To unleash the power of diverse leadership, we need to remove barriers to it. That includes financial barriers, which is why we’re pleased to offer a limited number of full and partial scholarships to our leadership programs.
Our scholarships are made possible by our generous donors and partners. Please take a look at the scholarships below and if you have any questions about them or other barriers you face, please email us so we can make time to talk.
The fund was established by Samara and Eleni McIlroy in honour of their mother, Dr Deb Foskey. A passionate environmentalist, advocate for East Gippsland, and the Greens member for Molonglo from 2004 to 2008, Deb is remembered for her flair, poise and mentorship of other women. Read more of Dr Deb Foskey’s inspiring story here.
Moreland City Council established this scholarship to support women from its community in Melbourne’s inner north to participate in the WELA Leadership Development Program. The scholarship covers the full program cost ($5,500 including travel costs) for one person.
Moreland Council’s goal is to work with the community to achieve a zero carbon Moreland by 2040. The key components of its vision are:
This scholarship will support the further development of leadership from within Moreland’s community, enabling a better future for our planet, our city, our community and our children.
Alumni from our programs are invited to help fund this important scholarship. It is available for a First Nations woman or gender diverse person to participate in our transformative leadership program each year.
WELA and our alumni recognise the essential contribution of Indigenous women’s leadership in creating a sustainable and thriving future. Connection to Country, and centering indigenous justice and reconciliation with people and Country, are essential to our shared vision for the future. We are committed to supporting and learning from Indigenous women’s leadership.
Through our fundraising work, we’re able to offer several full or partial scholarships to women environmentalists who are unable to cover the full costs of participating in our National Leadership Development Program.