Alumni Funded First Nations Scholarship

Calling all WELA alumni!

Alumni from our leadership program are funding this important scholarship. It is available for a First Nations woman or gender diverse person to do our transformative leadership program each year. If you are not a WELA alumni member but would like to contribute to our scholarships, please donate here.

I am a Malgana woman from Gatharagudu, Shark Bay W.A. I am passionate about caring for sea country and creating opportunities for Aboriginal women to care for country. I coordinate the Buyungurra Nyarlu (Turtle Women) Program where Malgana women monitor the nesting sites of endangered loggerhead turtles.

Receiving this scholarship means I can develop my skills to continue to develop and coordinate programs where Aboriginal women can care for country and practice our ancestral responsibilities.

Bianca McNeair2022 Alumni Funded First Nations Scholarship Recipient

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Thanks to donations from people like you, WELA women have gone on to influence some of Australia’s most important and strategic campaigns and projects like these.

Stopped a new coal mine in New South Wales

Stopped dangerous waste incinerators in Sydney’s suburbs

Been elected to local government and state parliaments

Led campaigns to Stop Adani, build renewable energy and save essential habitat from logging

These inspiring women are reshaping our future for the better, for all of us. But we need to go so much further. The crises we face are urgent and the barriers to women’s leadership are real. You can change that.