Rosemary Richards Scholarship

Applications Open – Rosemary Richards Scholarship

Women members of the Australian Education Union (AEU) and its branches (including Federation) and associated bodies are encouraged to apply for the 2019 Rosemary Richards Scholarship.

Rosemary Richards was a proud feminist, unionist and educator. A trailblazing leader, she was committed to advancing gender equality across the AEU. In her memory, the Rosemary Richards Scholarship continues her legacy by building the capacity of women as activists and leaders.

Across the AEU, women’s employment rights and women’s union participation has been steadily advanced due to an active, committed and predominantly female membership, but challenges still remain.

The scholarship is aimed at providing the opportunity for a woman member to increase her skills and experience in the union’s work at a state, territory, national or international level and, by extension, supporting the AEU’s women members.

The scholarship is valued at up to $10,000 and is intended to cover all project expenses including (but not limited to):

  • travel
  • attendance at conferences
  • workplace visits
  • research or study experiences
  • work shadowing
  • formal and/or informal training and development opportunities
  • the design and implementation of a discrete project.

Important: Please contact our Women’s Coordinator Leeanda Smith to discuss your application. As this scholarship is open to women members across the country, any NSW application must be endorsed by our General Secretary in order to proceed for consideration by the AEU Rosemary Richards Scholarship Selection Panel.

For more information about the scholarship please refer to the guidelines and nomination form on the AEU federal website.

The deadline for applications is Friday 3 May, 2019.

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