The Southern Cross University Coffs Coast International Women’s Day Female Postgraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by Coffs Coast International Women’s Day and will support a postgraduate student in her studies. The scholarship will form part of the celebrations of International Women’s Day at Coffs Campus.

International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates and acknowledges the achievements of women globally on 8th March each year. The day is supported by the three major women’s groups in Coffs Harbour: Zonta Club of Coffs Harbour Inc., BPW (Business and Professional Women) Coffs Harbour, and Coffs Coast Business Women’s Network (BWN).

These organisations have collaboratively been holding a special breakfast on the morning of 8th March for many years, providing an opportunity for girls, men and women to come together to share in the successes of our local women and girls.

Application process

Submit your personal statement by 5 February 2022. Further detail below under Selection Criteria.

Number available


Course of study

Any course of postgraduate study at Southern Cross University in 2021 full-time session at Coffs Campus as at March 2022.


$2,500 for one year.
See Information for recipients for details about general conditions and payments.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants for this Scholarship must:

  1. be a current female student,
  2. be undertaking full-time postgraduate studies at Southern Cross University in 2022 at either the Coffs Harbour Campus or the National Marine Science Centre (or online study while resident on the Coffs Coast).
  3. have completed at least one full-time session in an on-campus undergraduate degree at Southern Cross University.
  4. have an excellent GPA
  5. reside on the Coffs Coast which includes Coffs Harbour LGA and Bellingen LGA.

Selection criteria

Selection will be based on

  1. Academic merit AND
  2. An assessment of a personal introductory statement by the applicant (up to 200 words) which includes why the applicant is applying for the scholarship and how the degree will be used to help others.
    Please note that this statement will be published as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations to be held in March each year.

The applicant must be willing and able to attend the International Women’s Day Coffs Coast Woman of the Year Awards to be held on International Women’s Day at Coffs Harbour.

Personal statements can be emailed to scholarships@scu.edu.au.

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