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

This scholarship is sponsored by Coffs Coast International Women’s Day and will support a current student to continue to achieve outstandingly in her undergraduate 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 8 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 2021. Further detail below under Selection Criteria.

Number available


Course of study

Any course of undergraduate study at Southern Cross University in 2021 for a continuing student who has completed one full-time session of study at Coffs campus.


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

Selection criteria

Applicants for this Scholarship:

  • Must be a current female student,
  • Must be studying full-time at Southern Cross University in 2021 at the Coffs Harbour Campus.
  • The student must have completed at least one full-time session in an on-campus undergraduate degree at Southern Cross University.
  • They must have excellent GPA
  • The applicant must reside with the Coffs Coast which includes Coffs Harbour LGA and Bellingen LGA.
  • Applicants can supply a personal introductory statement (up to 200 words) which includes why they are 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.

Supporting documentation can be emailed to scholarships@scu.edu.au or mailed to:

Student Administration Services
PO Box 157
Lismore, NSW, 2480

Alternatively, applications can be hand-delivered to Student Services at the Coffs Harbour campus of Southern Cross University.

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