NWIB Scholarship

Supporting women fulfill their business dreams


The NWIB Bursary is a one-off payment awarded to a successful female applicant who demonstrates a desire, ability and readiness to embark upon or extend a business career or venture, or vocation, with the ultimate aim of achieving self-employment.

Applications close 31st of August, 2019

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2019 Application Criteria

  • The applicant must be genetically female or transgender living as a female
  • The applicant must reside within the Northam Shire or have lived there within the previous 5 years
  • The applicant must be either enrolled in a tertiary education facility, AND/OR be enrolled in a traineeship AND/OR have a business plan
  • A group application will not be accepted
  • The top 4 applicants will be required to attend an interview with the selection panel in September/October 2019 in Northam
  • The winner agrees to return to NWIB the following year (2020) at an as yet-to-be arranged function to present and describe how the money has been/is being spent
  • It is expected that the bursary will be spent on furthering the progress of the applicants ultimate aim of their endeavour


2019 Application Rules

  •  If no applicants meet the approval of the selection panel, it has the right not to award a winner, and to roll the sum over to the following year
  • The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  • No direct contact with the selection panel, other than the written application is allowed. Advice, however, on the application process, will be available by emailing the contact at NWIB
  • There is one Award. The payment of $5000 is awarded
  • The sum is a one-off payment, gifted at the time of presentation of the winner in October 2019, via a Bendigo Bank account
  • The winner is offered a business mentorship through the Bendigo Bank
  • The selection panel will consist of one member of Northam Women in Business, a member from the Northam Chamber of Commerce, an employee from the Bendigo Bank and a Business Representative
  • The applicants must be available for interview, if short-listed, in Northam, in the week of 16th- 21st September 2019

How to apply

Application Process
  • Fill in the attached application form
  • Attach an essay stating – 1000 words or less – your vocation plan including your current status with respect to course/traineeship enrolment (how far through the course), and how this ultimately pertains to a business plan or opportunity
  • OR detail business plan/ or plan of extension to business
  • Include how you would propose to use the bursary (the more detail, the better)
  • Note: the emphasis of this Bursary is using the money to further your ultimate aim or achieving self-employment. Applications which include detail of this aim, rather than a nebulous idea, will be more favourably viewed
Ready to apply?
  • Follow the link and fill in the application form
  • Attach your essay 
  • Attach a copy of your photo ID
  • Attach proof of enrolment in tertiary education facility or traineeship (If applicable)

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