Soroptimists Educate, Enable and Empower women by providing the opportunities for women and girls to fulfil their dreams.

Education prepares women and girls to plan for their future, and allows for their economic growth and opens doors to their dreams. Educate a women and you educate a whole family.

In 2016 Soroptimists from the Federation of the South West Pacific, spent $275,225 on "Educate to Lead" projects, to assist women and girls. 

Every year Soroptimists from the South West Pacific provide bursaries and scholarships for women to continue their education. Below you will find links to the many scholarships provided each year, click on the link for further information for each of the scholarships.

See list of scholarships available 

Australia
New South Wales

Sydney, NSW  - Rural Midwife Scholarship
Scholarship to assist rural midwifes to upgrade knowledge and skills
For further information and criteria details, contact SI Randwick

Central Coast, NSW  - Scholarship for mature aged female students attending TAFE
Students must be attending a TAFE college i situated on the Central Coast
For further information and criteria details, contact SI Brisbane Water

Griffith, NSW - Tertiary Scholarship
Scholarship to provide startup costs to a girl commencing TAFE or university
For further information and criteria details contact SI Griffith for details

Randwick, NSW Rural midwife scholarship
Scholarship will provide attendance at the NSW Midwives Conference
For further details contact , SI Randwick closing date for applications is 15 July each year.

Queensland

Redlands, Qld  -  Scholarship to provide girls or mature aged women attending university
For further details, criteria and application form contact SI Bayside

Toowoomba, Qld  -  Jean Bryant memorial Bursary
Presented to a year 12 female student how has attended a Toowoomba high school and will be undertaking tertiary education.
For further details, criteria and application form contact SI Toowoomba

South Australia

Adelaide, SA  -  Gender Studies Award
Scholarship available to female students attending University of Adelaide. Awarded to the best candidate on completion of an Undergraduate Degree in Gender Studies and Social Enquiry
For further information and criteria details, contact SI Eastern District

Adelaide, SA  -  Community Service Youth Award
Student scholarship presented by SI Eastern Districts of Adelaide
Presented in January of the current year Contact SI Eastern District

Adelaide SA  -   Biotechnology (Plant Technology) Prize
Awarded to a candidate for post-Master Studies in Biotechnology at Adelaide University.
Contact Click here to Email for application

Adelaide, SA   -  SI Adelaide Esther Bright Travel Award
Applications for the 2017 award are now open . An annual award to enable a female tertiary student to travel to a conference or seminar or symposium, either in Australia or overseas. The travel must be to further her studies and/or research
For further details, criteria and application form contact SI Adelaide

Adelaide SA  -  The Sapphires Soroptimist Prize
This scholarship is awarded to an indigenous female student
for further details please contact Please click here to email

Adelaide, SA  -  Women who make a difference
SI Eastern Districts of Adelaide members recognise that women doing voluntary work sometimes go unnoticed and members nominate women who make a difference to their community. These women are recognised with a certificate at a award ceremony.
For further details, please contact SI Eastern District

Barossa Valley, SA  -  Scholarship for year 12 students
A $2000.00 scholarship is available for students attending schools in the Barossa and Light districts, this is divided between 4 schools, the scholarship is to provide assistance to students undertaking Tertiary studies.
Contact SI Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley, SA  -  Nuriootpa High Dux of the Year
Scholarship provided to the Dux of the Year
Contact SI Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley, SA  -  The Good Sheppard Primary School Award
Scholarship to a student attending The Good Sheppard Primary School in Angaston
Contact SI Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley, SA  -  Operation Flinders - Camp sponsorship
Sponsorship of a child to the value of $1500.00 to attend a camp run by Operation Flinders.
Contact SI Barossa Valley

Naracoorte, SA  -  Dorothy Sachs Award
$100.00 presented to a female student to assist with a Business Studies degree - Presented at the Naracoorte High School Presentation Night
For further information, contact SI Naracoorte Valley

Naracoorte, SA  -  Denise Grieve Soroptimist Scholarship
$1000.00 awarded to a year 12 female student attending University, the student must attend Naracoorte High School
For further information, contact SI Naracoorte

Tasmania

Launceston, TAS - Dame Marjorie Parker Scholarship for University Study
A $1000 scholarship for a high-achieving Tasmanian female student enrolled in an undergraduate course at the University of Tasmania. This statewide scholarship is managed by SI Launceston.
For selection criteria contact SI Launceston

George Town, TAS - Port Dalrymple School Senior Bursary
A $300 scholarship for a Year 10 Port Dalrymple student to attend College (Year 11) to assist with fees/costs. 
Contact SI George Town

George Town, TAS - Port Dalrymple School Junior Bursary
A $75 to a Year 6 Port Dalrymple student going on to Year 7.
Contact SI George Town

George Town, TAS - Star of the Sea Catholic College Senior Bursary
(Edna Gaetani Memorial Award)

A $300 scholarship to a Year 10 Star of the Sea student to attend College (Year 11), to assist with fees/costs. Contact SI George Town

George Town, TAS – Star of the Sea Catholic College Junior Bursary
A $75 scholarship to a Year 6 Star of the Sea student going on to Year 7. Contact SI George Town

George Town, TAS - South George Town Primary School Junior Bursary 
A $75 scholarship to a Year 6 South George Town Primary School student going on to Year 7.
Contact SI George Town

Devonport, TAS - TasTAFE Scholarships
Awarded to female students who have returned to, and continuing with their studies, at the Devonport campus of TasTAFE. Contact SI Devonport

Burnie, TAS - Eulalie Stebbins Scholarship
A $100 annual scholarship awarded to a promising instrumentalist in the Musical Instrument Section at the Burnie Eisteddfod. Contact SI Burnie

Circular Head, TAS – Tertiary Study Scholarship 
A $2000 scholarship to assist a female student from Circular Head who is beginning her tertiary studies. 
Contact SI Circular Head

 

Victoria

Cobram, Vic  -  Scholarship for secondary students
For further information contact SI Cobram-Barooga

Melbourne, Vic  -  Indigenous Australian Women's Scholarship
Scholarship to assist Indigenous women attending university, this is a 2 year scholarship
For further information and criteria details, contact SI Business On Collins

Dromana, Vic  -  Scholarship for secondary students
Scholarship of $500.00 awarded to a year 11 girls entering year 12 to study English / Arts design
For further information and criteria details, contact SI Mornington Peninsula

Western Port, Vic  -  Scholarship for secondary students
Scholarship of $500.00 awarded to a year 11 girl entering year 12 to study Art
For further information and criteria details, contact SI Mornington Peninsula

Osborne, Vic  -  Osborne Primary School Margo Tart Scholarship
Two scholarships of $100 each to a year 5 girl and year 6 girl to assist the students with the transition to secondary school.
For further information and criteria details, contact SI Mornington Peninsula

Western Australia

Albany, WA - Greater Southern Region Girl Guides WA - Bursary

The bursary will be used primarily to help girls get to camps. All Guide camps teach the Girls responsibility, respect and give them leadership skills that they remember for a lifetime. In particular it will be targeting region camps and big camps in Perth that educate the girls in a wider range of skills. For further details contact: SI Albany

Albany, WA -  Female student of the Year - South Region TAFE

Recognition of an outstanding female student who has demonstrated herself to be a true all-rounder showing leadership in her community and outstanding results in her field of endeavour. For further details contact: SI Albany

Soroptimist International of Western Australia  -  The Stella Giles Award for Achievement
The Stella Giles Award recognises a Western Australian woman who has made a significant contribution to her chosen field. The Award of up to $10,000 will support the winner to undertake a project that will benefit women and girls. 2017 applications closed on 30 June.

More information visit SIWA's website, Soroptimist-wa.org.au

Perth, WA  -  Scholarships to high school students, and university students.
Scholarships are awarded to students for their dedication to their studies, shown through sustained effort, attitude or motivation
For further details and criteria, contact SI Fremantle

Perth, WA  -  Scholarships for Girl Guides
Scholarships will assist Girl Guides to pay guide fees, uniform and camp costs.
For further details and criteria, contact SI Fremantle

Perth, WA  -  Sports Scholarship
Scholarships to assist school aged children to attend sporting clubs, camps etc
For further information and criteria details, contact SI South Perth

East Timor

East Timor -  Soroptimist International Joondalup Educational Scholarships East Timor
The scholarships include a living allowance, transport, and books to assist students located in East Timor to continue their education.
For further details and criteria contact SI Joondalup

Fiji

Lautoka  -  Scholarship to assist women with the completion of tertiary education
For further details and criteria contact SI Lautoka

Lautoka  -  Arya Samaj Primary School Scholarship
Annual Prize giving scholarship
For further details and criteria contac SI Lautoka

BA  -  Text Book Scholarship
Scholarship to assist with the purchase of text books fees
For further details and criteria contact SI Ba

Indonesia

Jakata  -  Goodwill Leadership Scholarship Program
Scholarship will provide for under privileged women currently attending university
For further details and criteria contact SI Jakarta

New Zealand

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship
Named in honour of former SI International President Betty Loughhead, this scholarship provides grants to New Zealand women aged over 25, undertaking tertiarty studies for the purpose
 of gaining a qualification that will enable them to enter or re-enter the workforce or to change in occupations. The scholarship is restricted to New Zealand citizens studying at a recognised educational facility in New Zealand.

For further details visit the BLSST website or email Secretary BLSST 

SI New Plymouth  -  New Zealand Central Lois Williams Education Scholarship for Girls
Granted annually to a girl completing secondary schooling and seeking a tertiary education. On a rotational basis of the three eligible secondary schools, a minimum of $1,000 is granted to a needy girl to assist with tertiary study fees and/or purchase of books.
For further details contact club secretary SI New Plymouth

Christchurch, NZ  -  Soroptimist Music Scholarship
Scholarship to enable a primary school child the ability to learn music
For further details and criteria contact SI ChristChurch

Gore, NZ  -  SI Gore President's Scholarship
This scholarship is provides money to assist with the purchase of books; tuition fees and or travel. The scholarship is open to young women from the local Gore district.
For further details and criteria contact SI Gore

Thailand

Dusit   -  Nursing Scholarship
Assistance for nursing students to continue their studies
For further details and criteria contact SI Dusit

Dusit -  Medical Scholarship
Assistance for medical students currently attending Khon Kaen University
For further details and criteria contact SI Dusit

Dusit  -  Janie Scholarship fund
Assistance for law degree students currently attending Khon Kaen University
For further details and criteria contact SI Dusit

Dusit  -  Education Scholarship
Assistance for students to complete the education.
For further details and criteria contact SI Dusit - SID website

Dusit  -  Scholarship for Hill Tribe Girls
Assistance for students to continue their education
For further details and criteria contact SI Dusit - SID Website

Thailand  -  Minmahaw Education Foundation
Mae Sot,T Thailand, This scholarship is to provide for women to continue their education, students must be residents of Thailand.
Contact SI Canberra for further details. Closing Date for applications 30th June