IWC Water Leadership Program scholarships

The International WaterCentre is offering two scholarships for the Water Leadership Program:

  • one full scholarship
  • one half scholarship.

The scholarships will be awarded to high-caliber candidates who clearly demonstrates potential as a future water leader.

Applications close 30 September 2019

IWC Water Leadership Program Scholarship

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Full-tuition scholarship

We are offering one full-tuition scholarship to an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident, to study the Water Leadership Program.

Value for this scholarship is AU$12,500.

Recipients will not have to pay the course fees ($10,500 not including GST). In addition, they will be provided with a $2,000 allowance at the start of the program to cover any expenses associated with participating in the program (e.g. travel and accommodation).

Partial-tuition scholarship

We are offering one partial-tuition scholarship to an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident, to study the Water Leadership Program.

Value for this scholarship is AU$6,250.

Recipients will have to pay half of the course fees ($5250 not including GST). In addition, they will be provided with a $1,000 allowance at the start of the program to cover any expenses associated with participating in the program (e.g. travel and accommodation).

Please note: the final number and value of scholarships awarded will remain at the discretion of IWC and will depend on the quality of applications received.

All Scholarships for the 2019/20 IWC Water Leadership Program are subject to the following general eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must have at least 3 years of work experience in the water industry/sector.
  • Be able to communicate clearly in English.
  • Applicant’s work supervisors must understand the nature of the program and support their application.

All Scholarships for the 2019/20 IWC Water Leadership Program are subject to the following general terms and conditions:

  • Full participation in all elements of the program is expected. This includes the ability to travel to Brisbane to physically attend the two face-to-face training sessions in February and July 2020.
  • If an applicant is offered a scholarship but fails to formally accept the scholarship (i.e. in writing by email) within 3 days, the scholarship may be offered to another applicant.
  • Scholarship recipients will be guaranteed a place in the program in 2019/20.
  • Scholarships are not transferable to future years or to other people.
  • If a scholarship recipient has to withdraw from the program, another person (e.g. from the same organisation) may take their place at any time for no extra cost.
  • If a scholarship recipient fails to complete all elements of the program, the IWC may choose to require the recipient to refund the $2,000 AUD (full scholarship) or $1,000 AUD (half scholarship) allowance for expenses.
  • Scholarship recipients may not hold another form of scholarship to allow them to participate in the IWC Water Leadership Program unless approved by the IWC.
  • Each scholarship recipient will need to consult with the organisation funding their scholarship to seek to align their individual leadership development project (part of the program’s activities) with activities that the funding organisation is seeking to support. For example, a funding organisation may offer a scholarship to a local government employee working in a particular city with the condition that their leadership project will focus on advancing stormwater management arrangements to protect waterway health. Such conditions will be communicated to applicants when a scholarship offer is made. The IWC will play a facilitation role, if necessary, to ensure that the needs of both the participant and the funding organisation are met.
  • Scholarship recipients will be required to collaborate with the IWC’s marketing department to provide photos, interviews and/or written testimonials for promotional purposes.
  • At the completion of program activities, scholarship recipients will be required to write a short ‘reflection report’ for relevant managers in funding organisations and the IWC. This report will provide: 1) An overview of the program from the scholarship recipient’s perspective. 2) A description of positive outcomes / benefits that resulted from the program from the scholarship recipient’s perspective. 3) A summary of how the participant plans to use new knowledge, skills, ideas and relationships from the program to advance integrated forms of water management in the future.
  • Scholarship recipients will also be required to provide a short presentation to the organisation funding their scholarship during or shortly after the end of the program. The presentation will cover the benefits the recipient has gained from the program and include a presentation of their individual leadership development project. Fuller details of who the presentation should be made to will be communicated to recipients by the organisation funding their scholarship during or shortly after completing the program.
  • The IWC reserves the right to terminate any participant’s involvement in the leadership program in the event of unprofessional behaviour.
  • The decision of the scholarship assessment panel is final and not subject to negotiation.

Click on the scholarship application form link to apply online.

For more information, please view the Terms and Conditions for this scholarship.

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