LGPro Rural Women's Professional Development Scholarships

LGPro offers scholarships to women working in small rural councils each year to support their access to professional development. 

These annual scholarships aim to reduce the costs of attending the LGPro 2024 Women's Professional Development Forum and Women's Network Dinner. These costs include registration, accommodation, and travel for those who might not normally be able to attend because of these barriers.

With overwhelmingly positive feedback from those who have received the scholarships in past years from LGPro's contributing sponsors, the number of scholarships is increasing this year thanks to the generosity of these sponsors.

Each scholarship offers $1,500 plus GST. 

LGPro takes a lead role in promoting gender equity in the Local Government sector. We were instrumental in the establishment of the Women's Ministerial Roundtable by the Minister for Local Government and we strive for gender diversity on our Board and in our leadership programs.

In collaboration with LGPro Corporate Partners and the generous contribution of some large councils, multiple Rural Women's Professional Development Scholarships are being awarded to women working in small rural councils to support their attendance at the 2024 Women's Professional Development Forum and the Women's Network Dinner.

Who is eligible to apply?
The scholarships are open to female officers at any level who work at a local government identified as a 'small council' under the Victorian Local Council classifications.

Individuals can nominate themselves with the approval of their CEO or their authorised delegate.

What will the scholarship cover?
Scholarship funds cover the attendance at both events and an LGPro Professional membership for 12 months, while the balance contributes to related accommodation and travels costs.

How to nominate

To nominate, click the icon below and complete the form before COB 3 November 2023. We will advise all nominees via email through their CEO by 10 November 2023.