing degree. For more information contact SI Dusit.

 

Dusit, Thailand - Medical Studies at Khon Kaen University

Assistance for women to continue with their medical studies at Khon Kaen University. For more information contact SI Dusit.

 

Dusit, Thailand - Janie Scholarship Fund

Assistance for women completing a law degree at Khon Kaen University. For more information contact SI Dusit.

 

Dusit, Thailand - Scholarship for Hill-Tribe Girls

To assist with their ongoing education. For more information contact SI Dusit.

 

Fiji

Lautoka, Fiji - Assistance With Completion of Tertiary Education

For more information contact SI Lautoka.

 

Lautoka, Fiji - Arya Samaj Primary School

Annual prize giving funciton. For more information contact SI Lautoka.

 

Ba, Fiji - Education Assistance

Education assistance for text book fees. For more information contact SI Ba.