Applications are open for the 2023 Merri-bek Women Environment Leadership (WELA) Community Scholarship.
The scholarship supports women and gender diverse people from our community take part in the WELA leadership program.
We encourage applications from people who identify as from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities, migrant and refugee communities and people with disability.
Applications close Friday, 6 March 2023.
The program runs from May to November. It includes both online and face-to-face retreats, and a mentoring program. The program is limited to 20 places for women and gender diverse people active in paid or unpaid environmental work.
The scholarship covers the full program cost ($6,100 including GST and travel costs) for one person.
The scholarships are part of Council and community working together for a Zero Carbon Merri-bek. Together we can create a better future for our planet, our city, our community and our children.
How to Apply
You can apply for a full or partial scholarship when applying for the WELA National Leadership Program.
Watch the video from Denise Cauchi the recipient of the 2021 scholarship.
This video was filmed before we changed our name to Merri-bek. You can learn more about our renaming on the Merri-bek City Council website