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New South Wales 

Location: Central Coast, NSW
Purpose:  Scholarship for TAFE Secondary Students
Eligibility:   Open to all TAFE students located in the district of the Central Coast of NSW
More Information:  Students will be invited to submit a 1 page essay to be assessed by SI Brisbane Water & TAFE. For more information and selection criteria contact SI Brisbane Water

Location:  Randwick, NSW 
Purpose: To assist a rural midwife to upgrade knowledge and skills.
Eligibility:   Must be a nurse or midwife
More Information: contact SI Randwick & Eastern Suburbs.

LocationGriffith, NSW 
Purpose: Tertiary ScholarshipTo provide start up costs to a girl commencing TAFE or University.
Eligibility:  Female attending TAFE or University
More information contact SI Griffith.


Location: Queensland
Purpose: This is an annual bursury, and is open to an Indigenous female student in education or health-related fields including nursing.
Eligibility:  Open to Indigenous women residing in Queensland, currently studying education or health- related fields including nursing.
Amount:  $1000.00.
More Information: This bursary is given in partnership with NCSQ.  For more information on the eligibility and criteria, open and closing dates visit the website 

Location:  Logan District, Queensland
Purpose:   Stella Rickhoff Award for Emerging Leaders, This award is to recogonise women in the Beenleigh District who have contributed to their community through volunteering to advance women and girls.
Eligibility:  Must be a female and working or contributing to advance the status of women in their work or volunteering role.
Amount: Award Certificate and $500.00 towards the Charity of their choice.
More Information:  Visit the website or for further infomation or contact SI Beenleigh. 

Location Redlands, QLD
Purpose:  to provide a scholarship to a girl/women attending university.
More Infomation:  For more information contact SI Bayside.

Location: Gold Coast, QLD 
Purpose: Beth Taylor Education Scholarship.  To provide a scholarship to a mature aged women to assist with the cost of tertiary study.
More Information:  For more information contact SI Gold Coast.

Western Australia 

Location: Albany, WA
Purpose:  South Regional TAFE - Female Student of the Year Scholarship.  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 endeavor
Eligibility:  Must be a student studying at TAFE 
Amount: $1000
More Information:  Presented annually in April contact SI Albany 

Location: Western Australia
Purpose: Stella Giles Award for AchievementThis scholarship is a prize presented to a woman, to enable her to undertake a project that aligns with the goals and objectives of our organisation.
Eligibility:  Must be a women.  Applcations must be made through a Western Australian Soroptimist Club.
More Information.  To view the criteria and apply, please visit the website  - this award is presented every two years, 

Location:  South Perth, WA
Purpose: Education Scholarships, SI South Perth in partnership with the Smith Family provides 2 scholarships to support one primary school and one secondary school female student in Western Australia.
Eligibility:  The student must be in primary school and secondary school in Western Australia. 
More Information: For more information contact SI South Perth 

Location:  Perth WA
Purpose: Education scholarship for 2 female students in Bali through the Peduli Bali Foundation.
Eligibility:   Studens must resiide and go to school in Bali. 
More Information: Contact SI South Perth.

Location: Joondalup, WA 
Purpose: Educational Scholarships East Timor, Scholarships include a living allowance, transport and books.
More Information: Contact SI Joondalup.

Location: Fremantle, WA 
Purpose:  Scholarship which are awarded to women who are currently enrolled in tertiary education.  
Eligibility: Must be a female and enrolled in tertiary education. 
Amount:  $1000.00
More Information: Application form and further information, available SI Fremantle

Location: Fremantle, WA
Purpose: - Girl Guides Assistance Scholarship. Assist Girl Guides whose families are experiencing financial hardship.
Eligibility:  Female and a member of Girl Guides.
Amount: Club will consider paying fees, uniform and camp costs as required.
More information:  Contact SI Fremantle.

Location: Fremantle, WA 
Purpose:   Scholarship Awards to Local High Schools and University.  Student awards which recognise the dedication of students to their studies, shown through sustained effort, attitude or motivation.
Eligibility:   Must be a student a high school or university in the area.
More information: contact SI Fremantle


Location: Victoria
Purpose:  Polytech Scholarship , tools for trade scholarships
Eligibility:   Successful completion of Pre-apprenticeship by a female at Heidelberg PolyTech Institution. For the purchase of tools to support her apprenticeship. Presentation process to be organised.
Amount:  $500.00
More Information:  Contact SI Deakin

Location: Cobram, VIC 
Purpose:  Secondary School Scholarship
Eligibility:   Female and attending secondary school
More Information: Contact SI Cobram.

Location:  Victoria
Purpose: The Dame Margaret Blackwood Soroptimist Scholarship 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 SISEAP.
Eligibility: Female and be a post-graduate student of Genetics in plants, animals or viruses.
Amount: Up to $9,000.00
More Information:  Applications are invited by notices on University and Faculty notice boards, visit the website 

South Australia 

Location: Naracoorte, SA 
Purpose: Denise Grieve Scholarship, This scholarship is awarded to enable a Naracoorte High School girl, who must move away from her home, to take up tertiary education.
Eligibility:  Female, attending tertiary education 
Amount:  $1,000.00
More Information:  and a written application is required and interviews form part of the selection process. Contact SI Naracoorte

Location: Naracoorte, SA
Purpose: Dorothy Sachs Award , two awards are made at Naracoorte High School's End of Year Presentations for girls completing year 11 and 12 Mathematics.
Eligibility:  Female,  attending Naracoorte High School, studying Mathematics.
Amount: $100 for year 12 and $50 for year 11
More Information: Contact

Location: Southern Districts of Adelaide, SA
Purpose: Women in Science, Scholarship is awarded annually to a High Achieving Woman in Science at Flinders University, Adelaide. 
Eligibility: Female attending Flinders University and studying science.
Amount: $1,000.00
More Information: Contact or visit the website

Location: Adelaide, SA
Purpose: University of Adelaide Gender Studies Award
More Information: Contact SI Eastern Districts of Adelaide.

Location: Port Pirie, SA
Purpose: Secondary Schools Scholarship, At the end of each year Soroptimist International of Port Pirie awards a scholarship 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. 
Eligibility: Female attending secondary schools in Port Pirie
Amount:  $200.00 by 3 scholarships
More Information: Contact SI Port Pirie 


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