The Gladstone Evening Branch of the Country Women's Association (CWA) is currently offering study scholarships to help support local Macleay women engage in tertiary education.
"We know the value of Community Services workers, and are keen to support local women to strengthen their employment opportunities by studying," President Amanda McDonnell said.
Off the back of their recent Rummage Sale, $600 of the money raised is being directed into scholarships which the ladies hope to offer annually across a range of employment sectors. Three scholarships will be presented to the successful applicants to support their current or intended study:
- Diploma Community Services, $250
- Certificate 4 Community Services, $200
- Certificate 3 Community Services, $150
"Understanding the challenges in our local community, and the shortage of qualified Community Services professionals, it was a unanimous decision by the Gladstone Evening Branch ladies to make this the sector the focus for their first round of study scholarships," Secretary Beth MacDonald said.
"By offering tiered scholarships for three levels of study, we're hoping to support women who are potentially starting their career as well as those who are seeking higher qualifications in their field."
To apply, simply address each of the following four criteria (each 500 words or less), and submit your response to: gladstoneNSWcwa@gmail.com
- What community challenge/s drive you to study in community services?
- What difference do you want your work in community services to make?
- What strengths do you bring to this work?
- How will winning this scholarship make a difference for you?
Applications close on Thursday, July 25.