Opportunities for Young Women

Wanting to develop your leadership skills, or needing some financial help with your professional development? We’ve compiled a list of available opportunities for young women! 

  • The Australian Progress Fellowship is looking for their 2022 cohort with scholarships available for First Nations people, refugees and people with disabilities.
  • This year, Victorian Youth Fest 2022 will be a month-long celebration across Victoria highlighting the contributions and achievements of young people in their communities. Grants of $2,000 are available for community organisations, local governments and schools to host COVID Safe events for Victorians aged 12-25 during September 2022. Find out more and apply now
  • Applications are open for the Youth Disability Advocacy Service’s Young Leaders Program running in 2022. It’s completely free and takes place online. This is the first leadership program designed by and for disabled young Victorians, and will help you grow your leadership and advocacy skills, gain confidence working in a team and get work and volunteering opportunities. You can apply if you are 14 to 25 years old, live in Victoria, and identify as having a disability, health condition, chronic illness, neurodiverse or autistic, Deaf, and/or having lived experience of mental health issues. Find out more and apply now.
  • Pinnacle Scholarships are now open and offer financial support to LGBTIQA+ young people looking to study. Applications close 31 August 2022.
  • World YWCA has recently announced the Young Women Leadership Cohort Programme 2022, providing young women from the YWCA movement an opportunity to experience the international community-building, work and reach of World YWCA. 
  • Applications are now open for Westpac’s Future Leaders Scholarship, for people focused on finding innovative ways to create a better Australia with their post-graduate studies. Find out more.
  • Do you or someone you know provide unpaid care and support to a family member or a friend? The Young Carer Bursary Program supports young carers to continue with their education.
  • Are you a school student with a bold idea to tackle a Sustainable Development Goal? Westpac’s Youth Impact Challenge aims to help students solve problems and is open to students in years 1 to 12.