Business scholarship submissions sought

Women in Business and Regional Development (WiBRD) is seeking submissions for their 2021 Business Booster and Entrepreneurial Scholarship. This year submissions are also being sought for a new category Women who Lead in Business.

WiBRD aims to support the establishment and fostering of entrepreneurs and businesswomen in the Limestone Coast and western Victoria.

WiBRD, in partnership with Dare to Dream Business Coaching and Mentoring, Sally Klose Strategic Solutions, Southern Cross Austereo and Flinders University are offering scholarships for up to three women who demonstrate entrepreneurial potential and/or run established business or are leaders in their business or workplace and are seeking support to help boost their businesses or career into its next phase.

The scholarships, valued at more than $2500, will take place for a year from May 2021 and will be directly aligned with the Women in Business and Regional Development strategic direction whereby the recipients of the scholarships will be supported and guided in their business pursuits by the network.

WiBRD Chair Jacinta Jones said the scholarships supported the establishment and fostering of female entrepreneurs and businesswomen and provide a framework for women in the community to enhance business contacts, develop friendships and strategic alliances to continually strive for business and personal growth.

“We are excited to once again offer the scholarships and we encourage all women to put themselves forward and apply for this fantastic opportunity,” she said. “This year we are excited to offer the new category for Women who Lead, we feel this is exciting initiative for women taking the next step in their careers.”

To further support the submission process and to encourage as many women as possible to apply for the Business Booster, Entrepreneurial Scholarships and Women who Lead in Business, WiBRD has recorded a webinar which features a presentation by Di Ind of Di Monty Training Solutions and Toni Vorenas of Metro Bakery on how to develop your application for the scholarship program including many tips along the way.

The submission period for the scholarships will close on the April 23. Further information regarding the scholarship, the prizes along with the scholarship application and criteria can be found at

A new nomination process has been included, where women can self-nominate or be nominated by an employer (for Women Who Lead in a Business) or from someone from the community.

WiBRD first launched the annual scholarship program in 2017 and last year’s recipients of the scholarships include Cindy Cross of The Post & Rail, Danielle England of Black Island Produce and Ilana Adam and Marika Gazzard of Lanamara.

Contact WiBRD Executive Officer Kylie Boston on 0407 231 547 or email for more information.

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