ALGWA Vic is committed to encouraging women to advance their careers in the local government sector through study.
That’s why, in 1989 (under the leadership of then-President Pam Robinson AM), ALGWA Vic established an Annual Bursary Award to encourage and assist women working in the local government sector to further their education.
Since then, the prize has been awarded to 28 women from member councils across metro and regional Victoria.
Nominations are now closed.
2024 ALGWA Vic Bursary Award Nomination Form coming soon.
“I believe this award provides not only an opportunity but encouragement for those who are looking to continue to progress within the sector and further educate themselves.”
~2020 Bursary Award Winner, Danielle Pepyat | City of Maroondah
Congratulations to our 2021 ALGWA Vic Bursary Award winner, Sonja Van Nieuvenhoven (Casey City Council)! Sonja will be awarded $1750 toward furthering her education.
"ALGWA Victoria’s support of women in local government recognises women’s contribution to the local government sector and the broader community. This recognition contributes to the representation of women in local government as role models for other women inside and outside of local government. Recognising women in local government demonstrates clear career development pathways for other women to pursue their passion and drive positive change in our communities.
By supporting women like myself in local government, like the other finalists here today, we can lead the way for other women inside and outside of local government to create positive change in our communities.
As an officer in local government, it is my role to advocate for those voices who are not always heard, those who have fallen through the gaps or on hard times, particularly through the current COVID-19 pandemic."
~2021 Bursary Award Winner, Sonja Van Nieuvenhoven | Casey City Council.
Click here for a list of previous winners.