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IWC Water Leadership Program scholarships

IWC offers a range of scholarships which vary year to year depending on the interests of sponsoring organisations who wish to fund leadership development in the water sector.

The IWC has an aim of achieving 50:50 recruitment of female to male participants into the WLP every year as a way of contributing towards gender equality across the water sector. Historically we are around 40:60 on average.

To progress us more rapidly towards realising this aim, for the 2024/25 round the IWC are offering a total of 5 scholarships:

  • 1 x full Water Leader Scholarship for female only application
  • 2 x partial Water Leader Scholarships for female only application
  • 2 x partial Water Leader Scholarships for open application

The IWC very much welcomes applications from aspiring female and male Indigenous water leaders, whether working in community or institutional contexts.

Please note:

  1. The final number and value of scholarships awarded will remain at the discretion of IWC and will depend on the quality of applications received.
  2. Self-educational expenses (e.g. course or program fees) can be claimed as an individual tax deduction – see the ATO for more information here.

The International WaterCentre are proudly offering 6 scholarships for the 2024-2025 running of the Water Leadership Program.

  • 1 x full Water Leader Scholarship for female only application
  • 2 x partial Water Leader Scholarships for female only application
  • 2 x partial Water Leader Scholarships for open application

The IWC very much welcomes applications from aspiring female and male Indigenous water leaders, whether working in community or institutional contexts.

For the full IWC Water Leader Scholarship (female only application), the scholarship will cover $8500 (excl GST) of the $10,500 (excl GST) program fees. The recipient or their employer will be required to pay the remaining $2000 (excl GST) fees and contribute towards the expenses associated with participating in the intensives which form part of the program (i.e. travel and accommodation).

For the partial IWC Water Leader Scholarships (female only or open application), the scholarships will cover $5250 of the $10,500 (excl GST) program fees. The recipient or their employer will be required to pay the remaining $5250 (excl GST) of fees and contribute towards the expenses associated with participating in the intensives which form part of the program (i.e. travel and accommodation).

Scholarships will be awarded to high-caliber candidates who clearly demonstrate potential as a future water leader and satisfies the entry criteria.

Eligibility

All Scholarships for the 2024/25 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 204/25 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 August 2025.
  • If an applicant is offered a scholarship but fails to formally accept the scholarship (i.e. in writing by email) within 5 calendar days, the scholarship will be offered to another applicant.
  • Scholarship recipients will be guaranteed a place in the program in 2024/25.
  • Scholarships are not transferable to future years or to other people.

Scholarship specific additional eligibility criteria and terms and conditions are detailed in the terms and conditions.

Apply Now for an IWC Water Leadership Program Scholarship!

Scholarships close 16th of September 2024